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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.

Doug Lord

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  1. A realAP foil would be one of the most significant developments in foil design ever but the foil design is not independent of the boat design. The foil design would reflect nuances of the boat design and the two would be inextricably intertwined. Very,very complex-and very, very cool.
  2. Wrong-Jack Griffin said that the Teams used the name "AP" to describe certain foils. See the winning foils thread.....
  3. The best way to interpret that is to understand the results he mentioned between Oracle and Team Japan. And to actually look at the foils the top boats are using.
  4. The foil design would be intrinsically tied to the adjustments that can be made to the boat. They might look a lot like the foils on oracle and TNZ among others.
  5. Everything that is adjustable..........
  6. I think it would be damn close. In a race with varying conditions or on a day where the weather changes the realAP foil would be far superior.
  7. I've answered that question at least twice-I don't accept the premise that "everything else about the boats etc is the same". Everything else would not be the same.
  8. It's a shame to see something like that in answer to a specific question-and its terribly unfortunate for you.........
  9. And Jack said........
  10. Just a reminder-and then there was Jack..........
  11. I was(as you know) talking about heave stability-what are the other ways to achieve heave stability that don't involve constant adjustment by the crew or skipper, pray tell? And that can be implemented or stopped as quickly as cant?
  12. Why would anybody* call a foil that is NOT an "AP" foil an AP foil?! That is monumentally silly........Crossover wind speeds for an AP foil? Nutty! * must be thinking inside a little box that they can't find their way out of-or be just plain stupid? One thing for sure is that a number of people have absolutely no conception of how adjustable these boats are.
  13. So there will be a set of conditions where it would be faster to improve the heave stability of the boat? You're crazy.........
  14. It is completely nuts to say that an AP foil has any crossover windspeed! By definition an AP(all purpose/allround) foil will be effective throughout the legal wind range. If its not an AP foil then it will definitely have a crossover windspeed range but its going to be relatively small.
  15. Removable tips? But the white areas would surely be more that 10% probably more than 30 %?