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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. Slingsby: "Shut the fuck up & grind Jimmy"
  2. Virtualeye has been good these two days, no issues getting in & races up in History quickly
  3. No fat lady just yet guys. Just do the same thing tomorrow & get it locked up.
  4. He actually said 'just 1 race tomorrow' which is just fine Would have loved to see PBs face then
  5. I thought Jimmy was pretty impressively humble, well to the right of the graph He actually looks like he got a good sleep or two in. Bit of wit, bit of unconvincing 'the boyyyyz are making changes', bit of carefully not blaming the Bosses software but mostly pretty humble.
  6. I think so too but hard to be too critical of it when PB got a bunch of stick for failing to dial down in similar situation vs Orifice during round robins (2nd race?) But thats water under the bridge now The look into the accumulator pressure & usage differences today was very interesting. Not sure if I'm annoyed that there are no secrets or happy/curious to see the comparison. I need to rewatch that but was a bit weirded/worried when ETNZ were much lower than Orifice & seeming very slow rebuilding pressure the first look. Was a bit distracted with later look but I think I saw the ETNZ accumulator fill very fast just before they cut away.
  7. Awrite! Thats the perfect response to the Orifice win yesterday, a well sailed 2-0 day 8-1 is on! Orifice fought it hard & Jimmy was graceful in the after-race.
  8. COR

    Is something I've been worrying about too.
  9. You should probably update that Front Page (whats that?) article...
  10. Did seem a bit slow out of the tacks yes, shades of the early-mid Challenger series. Too many tacks bottoming under 20kt too, we've seen them pull much better tacks. Orifice definitely not faster: in Race 1 once ahead ETNZ were consistently pulling ahead, Race 2 were able to close right up & had downwind speed to burn. Big concerning issue was some fluffed laylines particularly near top mark. Thats been pretty common for the boat behind at mark 1, has the advantage of creating a split unless the leading boat takes the extra gybe close to bottom mark so possibility of bad rounding. Which happened with ETNZ in the first race: came around at 22kt dropped to 19 with Orifice romping round at 27kt. Race 2 Orifice also took the extra gybe but pulled off a good rounding. On the non-cover: I think the problem was actually ETNZ tacked short of boundary to sit on top, were a bit slow out of it then Orifice were up to speed & able to tack again while ETNZ had just got back to speed & were lifting, maybe should have extended a few secs before that tack? I think ETNZ did get pretty lucky to not be penalised for going too low on the dialdown & I think they might have been better off staying high?
  11. It was nicer than last weekend, he said 'they sailed well today... in the pre-start'
  12. Suddenly there are questions in the presser...
  13. Just sets us up for that delicious 8-1 win
  14. TNZ making good gains on this final leg, not enough but closed a bunch.
  15. OR pulled off a good double gybe round last mark there.