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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. No surprise really,running out of worthwhile competition to race against here on this puddle. So whats next in Coombsys sailing adventures? Adams10?
  2. SYC as the new holders of the trophy have cooked it up to suit their own agenda without any consultation with the other Clubs. The NOR does not comply with the Deed. The event is invalid. why would you give a shit these days Dave ?Yeh I don't but I will call out bullshit when I see it. So what is SYC going to do when racing is abandoned on Sunday due to excessive wind? They have no provision for re-sail, another epic fail on their part along with writing the NOR to exclude certain boats to ensure that SYC could cover the rating bands that they wanted to.
  3. OK,so you're from the rapidly sinking RYCV who did the same for ten years. Any less biased opinions? OK,so you're from the rapidly sinking RYCV who did the same for ten years. Any less biased opinions? Unless you have been masquerading as a Club Captain you don't know jack shit so fuck off you idiot.
  4. SYC as the new holders of the trophy have cooked it up to suit their own agenda without any consultation with the other Clubs. The NOR does not comply with the Deed. The event is invalid.
  5. All they need to do is to increase the free board of container ships and require all containers to be kept below the gunnel .. There is no reason that the individuals should be paying for the costs which arise when shipping failures impact upon them. They won't do that because it will increase the vessels Gross Tonnage. All sorts of charges to the ship's owner are calculated on the Gross Tonnage.
  6. Because there are plenty of the race formats that you have asked for available. RYCV only runs two W/L club races in the whole season, the Navy League and the Harold Ward. That suits the majority of our members who sail boats like Diamonds, S80's, Archambault's of various descriptions and Adams 10's. We are not going to design a whole summer program about what one boat wants - but it's not my circus anymore.
  7. Spoken like someone who had a BFD. You got that right. race 1, start 1 where at least 8+ boats were OCS, so instead of thinking Hmmm, gee wiz Wally, you rekon the lines a bit short, Nah Dickie lets just throw up the Black Flag for the race 1, second start. Just plain lazy and could not care less about the competitors after all, its all about the ROs here down south. Don't believe me, just read the Sail-World article, its all about the "magical" ROs. Yeah whatever. So the CYC will be using it to determine the results of the Sydney to Hobart?
  8. The overall winner has always been based on IRC as the premier (read world wide) measurement system.
  9. Spoken like someone who had a BFD.
  10. If Div A and Div B started together in each race, the winner should be Top Gun from Div B.
  11. +1 and if anyone at RQ wants a frank and honest assessment of AMS just ask Mark Buchbach.
  12. The sugar scoop was to take advantage of the fact that AMS is a fucked up rule. Make the boat longer and the rating goes down! The people that run the rule subsequently made a determination that LOA does not include a sugar scoop. If you bought the boat you would probably get rid of it.
  13. With a bit of imagination wraps can look great. If you use a professional company and top quality vinyl it will last for years. The major issue is that any time you make contact with anything - you will damage the sticker, however, repairs are quite easy. This boat was dry sailed so contact with marina piles, fenders or floating docks was minimised. I don't think that they are quite as cheap as some people here have claimed.
  14. If you are on Facebook check out "Martini Racing Sailing Team"
  15. And owners are jumping over themselves to do that?