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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. Yeah, but they haven't revealed how much their computers weigh.
  2. Really They are so ugly don't expect to see anyone on the team wearing even a free one voluntarily - maybe you'll get some swag? They're popular among the manly/meathead celebrities (Statham, Schwarzenegger, and the like). But at least they pay money for them, and not the other way around, like TAG-Heuer has to. Tom Cruise is a Bremont guy. Contrast that to DC, who had Citizen as a sponsor.
  3. Sheesh. Make up you minds already. "They took too long to decide!" "That race didn't end quickly enough!" "Waaagh!" The fact is, they pulled out a knife, and then the other guy pulled out a gun. The AC is interesting because it's rigged, and can get down and dirty. Don't like it? Take it away, and then you get to bend the rules to the best of your ability. But I am in the Anybody But Oracle camp, and would welcome a return to sanity if ETNZ reclaimed the Cup. This neatly-packaged, Pollyanna charade being pushing now is the worst of all worlds, with villainy, incompetence, little of the "boat porn," and key elements of the event blithely shoved aside in a futile chase for an audience it will never receive. LE and RC had their era, it's time for someone else to step up, and move on.
  4. Every time I see a picture of YA, I'm reminded of that uneasy feeling of how DC was doomed before the match even took place. It turned out more like this.
  5. So, my memory is kinda hazy...but remind me what made Fay, with his ambush challenge, any less of a sore loser than Ellison and his ambush challenge? Two peas in a pod, it would appear. Yeah, LE's a hypocrite, but at least he managed to succeed.
  6. What would ETNZ do if they won the Cup? Now that LE/RC have not only kicked open the door, but ripped it off the hinges to allow full freedom to cast aside much of what makes the AC special, it's foolish to try to make any assumptions. Get ready for AC36 in Dubai! Of course, one would hope that ETNZ and the RNZYS care enough to retain their dignity, unlike the GGYC, and try to restore some stature to the event by hosting the defense in their home waters, regardless of the boats chosen, and choose a format that doesn't pander to the short attention span audience.
  7. How would the trip that James May made for Top Gear compare? Granted, they weren't foiling.
  8. When all is said and done, I wouldn't be surprised to find BT looked more kindly upon in history than LE or RC. LV was a loyal sponsor of the CSS through the LVC for well over 20 years, spanning eight events, with the notable exception of the DoG challenges. Had AC33 been held according to EB's vision, LV would not have been a part of it, in protest. I'm sure it wouldn't be difficult to find past threads where many here saluted BT for that stance, including from yourself. But now, BT is an insignificant and ridiculous figure to be scoffed at? For having his own opinions about an event he'd been a part of for many years, as both a sailor and a sponsor? For being upset at the debacle of the CSS during AC34, and not being comfortable with the direction of the Cup under LE's reign? LE may feel that he can do without that kind of sponsor, but they certainly don't grow on trees. The VRO thing may be arguable, but when you take off your rose-colored glasses and drop the Pollyanna routine, you've gotta take a moment to make sure your vision is straight.
  9. Now there's yer problem... Can't let little things like that get in the way of popularizing and commercialing the property. Even if your ideas for doing so strip away some of the things that give it its identity and make it unique.
  10. That must be reassuring for the Bermudans. Even if such a hollow promise didn't come from a regime not known to adhere to its own words and commitments. But, we can't begrudge JS for toeing the company line. He knows who butters his bread. And there isn't exactly a shortage of top-class talent on the market. Few are irreplaceable, and those are usually the ones who sign the checks.
  11. Baghdad Coutts and "Spit-ill" have now found religion? Using terms like "unsustainable" and "ridiculous" in reference to AC34? And EB is talking about an independent referee? What I'd really like is for LE to speak on the record. If his old buddy Jobs rubbed off on him at all, then he might actually be halfway believable. Come on Larry, quit hiding from this mess. LOL at all of them.
  12. I think any SF Bay venue's chances turned a corner once people started filing lawsuits to keep it out. Those unfortunate lawsuits were loud enough for the rest of us to hear since the controversy was even on television news. A "call to arms" to the locals for an SF venue for AC35" was going to be a huge waste of time and money no matter how deafening the silence was to you. RC cancelled the SF effort the morning after an evening meeting with the Mayor. It was obvious to them both, apparently. Throwing up political opposition to anything, even parks and such, is considered sport in SF. LE (or his minions) were surprising ill-prepared for running the typical gauntlet, and because they also torpedoed his P32 condos, probably didn't have the stomach to go through that again. The City, for its part, didn't want to help fund support of a billionaires' boat race again, especially when the supposed three-ring circus that was coming to town ended up being a couple party clowns, however entertaining the final show ended up being (barely, by about 20 minutes?). Aside from some very enthusiastic NZ tourists, the event was mostly a novelty to those who happened to be in town anyway, and met with a collective shrug by the large local businesses and rich folk LE was hoping to help underwrite the event. LE though he could do better elsewhere, and SF didn't need the pain or expense when it has more than enough going on the calendar. Probably the best for both sides, even if it means the AC is no longer really the AC.
  13. When RC finishes perverting the AC, the only things remaining will be the name, and the trophy.
  14. It takes two to tango... The City had its issues, but only a fool would believe that the ACEA didn't put a few bullets in its own feet. And as successful of a guy LE is, he had surprisingly poor understanding about how things operate in his adopted hometown. The carpetbaggers like RC and IM could at least claim to be from out of town.
  15. They'd better hope it works out better than Hutchinson...and Cayard did, also two "local" guys.