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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. I saw that, as well as Kiwi Jono Macbeth in Team Pom, but the list is from the AC35 noticeboard site
  2. Got the alarm set for 05:00 in the morning, time enough to check into the ACA asylum and get the Irish coffee ready for Day1...
  3. Team Nationals Pursuant to the nationality requirements in Protocol article 19.3 and Regatta Director Notice #27, the Regatta Director is satisfied that the below crew members are nationals of the country of the yacht club their Competitor represents. ORACLE TEAM USA Andrew Campbell Cooper Dressler Jerome Kirby Louis Sinclair Matthew Cassidy Thomas Slingsby ARTEMIS RACING Anders Gustafsson Andreas Axelsson Kalle Torlen LAND ROVER BAR Ben Ainslie Bleddyn Mon David Carr Edward Powys Giles Scott Jonathan Macbeth Leigh McMillan Matthew Cornwell Neil Hunter Nick Hutton Paul Campbell-James GROUPAMA TEAM FRANCE Arnaud Jarlegan Devin Le Bihan Franck Cammas Matthieu Vandame Nicolas Heintz Olivier Herledant Thierry Fouchier Thomas Le Breton EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND Andrew Maloney Blair Tuke Guy Endean Joseph Sullivan Josh Junior Peter Burling Simon Van Velhooven SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN Kazuhiko Sofuku Yugo Yoshida Yuki Kasatani
  4. They were unstoppable. They resorted to cheating to stop ETNZ...
  5. We remember - the cheating.
  6. AC34 - that the one where OR-XEROX cheated using illegal components?? I'd be trying to forget it if I were a yank...
  7. At least it buys 2 days to effect repairs.
  8. Thank you nav. Been hanging out for these no-nonsense interviews. And thank you Dalton for making key team members available. He sure knows how to look after his sponsors, and he gets it back in spades from them in loyalty and continuing association with The Team ETNZ... Great move by Dalton to get Vodafone on board with Tasker and Lester - both of whom have great relationships with the team.
  9. Jimminy had egg all over his face when he tried to be smart with the Swedish answer, after earlier berubbishing cyclogrinding - he was squirming like a rapist! He did not want to be there answering the NZ media questions.
  10. I'd be embarrassed as an Aussie at Jimminy's petulant answer about the cyclogrinders which fooled no one. Let's face it - he's under pressure and he's not coping.
  11. XEROX make COPIERS. OR copy. Ergo OR-Xerox.
  12. You need to have an AC team before you can "whip" anyone, cobber!! The closest in recent years is the HIYC phoney CoR self-dealing with Ian Murray who surprise!surprise! surfaced at ACRM after the Protocol was signed - and HIYC conveniently withdrew!!
  13. Jimminy's demeanour and under-pressure body language at the presser might be a hint that things might not be all hunkydory in the state of OR-Xerox. Maybe they're trying to write another 100k lines of code... The journalists at the presser were slack, with all of them missing opportunities to follow up on openings Jimminy's arrogance opened up - re. two boats, trying to compare OR-Xerox-ORSBJPN to ETNZ-LR, etc. The only journos asking searching questions were the TVNZ and RNZ reps..
  14. With 45+million whinging Poms, you should have an all-Pom team. Your sponsors are catering to the Brexit market. ETNZ's cornerstone sponsors are attracted to the most visible AC team over 20 years, and have remained loyal throughout those years. I seriously doubt any of the other teams could command the same level of support and loyalty from sponsors if they had to go out and compete for sponsorship dollars. Even Cammas with all his accomplishments has struggled. Spithill wouldn't get through the front door to any potential sponsors if he had to fund his own team. Ben Ainslie has leveraged his Olympics success successfully, but one senses that continuing sponsorships for a second challenge hinges largely on performance in AC35. Come back in 20 years if Ainslie is still involved in the America's Cup and still has the same sponsors.
  15. "...some teams have more than one car in a race" Spithill confirming that OR-Xerox have a second car in OR-SB-JPN.