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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. Massive congratulations to the Kiwis. Wonderful win and so good for the future of the Cup.
  2. Not sure where you can find the story but the older UK built boats where very variable in quality, a few different builders The boat is highly dependent upon how you sail it, in my limited experience that's far more important than hull number. I had a US built boat and it was beautifully made, we jus made it go slow
  3. Congratulations to Armel, thoroughly deserved after being 2nd twice. Masterclass of single handed sailing and all the way up the Atlantic without his J1. Likewise to Alex, a very strong performance both breaking 2012's record time. For me Alex has finally dispelled his "wild boat breaking" reputation. Regarding Armel's remarks about Alex I thought he was pretty straight and generous without being false. He made a joke a gew days ago to the Marine National plane saying in responce to "do you have a message for Alex" he said "Please stay behind me" pretty funny. Likewise when he arrived he was impressed how Alex kept pressing to the end. I listened to all the coverage in French, it was live on BFMTV for a few hours.
  4. Bit late to this thread but ,.. Yeah like Apple does 0.00005% Prince, refusing medical treatment for your beliefs but dieing of a pain killer overdose is not cool
  5. Amazing emotional interview with Coville. What an effort. Joyon's video was pretty funny
  6. Happy Christmas everyone. Shana Tova for Hanukkah. Waiting to see Alex's rounding video, Armel's was picture perfect
  7. Going back a bit ... containers are worth nothing, contents are insured. From what I understand its chepaer to have your container on the outside / higher up as it's known to be more likely to be lost. The shipping companies really dont give a shit. As above unkess they are heavily fined or made to carry far fewer containers this will just keep happening. Chapeau to Thomas, thats a stunning effort.
  8. Getting to the dock is safer than the risk of being in a raft and keeps the rescue services safe. There is also the cost savings. I imagine the hull may not be repairable but he's saved the kit, rig, keel etc. They build nice hulls in NZ too
  9. Laurent great news. What an effort A word on Armel. In my view he is the class act in a very high quality field. He has come up through the very tough Figaro ranks and established himself as the man to beat in this Vendee. As it stands he is dominating the race to the point it's not looking like a contest. Who really cares if it's 2 videos or 3 ? Not me. It's a sailing race not a video contest.
  10. I doubt you'd see what they hit even if hand steering or react fast enough
  11. Thoughts are with Thomas R - those are scary images. Alex made an error 10 odd days ago (or perhaps had another problem), sailing further North. Thats turned into 500+ miles and growing. Unless Armel has a breakage he's the winner.
  12. Cost Collisions Aresholes shouting at them Organisation Now what I would say is we always got a lot of entrants in the 2-handed races which didn't do any fully crewed/bigger events. I would say over the years I have done mostly 2 handed racing and the few events I have ended up walking away from p.ssed off have always been fully crewed ones.
  13. Nice little project, good to see these old boats getting out and being kept fresh.
  14. jonas it could be poor translation/transcript of French word tribord / babord - "bord" for tack ? Anyway, sadly I think Alex is toast. His split fuether North a week or so ago looks to have been a real race loser.
  15. This speaks for me too. His famous quote I first read in Dave Perry's book "Winning in One Designs" .. a lesson for sailing and for life You haven't won the race, if in winning the race you have lost the respect of your competitors