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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. He had been in the practice races so a bit of a moot point
  2. Agree. Transom angle of ETNZ transom crosses OR. Only issue was the closing speed of OR approaching the circle. If in doubt safer for Burling to give OR room as he does. Next time unlikely to be caught unawares and could have luffed up to break the overlap a bit earlier.
  3. Surprise yes. Failed to react. Yes. Deserved foul
  4. I am confused. ETNZ no jib faster yesterday. Now Artemis with higher aspect jib than Oracle. Surely with three days to the off the teams would have a better idea of which configuration is fastest with all the high-tech telemetry and on board data recording.
  5. Amazing that at this late stage Artemis (and the other early Bermuda arrivals) have not tested no jib sailing as it appears to be faster for ETNZ. Surely they have the data gathering capacity with all that money spent to figure that out pretty quickly. Seems very late on the day with just three days to the start to have such uncertainty.
  6. So who won
  7. Pity poor Charles. He won't be enjoying the next two weeks then.
  8. Rumour about protests pending on measurement. Is this about hydraulic control systems. Are the protests made public?
  9. Managed to get on Artemis at 16:1 a few weeks ago!
  10. I guess that OTUSA had a major hand in writing Rule 15 after their win in SF!!
  11. RG comments on redress very appropriate actually. The boats are putting great pressure on the helmsman particularly. The speeds and high g-force turns make fine judgements in close match racing extremely difficult. Once the real racing gets underway and the pressure builds as some of the teams get left behind with fear of early dismissal then I think we will inevitably have more than close encounters that could jeopardise the eventual outcome of the Cup. Somehow penalties must be threatened by ACEA early enough to discourage this disappointing to say the least scenario. Certainly the threat of taking away the two points earned by BAR in the ACWS might just be enough to focus BA's mind. So far his public statements have been pretty dismissive 'just a tap' of what could have easily ended the whole ETNZ campaign before the Cup had even started. Hopefully he has made more direct and contrite approaches to the team privately. Not a good idea to get on the wrong side of GD!
  12. Turner spewing the usual corporate crap. "At the same time, the commercial offering has so many extra elements added to it making it a powerful business transformation platform. We remain one of the few global, professional, world-class sporting events with a great commercial package that goes with it, with an outstanding Business to Business product, along with a rich heritage and strong consumer, media and employee activation options, much of it built into the campaigns." And they are dreaming about running it every two years when they are struggling to get boats on the line this year. How long before Volvo management figure it out and spend their money on something worthwhile. Long live the Vendee every four years.
  13. Maybe the Labrador should be docked one point by IM for dangerous sailing. If Sir Ben continues with the Red Mist as his overblown campaign continues to disintegrate then he could be a real danger to all the teams. The loss of vital points to keep ahead of GTF might keep him more focused.
  14. No room at a starting mark! Read the rules
  15. This is match racing. Don't you understand the basics?