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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. With the amount of shit GD has taking from Spithill.....why not give it back. Sure Spithill was gracious today.....but he didn't have a choice really?
  2. Gotta love sport....from absolute misery 4 years ago to top of the world now.....brilliant ETNZ!!
  3. I'm luke warm for this style of ac.... but the suspense created by past events (2013) and this 5 day break is pretty fucking good. Not sure who to credit for that.....Rus or ETNZ ability to front up cup after cup.
  4. Their boat isn't like any of the other boats.....maybe it is fast because it is harder to sail?
  5. Top notch that New Lynn one
  6. I hate a troll just like the rest of my kiwi fan boys.....however the form of any of these teams must be taken with a grain of salt until the pressure of survival is thrust upon them. For Oracle that isn't for awhile. So hang tight and enjoy the ride.
  7. Out of range?....must mean they are going faster now than ever before
  8. Some of this campaign reminds me of '03.......mainly the lack of testing time. Apparently in '03 they spent a lot of time trying to refine their boat to the nth degree, so much so that they suffered from lack of time on the water. Hopefully that's not the case here, they have looked slick.....at various times.
  9. I'm guessing it does. I have no idea what's at play, I just thought it looked odd, so went back over it a few times to try and see what is going on. They also seemed to retract the windward foil very quickly after the turn. Certainly looked like they have enough power.
  10. When looking at the practice vids from the 18th, it appeared OTUSA's wing had already changed camber to the opposite side before reaching what would be traditionally the eye of the wind thru a tack. They looked pretty slick pulling off a number of foiling tacks in a row.
  11. Not entirely sure whay point you are making Chief....ETNZ have always been there..or there abouts because of the ability to innovate and as you say "bend the rules". Think of all thise other teams that have come and gone...some of which Jimmy was apart of.
  12. Shit i thought Kiwis were one eyed .....but you take the cake. Jimmy is a great sailor but i think you give him more credit than he is due. Anyway lets see how this one plays out.
  13. Jimmy never looked like winning until A. he got a new crew member and B. something drastic happened to the boat set up, which we will never know......legal or not. He won a DoG challenge that was so obviously mis-matched...forced upon by the courts....before that....nada in the AC.
  14. And he has herbie on the sidelines ready to jump into the fray aswell.
  15. From what I'm seeing.....AR have to be the favourites to take out the LVC. If ETNZ decide not too race in the next practice round, there will be huge anticipation for their first match up with AR in the round robins.