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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. How about another full on DoG challenge, with what we know now, it would look different and be pretty exciting!
  2. I thought it was refreshing to admit their mistake. Easier for all the competitors to take the high road now that they admitted their mistake.
  3. AC rule 18.3 sounds to me like NZL needed to round the mark and could not have stayed on starboard, it wasn't an option. 18.3 Tacking or Gybing When an inside overlapped right-of-way yacht must tack or gybe at a mark to sail her proper course, until she tacks or gybes she shall sail no farther from the mark than needed to sail that course. So NZL couldn't take Artemis beyond the mark. NZL realized Artemis was ahead and to leeward, the jibe made them the windward boat and decided to crash down to keep clear of the leeward boat...judges didn't see it right, or weren't thinking correctly. If I were in charge of the AC rules, I'd make circle at the leeward marks bigger, and allow a team to decline a penalty and have an off the water protest appeal, where they would have to risk being DSQ if they lose the appeal. That would have given Artemis a chance and the judges an opportunity to take a closer look without changing the outcome on the water.
  4. But check NZLs wing, in that same shot #3 where they enter the circle, they are no longer on starboard tack, they've already jibed.
  5. Gone out of my way to meet the man three times that I can think of...never met him. Now I don't think I want to anymore.
  6. Spring has arrived in New England...
  7. "Watch this jibe...Hold my beer."
  8. I paid $7.99 and got 30 minutes of actual racing. I won't do that again. (Reminds me of folks who paid for Mike Tyson fights back in the day.)
  9. You're on the same track I was thinking, but now add some L shapped daggerboards to add daytime foiling capability! That was my thought.
  10. Wow...does this open the door to teams entering two boats?
  11. Paul, Cracked open a special bottle after hearing about the latest run. I would hope your achievement gets special attention from Hollywood, Rolex, and Her Majesty. Now continue the steady scientific step by step method to 70! Don't lose that taste for those triple rum and cokes in pint glasses. Like I've been saying since VS1...Stay safe, and Go go go go go baby GO!
  12. So totally thrilled for you. Going to take a shot at the mile? Almost suspect you need the extra to hit top speed.
  13. BMW

    Aw, shit....my cell phone got wet!
  14. Kudos on the great job on resurrecting the Canoesletter, and the website!