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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. Nobody wants to build a g-d marina off Rincon Park, why would even Larry want to get involved in that little hoopla? Yes a few people may want that but it is clearly a non starter. Not going to happen, PDX! Give it a rest. Of all the people and orgs expressing relatively little objections to angles of the DEIR, 100% of them back the AC in SF - and they say so, first sentence. Rincon is one of those 'Okay, solved that one today too' non-catastrophes. Lol, it's just so tiny in the big picture.
  2. MSP, can you please just post the link next time? See the nice 'please' ? My thumb fucking hurt after one-handed scrolling thru all that unrelated to anything crapola. Why repeat it here in it's entirety? Can you think of even one good reason?
  3. Uploaded by roblewis56 on Sep 3, 2011 Pier 27, is another location, along with Rincon Point Open Water Basin, designated as a berthing place for superyachts for the rich coming to watch the America's Cup. As you can see, dredging has already begun. It is also the proposed location of the America's Cup Village. The new tower of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge with the catwalks is also visible just beyond Yerba Buena Island. See "Yacht plan sailing into rough water" by John King, San Francisco Chronicle September 1, 2011. I shot this September 3, 2011.
  4. Not to split hares but that's a pretty good one
  5. Former Mayor Willie Brown and local comedian Will Durst talk to Joe D'Alessandro about the value of tourism, the true meaning of the World Series, why we love the America's Cup and more. (AC talk starts at 06:15)
  6. Terry Hutchinson, who the Skipper/Helmsman of Quantum Racing for three MedCup seasons popped into Cartagena today to catch up on the gossip with his old team mates. http://readyaboutmagazine.blogspot.com/2011/08/terry-hutchinson-visits-medcup.html
  7. That could be HUGE for attracting sponsors. Yep! But the 'could' depends a lot on what 'NBC' really means.
  8. Great news... maybe NBC will acquire ACTV and spin it? How great the news is may also depend on just which NBC stations will carry it. For example, is it only the SF station, or wider area, or (hopefully) national? And if on the national feed, will all local stations carry that? There's also the chance they are talking the (cable-only channel?) Versus again, I think it's to be renamed NBC Sports soon. Don't have a BizJournal subscription, would be nice to know if there's any more detail in the article below the fold. Also could be tied into Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area, where most of our Giants games are shown (on Directv channels NBC is 11, Comcast BA is upper 600's) but there is some sharing there. Bingo, 'NBC Sportsnet' is what Versus is, iirc, going to be renamed to. Perhaps that also ties into Comcast Sportsnet somehow. Very confusing... until we hopefully get to read the real scoop. Maybe stations outside the area will be able to choose to carry it, later once they can better gauge interest levels.
  9. Great news... maybe NBC will acquire ACTV and spin it? How great the news is may also depend on just which NBC stations will carry it. For example, is it only the SF station, or wider area, or (hopefully) national? And if on the national feed, will all local stations carry that? There's also the chance they are talking the (cable-only channel?) Versus again, I think it's to be renamed NBC Sports soon. Don't have a BizJournal subscription, would be nice to know if there's any more detail in the article below the fold.
  10. This CNN Mainsail feature video (Aug 18) is quite good CNN's Mainsail travels to Sardinia where new Quantum Racing helmsman Ed Baird competes in the Audi Med Cup. http://edition.cnn.c...tum.baird.a.cnn more at http://edition.cnn.com/CNNI/Programs/main.sail/
  11. NBC? Could be very good news http://www.bizjournals.com/mobile/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/08/26/americas-cup-lands-tv-deal-targets.html
  12. Pier 14 between the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge is the northern boundary of the Rincon Point Open Water Basin. As you can see, it is a popular and productive fishing spot with some beautiful and expansive views. However the basin could be turned into a berthing facility for America's Cup spectator's yachts. See "Yacht parking plan threatens bay views" by John King, San Francisco Chronicle August 22, 2011. I wanted to show some of what the view is like now before this happens.
  13. There will be ~some~ number of superyachts, obviously. I hope for the ACEA, and for Fraser, and for SF that a few extravaganzas show up to park for the America's Cup. The rumored Middle Eastern entry should account for at least two..
  14. ^ Agreed, America was very extreme for her time. I have helmed 4 different AC boats in tourist mode, in 4 different cities; but have not yet helmed any America replica. I think the difference between tourist mode and 1851 race mode is by far the largest there, just look at that rig - whoa! I did not have to be under sail when I grabbed the winged USA 17's wheel and looked forward, and up, to understand just how faking radical that creation was.