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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. No worries - Kia Ora will step in and keep things going if his Wifi allows.
  2. Bummer how that happens, eh ? Only two more years of bitching - can you make it ?
  3. Is it just me but don't those boats look really small! I can't make out any sponsors logos That pretty much fucks ET then.
  4. Gotta love those NZander AC fanboys. The definition of good sports. The hits just keep on coming from these guys. Must be in the water or something.
  5. Having a good day are we ?
  6. Like team France is fully funded ? Careful now, Clean likes to think he is free to be as abusive as he wants without any counter argument. His threat if you argue is a ban from We's web site so you'd best be vewy, vewy, quiet! You mean like this, which Mr Integrity denied ? "I have never banned anyone, but you are now #1 on my list. Push it if you like, but don't expect any leniency or a time-out this time." Got it.
  7. Like team France is fully funded ?
  8. Hey you just go on spinning and justifying the US sponsored malfeasance in the world - job for several lifetimes "US sponsored malfeasance in the world" I think your fucked up hatred of the US goes way beyond a simple sailboat race. Lost his meds apparently.
  9. Their is always the Volvo to complain about nav -
  10. No, I see nothing at all related to him about sailing. He does have business ties in the area where the Kansei Yacht Club is, perhaps he's a member. Knowing nothing about sailing, would get him your vote as an ideal team owner in the world super league of the world... Yes, much better to have guys like TT and LE, who not only like sailing but have participated in it at a high level. MSon has my vote for nothing AC related so far but maybe he'll say something encouraging or at least fun, whenever the (completely unattributed so far) announcement does come. If you look into that baseball team he apparently has it in goods hands since the team has won several titles and is known for hiring good talent. Hopefully it will be his approach here too. But the question remains - is he at home plate swinging the bat or just observing ?
  11. I heard from a reliable source that he drinks water. Is that sparkling water or still ? Makes a big difference in the AC.
  12. You don't know shit, another worthless comment. Well that's pretty lame of you, but very typical. The Kiwi's I met during AC34 who were honest and open confirmed this from conversations they overheard from team members from ET. You seem to be the one who doesn't know shit, as told to you by the little girl on the plane Which is probably why you deleted your informative post. Not to worry, I captured it above . Did you run home to your mom for solace cause you got spanked ?
  13. You don't know shit, another worthless comment. Well that's pretty lame of you, but very typical. The Kiwi's I met during AC34 who were honest and open confirmed this from conversations they overheard from team members from ET. You seem to be the one who doesn't know shit, as told to you by the little girl on the plane
  14. I am not against a new AC but why dissing all what made its success ? Maybe your vote is to go back to monoslugs. Where did you read that ? we are talking about the LV and chosing high end brands vs Redbull. Keep on writing your BS. Pay attention moron - the discussion is based on BT's bail out due to the change to cats, and allowing Red Bull in as a sponsor, which is why they bailed. Maybe BT would jump back in if Red Bull bailed and we went back to monoslugs as ET would have done had they not choked. I gave you more credit than that, my mistake.
  15. I am not against a new AC but why dissing all what made its success ? Do you consider AC34 a success in terms of the finals ? Apparently not. Maybe your vote is to go back to monoslugs.