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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. I agree with you- but one order of magnitude? I struggle to believe Conrad had ten times the generating power on board his boat. Twice maybe.
  2. I can imagine IDEC hates these light conditions
  3. Seb is an absolutely class act- I really enjoyed his race, and that speech at the end demonstrates it perfectly. Wonder if FaceOcean will finally be put into retirement or does she have one more adventure left in her?
  4. "She was fastest on the fleet" is not as silly as it sounds in the breeze band this race was. I hope the Dutchman donors it to someone young, keen, talented but has no money who can prove exactly that...It has after all still got the shrink-wrap on it after this cruise. What do you mean by that Jack? Is No Way Back optimised for different breeze than the other foilers?
  5. Seb doing 15 knots over the ground now- don't think I ever saw Pieter hit that! He's making the old girl fly at the moment
  6. Fair play to the guy for finishing. A lap of the planet is the lap of the planet regardless. If the guy lawyers up as he was saying he would, I will not be very impressed. Sebastian just has to bring her home now.
  7. 10000% agree. I don't like the whinging that has accompanied him around- the fact that Seb was right on his tail until Australia says enough. Seb has been very entertaining the whole way round, and in fairness to the guy has been keeping a decent pace. Pulling hard for him.
  8. Christ I hope he's not broke. With the moaning that dude was doing about his autopilot issues I'd hate to see how he'd react to a big break this close to the end.
  9. I was disappointed in the way seb Josse pulled the pin. I don't know how significant the damage was but he seemed to pull the plug as soon as he felt he was not going to be competitive. Alex thomson carried on with similar damage? Vincent riou showed what a legend he is. Mike As far as I remember, Josse's damage was far more severe than Alex's, with structural damage to the boat itself, not only the foil. Continuing was never going to be an option for him.
  10. I am in awe of Rich. Didn't follow him too much during the race, wish I had now. The facebook live feed in the studio after he finished was fantastic, even inspirational. I love how into the educational program he was running he is, and he said something that I think sums up his attitude more than anything: When asked how he felt about being the oldest sailor in the race, he replied with something like "If you still have the ability to do something, I feel you have an obligation to". He also said he felt a bit of a fraud getting all the attention as the oldest as Nandor was less than a year younger than him and finished almost 2 weeks before. What a man.
  11. Delighted for Arnaud to finish. Great guy with a pretty inspiring story IIRC
  12. Delighted Sebastian's still trucking along, he represents the real adventurers in the race. Wonder if Pieter wishes he'd went for a boat more like Enda and Seb when he was buying??
  13. Louis has sailed a great race, will be interesting to see what he can do next lap around with a more modern boat. Has probably sailed the loneliest race of them all too
  14. The only man in history who has worn crocs and maintained some dignity.