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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. CAS - DdR 18 month ban

    Looks like payback - Toronto Star -- 1 SPORTS Thursday, April 27, 2000 'Abusive' Henderson hits troubled waters LENGTH: Medium Paul Henderson, the man who headed up Toronto's unsuccessful bid for the 1996 Summer Olympics, is coming under intense fire from within the International Sailing Federation, of which he is president. You might say he is facing a mutiny, headed by one of his crew of competition referees, Bryan Willis, who has denounced Henderson in a circular sent recently to all national sailing groups. Henderson became known during his T.O. Olympic bid days for his sometimes abrasive behaviour, especially jousting with opponents such as Bread Not Circuses. That sandpaper personality apparently continues to grate on some in the hyper-politicized world of international sport. Willis praises Henderson in his letter, but then attacks him: "Paul has done much for (the sailing federation) and I don't want to detract from his energy and commitment over the past 20 years. He deserves credit for his contribution. However, he has become, I believe, so confrontational and so abusive and has offended so many people that it is in the best interests of the sport if he were not re-elected" at meetings in November. The alleged offensive behaviour centres on Henderson's relations with sailing's main event, the America's Cup. "His vehement attacks on everybody and every organization connected with the America's Cup," writes Willis, "could lead to a new world body being set up to service the professional side of sailing. (The International Sailing Federation) would have little power to do anything to stop such a development, as most professional sailors have no aspirations to sail in the Olympics so an eligibility ban would mean nothing to them." Willis goes on to say that he believes many volunteers will jump ship if Henderson wins another term at the helm.
  2. Team Vestas grounded

    It's actually a perfect tragedy, which is a dramatic form based on human suffering. Lots of suffering here from a solid cast of characters; that's why I say it won't be 'wasted'; VOR and hopefully Vestas will use it to tell a great story and grow their fan bases. They will not pretend it didn't happen or hide anything. It seems to me they missed the best part of the story already. Where is the onboard footage? where are the photos? Ok, the sat nav was destroyed and they had to make sure everyone was safe. OK,now start shooting! Give the footage to Alvi to upload or send Alvi's reporter in the powerboat to film the boat and the crew in the life rafts. An extra hour would't have hurt them. Two guys getting air lifted in the Pacific from their sinking boat with shitty video made the nightly news here in the US last night. I'm sorry but a huge missed opportunity Have you read any of this thread? or have any understanding of how the OBR's work? I don't really care. I'm interested in the story (pictures, video) and that is why they have OBR's. If they can send same day, live pictures from reporters being bombed in Afghanistan then surely... Unfortunately, this story is getting old fast
  3. Team Vestas grounded

    It's actually a perfect tragedy, which is a dramatic form based on human suffering. Lots of suffering here from a solid cast of characters; that's why I say it won't be 'wasted'; VOR and hopefully Vestas will use it to tell a great story and grow their fan bases. They will not pretend it didn't happen or hide anything. It seems to me they missed the best part of the story already. Where is the onboard footage? where are the photos? Ok, the sat nav was destroyed and they had to make sure everyone was safe. OK,now start shooting! Give the footage to Alvi to upload or send Alvi's reporter in the powerboat to film the boat and the crew in the life rafts. An extra hour would't have hurt them. Two guys getting air lifted in the Pacific from their sinking boat with shitty video made the nightly news here in the US last night. I'm sorry but a huge missed opportunity