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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. I didn't see/hear a single person saying she should put them away. And if you think normal dudes don't ogle any half/whole nekkid woman you're insane (Or do you live in the Castro district in SanFran. That could explain it.) I think the vast majority here appreciatingly ogle any boobs they can. Small, big, or even lopsided. It's what we do. Seems to me you're the only one being uptight.
  2. Yea I probably should have worded that better. This is all prior to the start not talking about returning from being over early
  3. Hypothetical Rules question: Downwind start. So in this hypothetical situation the race committee sets up for a downwind start. Does that mean that you can sail outside the start line around one end to the On the Course Side, turn upwind and start pushing the boats above you up away from the start there-by getting you back to the correct side of the start line for the start? Other than on a black flag start is there any reason you couldn’t do this?
  4. Well played. Congratulate away!!
  5. Like I said - I don't think it'll be any different than what we've seen to date.
  6. You do have to finish to win. I hear what you are saying, but wait and see. They won't be any more aggressive tomorrow than they have been.
  7. Exactly - if they get hurt that's definitely the end whereas should NZL break they have a couple of points to spare
  8. I doubt they'll do much of anything different for the reason you stated. Boat damage is way more of an issue for Artemis than ETNZ
  9. All this winning the start talk reminds of of a Dennis Conner statement which went something like this => Winning the start isn't that important, nor is even getting to the first mark. It's the first leeward mark that is most important.
  10. Another thing - have we just learned the consequences of only one person on board being able to drive? Could Artemis have made a better play of the last run had they had a better back up driver?
  11. It was certainly setting up to be a great final run!
  12. So all day I feel like we've seen ETNZ sailing faster, yet Artemis sailing better VMG (WHY DON"T THEY SHOW THIS STAT????!!!!!) the whole way around. Am I crazy?
  13. I've sailed with him. Yes it is!
  14. Since they are trying to attract non-sailors to watch the Banner should read - "And now you know where the expression -To curse like a sailor" comes from!"