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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.

Eiar

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  1. Would love to see ETNZ close it out with a come from behind win in the next race - time to take all shackles off and make the kiwi fly!
  2. COR

    Probably right, would the new COR not have the other poodles' interest at heart and continue this unholy alliance if one of them proves victorious in future. Better for the cup if challengers work together to defeat the King of the hill - ETNZ have shown that isolation does not necessarily prove a disadvantage.
  3. I do not think they will replace Spithill, lack of helm training on the newly configured boat being the prime reason. remember even RUssell Couts could not get the red sled to win when he and Brad Butterworth were brought in to try and save the day..
  4. Any evidence of this - seems very unlikely an out of the box addition or replacement would prevail over ETNZ without proper trial and testing ?
  5. I think it is pretty clear that ETNZ will win primarily because of the collective interest, support and passion shown emanating from the little country, which drives and spurs on the effort. Re-kindling and duplicating this kind of collective drive and passion in Italy, Germany, France, Holland, and continents like South America, Africa, and Asia should be the aim of future organisers of the event, as friendly competition between nations. This would make the AC great in driving kids across the world Into a future worth living and marked by friendship and sportsmanship, using sustainable and unrelenting technological innovation and the elements to learn to appreciate an outdoor sport that can be enjoyed across generations, and yes let it get fairly won, hosted and showcased around the world with maximum participation. loved the ETNZ clip of support for that very reason! go kiwis and yes I suspect that I too will not sleep much over the next 48 hours.
  6. Come on, 17 is in good nick and she's going cheap...
  7. In the team GB thread there was an early Cup article where Jimmy was reported predicting his opponent in the match would be Dean Barker and SoftBank, but his preferred opponent was Sir Ben BAR. If this thinking was common at OTUSA the current situation ie four-zip against the dark horse and framework bolter ETNZ must be truly nightmare inducing for the skipper and team...
  8. Put me through to the Swedish Youth team right now - zey are our only hope!
  9. DSGE? Monsieur Mafart et mademoiselle Prieur s'il vous plait.
  10. For the sake of a complete victory I for one would quite like to see ETNZ achieve some come from behind victories!
  11. I agree - all the vaunted talk about everything's on the table begs the question as to what was on the table in the first place. Radical changes at this point should be easily observable, ie crew changes, foil tips, rudders, manoeuvres and could be countered by ETNZ by effective spying and benchmarking against their data sets. Anything else involving tinkering around the edges will not give OTUSA the ability to come from behind in the series or in an individual race- a 3 point lead provides just the right buffer should a race be dropped- the one spanner would be high winds on any one day with luck then placing two races at risk for either party...
  12. Thanks Rudder well appreciated - wife and two dogs happily snoring beside me but I might catch a few more z s myself - smile on my face of course as one eyed kiwi!
  13. Does anyone else perceive the parallels with 95 ? Bravado, possible boat swapping, vengeance on Connor, Cayard - this race series can become ETNZ finest hour.... In overcoming slanted rules, Coutts, Spithill, Australians pretending to be Americans, Oracle, the list goes on - I am optimistic little NZ will prevail, upset the whole apple cart and find sweet redemption for its total effort
  14. Don't worry your average non sailing Japanese has a propensity for seasickness. Still remember Nyk's venture into cruise liners with the super luxury crystal princess - the maiden voyage from Japan to nz saw a huge number of well heeled guests shouting Huey over the side for days on end during a stormy
  15. Japanese guests might not relate to the name of your boat - Haku means to throw up....