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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. Incredible! Bravo to Thomas, his prep team and routers. Sailor(and team) of the year! Enjoy
  2. If it ain't sailing, it ain't sailing. If it ain't sailing, it ain't sailing.
  3. Clean, thanks for the video. That was great and even saw a friend in your video. Looks damn cold but the excitement of the crowd makes it tolerable I am sure. It is on the list of must do's in 4 years time and the wife agrees! Haji, thanks for all of your insights on this forum as you are truly one of a few sailors who has been there and actually done that. Major Props.
  4. Could someone please translate what is being said? Great footage even without the translation. Thanks for sharing... and Southern Cross thanks for the Nat Geo link earlier.
  5. HH, Agreed. This thread may be the best way to follow the race thanks to all of the Anarchist input. Cheers!
  6. Reminds me a bit of Yves Parlier in 2000 fabricating a new mast over the course of something like a week before setting sail again. Good to hear the race still has all its competitors one week after the start
  7. The interview and tour with Seb Josse was great. The amount of effort towards customization is impressive. Moving nearly a ton for each tack is quite the effort. Does anyone know if there are other extended interviews that showcase the layout in such detail as the Seb Josse video?
  8. +1 packing it up early on a Friday afternoon. Need to get in the ocean for some body surfing in lieu of sailing....
  9. WFD Team Anarchy...using a bit of levity in the correct situation can put everyone including the rescuer more at ease while maintaining the focus of the rescuer - used it many times as an ocean lifeguard when swimming out make rescues in the surf.
  10. Merle has been a longtime favorite. My wife and I saw him perform in Bakersfield about 10 years ago and then, most recently, in Marin County last Fall. He seemed frail but gave the sold out audience a show I will remember. A true original music outlaw, not something manufactured by the industry. Peace be to Merle.
  11. So does this mean the marketplace for AC45s may have just opened up? If so, then Spooner would seem to gain here since he's had Oracle's 45 seized by US Marshalls. Spooner most likely is pretty happy with this development, yes?
  12. in the last edition ACEA mostly did not run things past their partners
  13. makes for some fun reading and adds some bit of pressure to SF to complete the negotiations - if SF actually wants the AC back.
  14. Lots of rain today in the North Bay and it looks to continue for a while. Some breeze but it is from the south which restricts racing. I see no one on the water at the moment. It may be we'll have to go racing tomorrow.