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    • UnderDawg

      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. points down was not a problem for oracle in the last event.
  2. Special council selected to investigate Russian/Republican connections, and Roger Ailes falls, bumps his head. No connection whatsoever.
  3. Ha, ha. Doug, you are the yacht racing equivalent to Kellyanne Conway. (alternative facts)
  4. By the way Doug, my opinion is derived from an honest assessment of fact, and a lifetime of experience, while you just make stuff up...
  5. With 1/3 more foil, would expect Mas. to be 16 min. behind, using your logic. I don't get your grandstanding attitude. Phaedo is obviously a well sailed boat, Mas. not so much. Whole lot more PR coming from the Mas. camp. Probably big budget for that. Looks effective, you're buying it! (the PR, not the Maserati!) Sailboats have been foiling for a long time. Lifting foils are a bit new, boat speeds are up! What's the big deal? Disparagement of enthusiastic competitors seems like a stupid attitude to take, if you are a true fan of the sport. Leaves you open to a ton of ridicule. (deserved)
  6. Lets see the facts: Poison gas used on babies Widespread media confirms Denials by perps. Two jets bombed w missiles UN involvement Meetings @ kremlin Widespread media coverage of same What part was an accident? All the people, including Govt. agents involved in this have close ties. Those ties have been hidden, denied, contradicted, with the collusion of CIA, FBI, US Congress, US Justice Department, Kremlin, etc. The press is not able to handle all these issues. Too many to prioritize. Why tell me what i think? ... do you think?
  7. Putin and Tillerson are meeting today. No doubt planning more collusion. "looking for areas of common interest". (Tiller's quote) Kind of sad that you make a joke about your govt. selling you down the river. (that's a reference to slavery) Human rights are your rights. You don't give a ****, fortunately other people do. There is an attempt being made by people you support, to alter the world order, to give more power to the oppressors. Why? To hold you down. If you think that's ok, you are an idiot.
  8. Cognitive bias.
  9. Fake gas, fake news. Usa blows up two jets, so takes the high road. Russia looks bad. All attention on Trump, and Putin puts a lot of real issues on the back burner. NK Chernobyl Fukushima Iran Pakistan China Not to mention all the domestic issues the administration(s) don't want to talk about. This list is really long. You can't mention the names, Trump<Putin without the inference of collusion. That said, "when beautiful babies are gassed..." is great rhetoric.
  10. FIFY. It appears that the generals in the White House may be the saving grace for this admin. Yes, I agree. Praise Gen. Flynn! I hope he is holding the door open for the rest of them...
  11. My buddy told me he was going amateur. Better pay!
  12. Ha, ha. Raise taxes on the wealthy. That will stop all this nonsense! Waaaay too many fun tickets available. (a joke)
  13. Would not use heat.
  14. The time to beat, to break the record: 1h51mn.