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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. "Thus far he has raised nearly $25,000 for charity and isn't done yet. I'd deem the effort admirable." Sure, and spent $ 26,000 in gas and time. A net loss.
  2. And people who may give a shit, like moi and my sailing buddies, can not watch it. Fuck them!
  3. The future of the America's Cup: Only with boats...
  4. I'm aware that RNLI is a charity, but waste is waste. And wasting money from a charity is the pits. I'm pretty sure that there are other Forumites who have spent more than "12 hours at sea" on boats that could actually sink that are not overly impressed at this guy's heroics.
  5. "One radio hail later and the wonderful RNLI Tenby had launched and guided by Yoda’s trusty tracking system, were by his side in minutes, making use of their funky hydraulic winch to raise the dinghy out of the water and whizz him back to shore. So after 12 hours at sea and a trip in a lifeboat what better way to end your day then snuggling up in your mobile bed for well earned sleep?" Well, one thing is for sure. Nobody is going to mistake him for Joshua Slocum, Vito Dumas or Bernard Moitessier. Are we supposed to be impressed by this wimpy achievement? Wasting time and money from the RNLI?
  6. Does anybody know why the Tempest was not a success?
  7. Lake Michigan, early '80s, the owner of Kutty's Ark, Chester Kuttner, would play Emerson, Lake and Palmer's "Pirates" to get the crew in the proper spirit: "Who'll make his mark", the captain cried."To the devil drink a toast.We'll glut the hold with cups of goldAnd we'll feed the sea with ghostsI see your hunger for a fortuneCould be better served beneath my flagIf you've the stomach for a broadsideCome aboard my pretty boys..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL7p86-2mPo
  8. A friend of mine had the same injury jibing a Soling in heavy air, she got surgery, good as new.
  9. How can you possibly post that blurry piece of shit (while making quite clear you hate the AC)?
  10. During one of the AC Cups in San Diego Bill Koch said that changing the modulus (whatever that is) of the carbon fiber would have dropped the cost of an AC5 from 5 mil to 2 mil. So I agree partly with you. Make a very liberal rule, but with cheap materials, unlimited hulls tried. The final cost would be the same (5 hulls/mast/sails vs ONE hull of unobtanium plus an expensive wing) and 99% of the sailors out there will benefit from truly innovative ideas. Of course we are talking monohulls, which is what 99% of-those-who-don't-launch-from-a-beach sail.
  11. Great. Sailing is the only sport that goes away from spectatators. Letś take them FARTHER away...
  12. There is a reason TV cameras don't show streakers and police don't report serial suicides. Copycats. If this imbecile wants to commit suicide, he can do it without SA encouraging others to be as imbecilic.
  13. Why can't someone dismast the Russian A abortion?
  14. What I find hilarious is the fact that a Trump supporter believes that he will be missed.
  15. Those who want to party like it was 2007 need to wake up. Conspicuous consumption in public is no longer cool and there is no posse of $Bs wanting to play the old-style AC game. Have you seen the latest crop of superyachts? Conspicuous consumption is alive and well. And not even the largest, most expensive yacht can give you the uniqueness of winning the America's Cup. Well, if we go back to what the AC meant originally.