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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. Thanks a lot! I will try it in a couple of days, as I'm traveling ATM and have other things in mind.
  2. I will not pay to see an advertising show. Never did for F1, and certainly won't for the AC. If "Servus" doesn't work, and there's no way to pirate stream, ACEA and the other fuckers don't deserve my eyeballs. Simple as that.
  3. And now for something completely different... Some posters had a press accreditation for the last ACs, and it was usually granted without much hassle. Not so this time, at least not for the publications/blogs that I know. First, ACEA sent an automatic decline, then, after another approach, silence. No reply anymore. Has any of you made a similar experience, and if you were successful in the end, what did you do? (Not asking for me, I'll stay at home this time.)
  4. I have a German IP, and the streaming site (Win7 laptop) works well. It's just the app that stalls
  5. I also only see the red circle spinning... Is HD too much data to process for my old phone?
  6. Right, thanks for the proposal. IMO you're doing a well enough job as a mod, ban the one or other rules/law-breaking poster and try to weed out sock puppets if things get out of hand. ATM, there are only 2 posters with socks that are disruptive. The iggy button fixes this for those that need it. So, doing basic (!) mod work shouldn't be too complex hereabouts (hope so).
  7. Correct. SAAC is like a bar, some loudmouths and morons around, but in general visited by good people. Most of us know each other quite well, so the level of respect is sufficient. For the rest you have the ignore feature or the ability to simply scroll past their posts. The occasional off-topic deviation is mostly funny (porridge, cars) and brings a personal flavor. I wouldn't want to miss it. Again, it's our bar to hang out after work. If there was enough happening in the AC the topics usually would revert to on-topic, but hey, what can you do when an AC is boring like this one??? In short: No mod needed, grown-ups can handle it alone.
  8. ^ Excellent choice :-)
  9. 2 or 3 new TRGs and TeamNZ are all additional "personalities" of SchizoKiwi (CEO Oracle, Carbonator, The big Lee bow ski...). Funny, how it talks with itself in the previous posts, rather psychopathic. Usually this is rather amusing, but throwing shit at Jaysper and as proxy Jason is bottom level. Just because SchizoKiwi wouldn't be able to withstand corruption (not that anyone would try to bribe it anyway) this wanker projects its twisted moral conception onto others. What a sad life, composed of envy and self-loathing, unable to be happy for others, unable to feel empathy, or enjoy life without dragging others' achievements in the mud. What a disgusting little prick, scum of the highest order.
  10. FFS?... what was he going to say?... we're fully up to speed! We need a R16 rating on this thread! Too many Dreamers grasping for hope! Say hi to your fuckwit sock puppet TRG's (not to be mistaken for our Carbon Kid and TRG champ that has taken a two week holiday)......the administrators on this site must be able to stop this retard using multiple sock puppets..... SchizoKiwi at its best and off its meds.
  11. Just watched the new Land Rover ad on TV. Rather uninspired, but including the sailing team and some renderings (?) of the Bermuda base. Edit: Here it is (sorry, if already posted): This one's better:
  12. Don't give up your day job if you have one.
  13. Forgive for the question, but why was ETNZ AC72 B1 nicknamed the Tractor here? Was it a dog? Someone wrote that she looked "agricultural" compared to Oracle's elegant AC72. Then the next poster came up with the nickname "Tractor". ETNZ fans used it in an affectionate way, others followed.
  14. CrushDigital, I believe. WetHog Naaah, I don't think so. The moron I had in mind was called "Mr. Blue Line Special" by some. Because he totally misinterpreted the course layout and stuck to it, even when proven wrong. It was hilarious.Hi rennie The " blue line special " was my creation . I think what the genesis for that was when he insisted that the blue line designating the racing boundaries was actually the race course itself . Nice to see you back Exactly and thanks. The tractor phase was great, and all the associated memes. I'm usualy an on-and-off lurker nowadays. Morons line "Blue Line Special" and SchizoKiwi drive me away from here as much as foiling toy boats in the AC, if simply for the fact that I cannot contribute anything. Good to have you guys posting still... and Stingray with the cool videos from the days of yore.