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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. agreed.
  2. hmm, maybe so. But i still think in the ultra light, he is trying to give it a little extra camber. Perhaps beyond the settings as they have not anticipated 1-3 knots. One reason being no one can finish a race in that light a breeze so why engineer
  3. No. Lack of wind pressure sufficient to keep the wing "popped" in correct position He was pulling the leeward sheet to keep max camber. Nothing to worry about for TNZL fans.
  4. I'm pretty sure the spectator fleet began moving onto the course after the second downwind, thinking it was the more common 7 leg race. Since it was 9 legs the racers came back up wind right at them. JPN went to the other side of the course and wasn't as affected. A bad situation for sure.
  5. appreciate your perspective. It looked like BAR had a piece of them
  6. Wow what a night. Glad to hear they are safe. reminds me of another story of a short boat pitch poling just south of that area. TJR
  7. great to see both were pulled off safely. Now Snafu is making a straight drift to the rocks. Hopefully someone in Morro Bay YC can head out and drag her home
  8. That was pure BS against Artemis. NZL tried to get down to them while on starboard and could not. By the time their jib and wing jibed Artemis was going to clear. another way to look at it - Burling pressed deep to get to them and then when he couldn't and needed to jibe he was wide of the mark and claimed a lack of room to maneuver. You can't have it both ways. SWE should have that win on their score card.
  9. Can we get a 6th J/125 to enter transpac?? I think we still need to get a 5th entered. then 6, 7,
  10. Haha to Dilligaf. I'm not attempting to steal from artists. Unless its Woody and his pictures of floppy hats and low hanging .... He's still pissed I sent his pics to Broadsdogsandfrogs.com To be clear, I don't wish to "steal" from artists. I didn't use Napster and even lectured my then young teens about artist rights. I am just trying to: 1) See if/how others are doing it legally, and 2) if there is a pay for play system I can be part of where I can insert certain tunes and not get yanked. Starting to sound like a broken record so I'll bow out but thanks to all who played and helped with solid information. Cheers
  11. Thank you fast bottoms. Here is a scenario. My father likes Sinatra. I create a little video of him doing something like sailing or model airplane flying. If i inlay a bit of Sinatra music and post to youtube, it may get flagged and pulled. I understand why. But I see other great videos using big artist music that doesn't get pulled. Is there a higher level of youtube / Vimeo membership that I can purchase that allows this to be done? I.e., embedded copyright music within my video for certain sections, not purchased as a mass overlay. I'm sure this bores some of the more skilled but it is something I cant seem to grasp how others do exactly what i wish to do but I receive the big brother buzz kill.
  12. thank you #13! good info. anyone else have in[ut?
  13. Thanks Crush, that does help greatly.
  14. Thanks for the robust and informative reply Woody. Anyone else with a little more detail? The front page had this awesome Vimeo video with fully copyrighted song. How does it not get booted?
  15. Can someone give me a basic run down on what it takes to keep copyright music in a video online? I've read the FAQ and policies of the 2 major sites and have had a song or two pulled but then notice other cool videos with copyright music not getting canned. How do they do it? Do i have to buy a better plan with theses services? Do i need to purchase rights to the song? Any guidance is appreciated.