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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. Agree - take anyone off the street (named Peter Burling) and yep, you've got a winner.
  2. No, zero to that too. They lock down. Recall start where ETNZ wallowed on maneuver. NO called this a failed lock... (perhaps you missed it - US broadcast)
  3. I can't figure it out. Suspect from GD's comments that cyclors, autopilots, and Xbox controllers to be eliminated. But they also have GA. Plus, GD also mentioned wanting to provide continuity for other syndicates. The thought of ballast is hard to fathom. But how to sail a hard sail multi without stored energy? And, it must be an open water design. Think I'll stick with foiling cat - but a more "sailorly" and seaworthy flavor than what we have now.
  4. None.
  5. They had a fragile set of light air foils that apparently just made it across the line. And a race against AR that was a nail biter because light air foils - their slowly failing set - but the breeze got big. Seems to have been a game of "win the race" but "save the foils". Like to watch that one again
  6. Dalts said yesterday that he didn't agree with Coutt's evil plan. But Dalts also said yesterday that he had his own evil plan. So - a year or two...
  7. Let me see if I got this right: Bertarelli = Smeagol Dalts = Strider Coutts = Saruman
  8. What - you saying ETNZ built a better Herbie? I heard OR had the best herbie, but jimmie tossed it - that boy's a control freak...
  9. Does his license plate read: "Herbie" have we seen the last of "heads down" sailing have we seen the last of bikes on boats have we seen the last of Chicago as Grand Prix racing venue
  10. Apologies if this has already been stated - but Lester's interview with GD and GA revealing: - control system design: first thing design and build an autopilot (Herbie lives). Second step, make it legal. Hence Tuke "following the dots" so sensors and software in place for some degree of flight automation - but feedback not to control system, instead, simply for Tukes reference which explains his "heads down" sailing.
  11. Thx for that. Learned two things: - GD said "developed autopilot first". This explains a lot. A lot for ETNZ. it does not explain Jimmy's wheel. - Tuke talked about blind jibe that sealed the regatta. So, not only did ETNZ outthink OR on control systems, they outsailed them as well.
  12. presser shocker: he is playing nice with Russell.
  13. not favorites perhaps - but all the more credit to ETNZ. My point was that Oracle undoubtedly did not starve for resources, as might be said for the defender in general (with exception of Alinghi I suppose). Billionaires change everything - but you've got to hold their interest.
  14. I have only traveled within CA for AC action - but yeah, I hear you. For the first time I feel some motivation to go abroad for the Cup. PS: The prelims had some great racing!
  15. Not sure that the raw statistics tell the underlying stories very well. Or, perhaps they do, and it was only Larry's relentless drive towards commercialism that kept his defender richer than the contestors. Of all those races listed above - in which were the defenders deemed favorites before the gun went off?