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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. Sounds like an amerikan car- put a big engine in and of course it'll go fast
  2. Tried a low riding moth, at 330mm hull width with an aluminium mast, in under 6 knots of wind. Not impossible but had to really take notice of what was going on and couldn't expect it to just happen on demand. No nightmare, just a great challenge!
  3. Except rain. or bowling underarm
  4. At a price! 😳
  5. If the Cup goes to the UK (and that's still a big if) BA and Martin Whitmarsh said there would be a 100% Nationality Rule inserted for AC 36 so no more shopping for Spithill to other Teams winning the AC. Percy & Brittle from AR would likely come over to BAR to defend it and the Kiwis but especially the Aussies could have their own Team with Spithill, Slingsby and Langford heading a complete Australian Team. Would like to see this sport be more encouraging of all people, so need to have mixed crews on every boat too (plus the 100% nationality rule). It is the characters that make it interesting and this would give it, imho, give add much to this. Fish
  6. If I were to plan a trip to Australia to include one RS Aero regatta there - which regatta should it be? If you love coffee then please note- Melbourne is where the world's best coffee can be found :-)
  7. Wow, this is awfully public. For the sake of novelty, I'll answer these questions in reverse order. ... I now submit myself to the storm of justified "buy an ad" comments. In my defence, he very clearly asked. DRC Dave, As far as I am concerned neither you (DRC) or SC need to buy ads here, you both add way to much to this website with your openness and your passion for sailing. I think the best way to put it is like this. Happy sailing, Fish
  8. ... Maybe the old farts (like me) need to empower groups of kids and then just back off and let 'em have fun. +1
  9. Perhaps the reason is--> you are a P.O.M.E.?
  10. Should say- that with my "+1" comes lack of time in the modern age!
  11. Facinating that your Neanderthalic cognitive capabilities are still shining! Boat and wind speeds in Knots, surely you are clever enough to communicate with the whole world!
  12. Butt is definitely over the edge. First minute the boat didn't look to be sailed that flat, second minute an improvement. Not sure you are holding the tiller extension well, looks awkward. Keep at it!
  13. I agree that should always be taught to anyone learning to sail. And I appreciate where you're coming from. And I certainly would never suggest for anyone else to not wear a PFD. But we're going to have to agree to disagree about exceptions to this general rule when (1) a fit sailor w/ decent skills is (2) in very chill conditions. Baby can't be put in a corner forever; the freedom of the speedo has to be let loose at some point. It's your call. I always wear one on a dinghy in wind (been out for a swim with my wife when they're was no wind in summer and obviously we weren't wearing pdf, but always one stayed on the boat) It's more a feeling than a necessity. I feel naked without pdf when sailing. It's like the bicycle helmet. I'm so used to it, that it feels strange not to wear one. The other question to ask - how far can I swim? Now prove yourself by doing this in open water, much tougher than in a pool! I can do 1,000m in the pool but this is not continuous swimming either. Can you make it to shore?