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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. Saving arms for the 2nd race today.... oops!
  2. One teature missed on AC anarchy, from previous matches, is not seeing the 20-50 member peeps activly watching what is being posted live under the speech bubbles.
  3. So, the post of yours i was replying against in which you said that the organizers were herding homeless locals to bolster numbers.
  4. 10m gain by Kiwis being first up on foils after tack
  5. Weather looking Emirates friendly, the others will have to work hard to stay airbourne.
  6. That is a big call. so locals are homeless? There has been a fair bit of talk about how high the entry cost (to non residents) is however just like say watching the car races in my land for a V8 race the general entry is AU $40 but the stands start at AU $160, so i would guess at any level mostly those with expendable income will dominate the stands. I only see rich folks at the Opera as seats start at $350 to over $1K for a box and nibbles, lucky homeless types do not follow classical shite.
  7. umm the race starts at 3am here in Aus. Sanfran much better with a 6am ish kick off. Kiwistan a no brainer for down under friendly watching. Valencia worked well as being a night owl it did not really change my normal bedtime.
  8. I think we need to go to Tesco and grab a brand new roll of alloy foil, then make some hats for fun... then we may post. Using Aussie as an example, our then tory (LNP but born in Yorkshire) Prime Minister not so long ago paid his staffers to pay other folks to perform various tasks for the digital age. It included the usual followers to boost an impression of his popularity on FB & Twitter, other soles were paid by the post where the mission was to flame anything said against coal and fracking, another group were just focused on any left or greenie types, who had a large following, so by spamming their feed should get points across and discredit that person ( this really backfired and led to the extensive attempt to manipulate social media be exposed... tribal loyalty can be fierce. This week as the last 2 we have a situation here where our very strict media ownership laws are once again under attack by murdoch. It is most odd that various accounts seem to be pushing almost press release offerings bleating about old fashoined out moded and in these times unfinancially viable under draconian restrictions set in law. Brand loyalty has been proven by the McDonalds process of targeting babies with colourfull blobs to free games to tiddly peeps and denture friendly food and comfortable seats for seniors, in campaigns spread over everything from playgroup pin boards to nursing home in house newsletters. The idea that any multinational new world order types, would bother grabbing clips of news video and posting them on youtube and share around the interwebs is of course total nonsence! NB: we are not dealing with spammers by any stretch of anyones imagination!
  9. Google owns youtube, just as in the old media days one bought a size of page on a masthead or 10-60 second slots on tv, google can provide for a fee "SEO (search engine optimisation) to anyone or organisations for specific geographical zones.
  10. My AC journey started when as a toddler i was woken by my normally very laid back father hooting and making very uncharacteristic for him grunts, while listening via shortwave or longwave radio powered by 8 D batteries, in a company holiday house on the Malasia west coat. It was about Gretel and Weatherly and the sniff that a heat.. one race, could just be won against the mighty Americans! Over the next few days i was woken up and shared the ride as he told me stories of his childhood while visiting Lymington, hearing the J class sails make almost gunfire sounds as the tacked and the vast cloud popped into shape. After a few years i was excited about Vim being brought to Sydney and Gretel being spruced up to trail our new Dame Pattie, we would go to South Head with high power binnoculars to see distant specs dancing on white caps. Local tv ran hours of vision of the trials with classical music, Vivaldi on high rotation. My pocket money was spent on Time & Popular Mechanics magazines, when they arrived by sea mail, that gave insight into what the ememy was doing. Fast forwards 2 decades later and via Australia II the impossible did happen! However my main gripe this time is size matters, the 72s seemed dinky compared to the DoG zilla craft. Hopefully whoever wins will see the flaws of AC34 and try to make AC35 a thing again, rather than a procession in a cycle. When multiple 12m were allowed the mystique was a bit lost as each yacht was a living thing previously, not just something to bolt modifications on and off, later to be unloved discarded then chewed up and into land fill.
  11. Nailed it !
  12. Ok , i am not used to thinking Olympics, of which the Moths are not a part of. As you stated about the Olympics the 49er worlds is also a useful thing. The "peak of the sport of sailing", thankfully is rather subjective as so many variations among the water craft exist. In 2010 i stated that the real danger of Ellison was to do the typical American thing and turn the granduer & history of the Americas Cup into a cheap buzz thing. Much outrage and a mix of expletives by others and myself went into the subject of class and prestige ( i was told that things like Apple, Pepsico and IBM were marques of global class), i think it was about finding a suitable replacement sponsor for Louis Vitton. Back to my prediction that BMW Oracle will turn the AC into a "royale with cheese", more than half a decade ago... the latest result speaks for it`s self. 1) Loss of Defender club hosting on home turf 2) Restricted one design components 3) The expensive travelling circus of non AC craft to "keep the brand alive", during AC racing hiatus. 4) Huge loss of traditional fans turned off, as much about Nationality as not being held in mono slugs. However i do like cats, been into wing masts since Miss Nylex in 1971, do not really believe that convoluted rules to create National teams are relevant - as a nod that we do not have Rockafellers nor Liptons digging deep i think a better Nationality rule would be for the team to adopt the flag of the major sponsors HQ are located. ( not a dig at NZ but a way to help local sponsor motivation) Imagine 6 teams from the Cayman Islands 2 from the Cook Islands and rumours about a team from the Isle of Jersey)
  13. The simple fix with google is just handing over cash for a period of satisfaction... to designated locations, = exactly what your "who and why", pondered/ alluded to, earlier above.
  14. After the first race that no comment was made... KAPOW! ... a race win in the kisser haha
  15. The issue with google (youtube) and facebook news feeds is personal bias feed, via algorithm datamining.