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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. me like! looks a lot like my boat except for the foils
  2. hey! australians can have cricket + league the usa "american" football + baseball the uk, 3rd in everything they invented we just expect AC + rugby
  3. let's give the cyclors their timeto shine i fear it will be brief So who better to have thrashing the pedals at "100 per cent" than an Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and world championship track cyclist? "But this isn't sailing, this is a war machine," he said. "It's not a sail boat at all, there's nothing like it in the world at all. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/94121380/americas-cup-unlikely-duo-do-the-leg-work-for-triumphant-team-new-zealand
  4. just watching the presser interesting how burling credits the luff up at start to both ray davies and murray jones looks like jimmy's become too predictable
  5. will oracle bid strongly for nathan? jimmy's past it and an etnz 80% nationality rule would probably be most difficult for the swedes of course oz would want him but oracle have deeper pockets
  6. jimmy should be put on the little bmx cycle grinder for the next race and encouraged to shout out advice to slingsby on the helm would make great tv
  7. another shot of a 10? yr skeletor
  8. being the first builder of a drawing of a boat would make getting the astus up to speed look like a cake walk hint; try and work out where the dagger is... where it enters, exits, what it's made of, it's size, construction etc. once you've guessed that stuff start guessing about the case and get your guesses right first time because getting back in there to make changes.....
  9. nice!
  10. lot of people feel free to "liberate" things not being used if they feel they need them more properly called "theft" hope he gets the parts back to you, or pays for replacement as you obviously want and need them back
  11. budget cuts
  12. not sure what as happened since that pic of brossard the french sailing press were muttering of insurance fraud as being how it got like that
  13. brossard in her glory days brossard in oman they're not big on repairing old + busted things there
  14. give man a pic and you've spent minutes to make him happy for seconds but teach him to google + you'll save time and he'll learn to please himself https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=sknot+f22+trimaran&safe=off&biw=1242&bih=580&tbm=vid&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi21Kn1wsDRAhWCnpQKHYSzCqcQ_AUIBygC&dpr=1.1 https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=sknot&safe=off&biw=1242&bih=580&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiet6HrwsDRAhXGFpQKHVHNDCUQ_AUIBigB#safe=off&tbm=isch&q=sknot+f22+trimaran
  15. his books on catamaran racing my bibles condolences to Mary and his family