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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. Sounds to me like we have a volunteer to take up the cause..........
  2. In Aus Geelong week is on life support
  3. What do you want AS to do for you and keelboat sailing?Its a system whereby a bunch of ludicrously overpaid bureaucrats sends a dozen or so well paid, overly protected sailors,some selected on a spurious basis, to a bunch of junkets throughout the 4 year Olympic cycle and then sends them to the Olympics, that's what. They do that knowing that the rest of sailing will continue to exist on a diet of sausage sizzles and volunteers sweat. They couldn't give a flying fuck about grass roots keel boat sailing. Just look at their recent Australian Championship Regatta in Sydney which barely existed but was given vast net publicity coverage to spin the sailing public into believing it was an event of some magnitude. Cunts, the lot of 'em I don't disagree with most of what you say, although I know there are a few non cunts involved in the whole circus. Also a few really A-grade cocks to balance it out.I don't see what YA can do for most sailors. They provide the rules and regs for racing, which benefits a section of the sailing community. I like a lot of their training stuff too, although the rigidity becomes less useful the further you are from a metro area. Whenever I ask anyone what ya could do, above what they already do, there are crickets, other than wanting to get rid of the bloated Olympic bullshit. Im not sure their training is compliant with regards to national coaches accreditation any more, so training might not be the be all and end all either.
  4. You have to worry about a boat when they put a handle on the bottom of the hull
  5. keep complaining and there will be more rules and limitations put on everyone next year. The nannny state will prevail because we now have to legislate for the lowest common denominator, and not the average man
  6. Rush being repaired at the moment
  7. 160+ boats a great result everyone can come next year so dont miss out
  8. Those remarks probably do a disservice to some committed and helpful boat owners who gave a lot of people, particularly young sailors, opportunities where previously there were none. A lot of people from that era have made careers in boating-related industries and many of us sailed our first Hobarts, etc. on the Div 0 boats you speak of. There were a few wankers circulating around (like anywhere), but the overwhelming majority of people were excellent and that would definitely apply to 100% of the skippers who put their time and money into those programmes. +1 and I don't recall too many people complaining while they were riding the wave
  9. I'd say it's a 1325 warning on the Southern course area as per every race for the last few years. Yes but on November the 3rd ? Hmm good pick up, didn't know they were racing on Thursdays now... Assuming it is December 3 (tomorrow), forecast looks alright, 15kts, sunny day, that's more like it Melbourne! Given the issues around notifications to competitors from the last round I would have thought a little close examination of the documentation might be in order
  10. I'd say it's a 1325 warning on the Southern course area as per every race for the last few years. Yes but on November the 3rd ?
  11. Racing for the Club Marine Series will continue on Saturday the 3 rd of November. Two races are scheduled for Divisions Zero, One, Two and Three. This notice will be posted to the YV web site and broadcast on VHF 73 shortly after 1200hrs Saturday the 7 th of November. It is intended that Divisions Zero and One will compete on the Southern Course area. RMYS “William Paterson” will be the Committee Boat. Race Officer Simon Dryden. It is intended that Divisions Two and Three will compete on the Eastern Course area. RYCV “Thorsen” will be the Committee Boat. Race Officer David Le Roy. David LeRoy Principal Race Officer 1230 29/11/16 So no div0 that I am aware of, and the race is scheduled for when and where ?
  12. Not a 30 footer i know, but a 36 foot whiting for sale at st kilda
  13. Its only a flesh wound