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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. Burling has way more experience and successes as a dinghy sailor. Spithill's strength was supposed to be (!) starts and match racing.
  2. I don't get the obsession of some with speed. Is 15 mph really make one feel better than 20? I rather be first at the windward mark, but never am...
  3. audience

    NBC will show the racing this coming Saturday and Sunday (Wash DC area).
  4. Sail what other people in your area recommend. Weta and RS100 are totally different. And if you are considering an Aero, the D-Zero should be on your list as well. Not sure if that one has taken off in Sweden
  5. Smart; you are welcome to sail my Laser if you happen to be in the area (where the orange-haired one lives). I also wear a helmet sailing my Laser in 20 mph or more. But the bike type helmets won't help much with a blow to the side of the head. On the other hand, it's been my experience that such an helmet does protect with hits higher up. I have had a few of those where my helmet did protect me.
  6. Did Spithill spend too much time in the Goslings cellars? He does seem to be out of it during the starts and slow to recover once the race is on, if he does at all...
  7. Oracle 0 New Zealand -1 Prior to the first race
  8. Unfortunately, it's too late for Frank Cammas...
  9. Great idea; hope it works! But your kids may not be allowed to sail such non legal boats in regattas
  10. A Dutch boat with a Croatian accent...
  11. The idea for this format is 'stolen' from the Star Sailors League. I watched one such event and found it exciting. Mostly because the video was superb.
  12. I agree. Let him sail a Laser from now on to get used to sailing a boat with an undersized rudder. As long as it isn't MY Laser...
  13. I join the chorus. You may have gotten the wrong impression from this thread, but there are many more dinghy sailors that enjoy just messing around than ones that race class legal boats.
  14. Question: The scenario as shown is rather unusual. Often there will be a line of boats (on starboard) steaming up the layline towards the mark. Do they count as "obstruction" for the boats (Y and R) coming in on port as in the diagram? Thanks for enlightening me
  15. Someone needs to get FIRED at LP!