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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. fucking hell!
  2. Have you no respect??! Chump change to him, do the math. The equivalent of me spending $20k. Ok, i will send you my account details to deposit the $20k and in return i will produce for you an exclusive 2min video - the subject of your choosing along with a 1' square piece of tangible materials.. And we can continue this succesful relationship for the next four years
  3. Impressive performance from AR today.
  4. Have you no respect??!
  5. You can call me a boy all you like but it only looks even more as if all those long hours graft from the shore crew and team to put this boat together were an exercise in futility - aside from making LR look pretty smart!
  6. For whatever reason my simple question seems to have generated a few replies. Most seem to be along the lines of affirming life and character. Good for you all nice.
  7. AR - what are they even hoping to achieve??
  8. The opposite can be said as well Chauch. It is possible to be critical of the AR proamme and to suggest they should have thrown in the towel without actually hating on AR, hating its sailors or hating PC. Critisism does not necessarly = hate. Ive always been hopeful AR will get a boat to the start line because i think this cup needs a positive story, even if thats all it ends up being, a story. AR launching and foiling on day one is EXCACTLY what this cup needs right now. Look the point is exactly as JJD makes it - you can criticise AR without hating them, and it doesn't make you look a dick. It just means you have a different viewpoint. I don't imagine that PC is going to weep into his pillow tonight because I said mean things about him. JJD is also right that it is a story. It is a story put together by PR people. I am cynical about this type of spin under these circumstances. You can buy it as a "success", but it doesn't wash with me. They made the wrong call continuing, and I hope that it doesn't come back to bite them. If they are underprepared and unsafe, which they are, it will be real people who really die. The question that really strikes me is why is no-one questioning the size of their rudder elevators? They have to race under class rules for the rudder because they have no exemption. PC has made it quite clear that they have a rudder set that meets class rules, but it is undersize for the area requirements and doesn't meet the safety rules. So it would appear that IM is going to give them an exemption (as per the change to the safety regs http://noticeboard.americascup.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Safety-Recommendations-amended-16713-REDLINE.pdf). WTF?? What happened to the emphasis on safety that he was going to sacrifice class rules for, that he was absolutely committed to? And an exemption for the least safe team in the competition? Doesn't it make you question what this story is really about? I agree.
  9. I think comic pseudo probably still follows and supports Weed Ho..
  10. Nice looking boat and it even floats but they really should have pulled the plug on this. No way will they be competitive.
  11. Mad, I'm disappointed your post is shorter than usual and dosent have the normal snazzy mix of opinion as well as questions..
  12. Yeah, big blue might rock and it might roll right over. Lets hope no one else dies from the team with the disintegrating death trap V1.
  13. Gaucho, don't drink the... Oops! Too late.
  14. Gaucho, unfortunately I can't see how IMs recommendations can be construed as safety related. The fact that he is asking for load testing and design detail from the only successful foiling design which was designed as a foiling boat and has successfully navigated the highest wind and sea state for the greatest length of time is yet more evidence of an additional agenda. Taken together the facts form a steaming fetid turd, an overwhelming pile which refutes the notion that the rudder changes are anything but a blatant attempt to level the playing field enough to make OR competitive.
  15. Koukel, as has been stated already there are several alternate and more equitable ways Ian could have addressed any concern he had with safety - before he changed the rules. And how is it that the two 'safest' AC72s are the ones being penalised by the rule change - and the one that has looked most dangerous (big red was just a dog until it became a death trap) with its belly flopping all over the harbour gets a windfall - pure coincidence? IM is a cheating lying SOB, his actions in ramming this through the CG - and in forcing ETNZ/LR to submit drawings of there rudder are further evidence that his motivation is far from impartial and is instead to secure the cup for OR.