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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. Lets face it there has been precedence with far better sailors than James and hard to argue that Slingsby is not as good as good if not a shit load better than Golden Boy. I give the Golden Boy retirement to Sarsfield Street before the end of the year. The game just ramped up and time for him like many before to count the millions
  2. Reminds me of that Schaffer wanker. Typical Seppo bullshit
  3. Copped the usual abuse about someone else's comments but there you go. ETNZ even in its own stupidity could not realise how good Burling is but seem to underestimate how good Tuke is (6th in the Moth Worlds well ahead of any current ETNZ member). To me I see no place for Davies aside from filling in. Plymouth will be interesting but would like to see Ashby doing wing and Tuke calling with new and younger guys backing up.
  4. I spoke to a prominent member of the NZ Olympic team today and asked if they would recommend to the sailors that will be released shortly (Finn and Laser) if they would push them towards ETNZ. The answer was that they would rather see them play bingo. The damage that Dalton has done is immeasurable and clearly shown with the people obviously joining Barker. As with most management reviews they never get rid of the problem which is clearly Dalton.
  5. I wonder how long it will be before Butterworth's name reappears...............................
  6. Count me out as well but interesting to see that more television companies have brought the rights than ever before.
  7. I would think the opposite, they need more guidance and influence than ever. Funny he used the travel as an excuse when all hi other directorships are in Auckland. Probably had a gutsful of Dalton.
  8. Bit of a tiff and NZ will comply. But definitely time for Dalton to go and perhaps his loyal sidekick?
  9. There is actually a third article about TNZ that was put up an hour ago. Not bad for a Sunday. The NZ Herald is kicking hard while they are down so I guess they must be pretty comfortable about their "source"
  10. I wonder where BB is at the moment? Sunning the belly in Waiheke whilst his old mates destroy themselves or on the phone to Ernie?
  11. Spithall beat Burling? At least Burling fronts. I see "the pit bull" just posted a shot from his hospital bed. This was his excuse for not fronting at the Moth Worlds. Outside of AC Burling would smash him in any type of boat and Spithall knows it
  12. I wonder if Butterworth has somehow got his evil mind at play here. Get rid of Barker and Dalton and hello they need a new CEO who can bring money and a new spirit to the team. Would it not be ironic if Mr Berterelli was the white night that saved TNZ?
  13. You would think by now Dalton, sorry Kevin no sorry Stephen would have made a statement? No not a word. And we pay Dalton $2 mill a year?
  14. Whichever way you look at ETNZ is poorly managed. They are a PR disaster area. Black Friday was last week, must have got the timing wrong.........................
  15. I guess no news is good news? Apart from the dynamic duo, and most of all Tuke coming 6th at the Moth Worlds, what does the "sailing team do all day?