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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. Dan Bernasconi has just confirmed his commitment to ETNZ and his design team. Great news for AC36!!
  2. Hi Chauch...look forward to seeing you Auckland for AC36
  3. Commiserations Oracle Racing. Lets hope we see you in Auckland in AC36.
  4. CONGRATULATIONS ETNZ!! And Thank You Grant Dalton for your perseverence and faith!!
  5. Hide all ropes and sharp objects
  6. Andy Malony reportedly puts out the most power
  7. I think you'd be in for a surprise over ETNZ's performance in a breeze. There have been claims that they reputedly cracked 50knts in Auckland in 20-24knts of wind, but no one's talking. I too would like to see them race in 14-16knts.
  8. With Sir Russell running ACEA and concentrating on the commercial operations for AC36, it looks like Jimmy Spithill took over the management, directorship and running of OR-XEROX. I get the feeling based on Jimmy's answers on the cyclors since the launch of ETNZ's AC50 back in February, that he was solely responsible for that decision. One minute he would have us believe that they "evaluated them and decided against them..", and in the next minute he's installing the BMX on 17. This lmay have created a rift with Sir Russell which is not hard to sense - when was the last time they both fronted a presser? I hope Spithill sees out AC35 tomorrow - he's earned it.
  9. After all has been said and done, my enjoyment of ETNZ's win will be tinged with a little sadness for the sailors in OR-XEROX whose contracts I assume will all terminate on 30th June. ^They all have families to support and probably mortgage and education obligations...but so did our sailors in 2013. Wish them all the best...
  10. COR

    With OR-XEROX out of the picture, I would not be at all surprised if Grant Dalton extends an olive branch to the poodles to bring them into AC36, with a fresh start from a full re-set. Dalton has nothing to gain by ostracising the poodles, and he's not a vengeful person - he knows it's business first and foremost, and the sailors in the poodles would have had very little say in the politics of AC36.
  11. Oracle Racing may be a completely different team without certain people in it. Maybe Uncle Larry will lodge a challenge in AC36 with an all-American team - maybe even establish a Lanai Yacht Club on his island in Hawaii..
  12. COR

    Ellison may lodge a Challenge through HIYC yet...
  13. If there were AC personnel involved in the removal, a complaint to the Arbitration Panel is the logical step to take. In fact, there may be grounds for complaint against the OR-XEROX wanker with the flags. But being so close to ramming their wing up their butt, ETNZ would just be content to take it out on their team on the water tomorrow morning.