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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. Looks like JS has one more AC race before he draws a line under his career. "You haven't won the race, if in winning the race you have lost the respect of your competitors." I think JS lost the respect of his competitors a long time ago.
  2. Totally fake. If they had any value the wouldn't let a pair of numpties carry them around on view. If the boats are sailed properly they never touch the water so no point making last minute changes to a hull. This all tells me JS is shit scared.
  3. I think the press conferences would work better if SA posters emailed 2 or 3 questions. I wonder ed can set this up?
  4. But sprint cyclists are a more. Pro cyclists focus more on endurance
  5. Style and grace doesn't necessarily win races. Ask Franz Klammer.
  6. Jeez, some of you are hard to please! There has always been behind the scenes nonsense in the AC, that won't change. If you didn't find the racing last time totally compelling then I'm not sure what would please you. To date we have relied on our man in Bermuda and his hand cam (top man)... once we get all the bells and whistles and real racing I think it will be pretty extraordinary.
  7. When I get shot I want the gunman to be this close.
  8. What a great story, soon to be a movie! Congrats to Hancock for pointing to the armchair sailors. Truly great adventures sometimes mean that you don't always subscribe to everyone's concept of safety and sometimes you don't come back. If we wind the clock back, some of the boats and some of the skippers shouldn't have started the Sunday Times race in 1968, but that didn't stop us celebrating the race. Year by year we need more certificates, more licenses and we face more scrutiny and pressure to meet the norm. I really hope they make it and inspire more to follow in their footsteps. "One day as tiger is better than a 1000 as a sheep". Paraphrased from Alison Hargreaves who died on K2.
  9. This is all about negotiating the size of the redundancy pay-off and so far DB is playing it much better than GD. What GD doesn't need is bad press and DB knows it. When he says it's not about the money, it is! NZ$ 1.5m and he'll go. GD will want a non-compete. DB can now go and hang out with the kids and kick some sand. Tales of Chris Dickson, but DB a much more impressive guy.
  10. What the hell has BA ever done? Never heard of him!