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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. Some suspicious-looking results for Division 3 ... heard that some of the D3 fleet sailed the wrong course (only sailed 2 laps and not 3). Seems that several boats subsequently retired (showing as RAF on results), however it also seems a couple of boats elected NOT to admit fault and retire - which would explain why they won the race by absurd margins on corrected time! Poor form!! By your post you are calling out the winner of Div 3 as a cheat. Have we got this right??? Big call
  2. Apologies Rossco, it was part of challenge, no harm intended http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=86721 No offence taken as I'm guessing you were doing a simple search and arrived at the thread due to the term. Word has it that whilst you aren't gay apparently the bloke you normally fuck knows one. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
  3. AMS = Good IRC (Sorry, Channel) = Gay One design = Best IMHO
  4. I totally agree as Dumpit and Coach obviously have some serious issues with Don.
  5. With all due respect, she only had to beat 3 others. That seems to be a big fleet for Div 0 these days
  6. Is the offer open to girls? Although very much a "Gentlemens" cruise, all sensible people are welcome. I take it you are sensible?
  7. Thanks for the responses guys. If any of you are around across that weekend please jump aboard, make yourself known and grab a beer. Cheers.
  8. A little off topic, but thought this would be the most appropriate thread to get a half sensible answer A few of us SC/AA people are taking a "Gentlemans Cruise" from Melbourne to Hobart (via the East coast) in a very traditional 38' motor cruiser so as to be part of the Wooden Boat Festival this February. Whilst I have raced to Hobart by both coasts on a number of occasions, have never done it on a stink boat. The plan at present is to depart Melbourne and arrive at Port Phillip Heads at first light, with our first port of call Refuge Cove. From there close to Deal (stop there if it cuts up rough, and I have been there before) and continue on to Flinders or even as far as St Helens My questions are, where on Flinders would you stop (if at all) and which side would you take given our relaxed circumstances? and how hard is it to get into St Helens in the dark? Have been in Banks Strait at the wrong time many years ago and it left a lasting impression I guess I am really asking what would be your ideal passage from Refuge to Hobart in a 6 knot stinkboat?
  9. One for the Sydney raiders
  10. Shortwave at SYC 4
  11. A bit soft at the pin
  12. A few shots of the 2008 COTB for those that are interested. And BTW I didn't get paid for posting them attachment=95373:Image011_1.jpg About 15 mins prior to the start.