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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. When all is said and done, I confess I quite like Ben Ainslie, from when he was in ETNZ in Valencia. I still believe we might have won back then had misplaced loyalty not influenced cold hard decisions they should have made. I don't blame Sir Ben for racing today. He's got 3 points, and probably felt he needed at least 1 more from today and perhaps 1 from tomorrow to be safe into the top 4. I quite like Campbell-James...maybe Sir Ben should consider stepping aside to concentrate on oversight of the on-the-water stategy. I think in the modern era, only one person has successfully managed and skippered an AC Challenge - Sir Russell.
  2. Perhaps he should let Paul Campbell-James helm for the rest of RR2 - I liked watching him in the ESS's. Nothing else to lose..
  3. Stop being a Larry lapdog. The defender has no authority to look beyond the current defence. Wankers like you just can't see the principles involved - must be a cultural thing with you lot!!
  4. There was a shot of Burling looking down at the steering wheel (sorting his buttons??) just as they drifted into the start area - maybe he was distracted. Still no excuse for such an amateurish error.
  5. Fuck off!! ETNZ did the right thing and is doing all it can to ruin their little self-serving poodle parade. And the first thing to do when the Cup is in Auckland is tell them to fuck off with their ACWS nonsense. But I'm guessing the loss of OR-Xerox and OR-JPN will be offset by a few more genuine challengers.
  6. Unless ART or G-F or SirBen beats OR-Xerox, it's pretty much on the cards that OR-Xerox will get the bonus point. I doubt OR-JPN will be allowed to beat Mr. Miyagi. I think ETNZ will beat OR-Xerox on Saturday, but there is a lot of incentive for ART to beat ETNZ tomorrow and then deal to OR-Xerox if they are to pip anyone to win the Round Robins. I don't think BAR can make it now, same with OR-JPN.
  7. Rule 60 amendment addresses the seemingly excessive water draining from BAR in their first race today, and takes away the right of a yacht to red-flag protest another yacht for a breach of a Class Rule. Seems to provide the RD and Measurement Committee with a lot of new discretions to make subjective decisions over Class Rule violations and whether or not they affected the boats' performance(s)... Understandable why ETNZ would not sign...
  8. Virtual Eye is not too bad...
  9. The yank TV co-commentator (Rice?) was certainly orgasmic when he saw it, and kept coming back to it as the moment of the day for him..
  10. I would love for Groupama-FR to take 2 points from their 2 races tomorrow, but I'll settle for them to win at least 1.
  11. ETNZ's burst of speed in Leg-1 to haul in BAR and discharge their penalty was a significant revelation which I suspect they had not intended to reveal at this early stage but were forced to because of Burling's distraction which caused the early entry penalty. I think all the other teams now realise that ETNZ has serious speed which they've managed to hide since their arrival in BDA. I thought we saw a bit of it in the loss to OR-Xerox when they accelerated to over42-knts in the sprint to the finish line, before they suddenly backed off the throttle.. I feel quietly confident that ETNZ will use their speed as their get-out-of-jail card next time Burling fucks up, and win all their remaining 6 races.
  12. Got ya' . These 4-am Irish coffees tend to add up very quickly with top-ups after every race. More manageable with only 3 races in the next few days.
  13. (b) if the winner of the America’s Cup Qualifiers is a Competitor in the Match, the Competitor that did not win the America’s Cup Qualifiers shall start the Match with a score of minus one (-1) point; This doesn't make any fucking sense!! Why would the competitor who did not win the LV-AC Qualifiers get into the Match?? The Challenger has to have won the Qualifiers to...QUALIFY to be the Challenger!! EDIT: Amendment 6.61 corrects the language... 6.1 Article 29.1(b) of the Protocol shall be amended as follows: “(b) if the winner of the America’s Cup Qualifiers is a Competitor in the Match, it the Competitor that did not win the America’s Cup Qualifiers shall start the Match with a score of minus one (-1) point;” BUT, here's a potential, theoretically possible situation: OR-Xerox wins the first 6 races = 6 points The Challenger starting at -1 point wins 7 races, minus their handicap = 6 points.
  14. I suppose theoretically OR-Xerox could get to 6 points (+ their bonus point) = 7, and the Challenger can get to 7 points as well. Possible though improbable..
  15. For ETNZ to win the Round Robins, they'd have to win all their remaining races including beating OR-Xerox in Race 12, and then rely on ART doing the deed on OR-Xerox again in Race 9. Every other permutation must be considered long shots. Can ART go 2-Zip against OR-Xerox? I'm hoping so.