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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. " Keep it coming. What a great thread. Ahem, it's over. For now. Let the thread die and open 26 new ones, all with the same topic for AC35. My AC34 swan song: http://www.sailinganarchy.de/allgemein/der-americas-cup-ist-vorbei-es-lebe-der-americas-cup Renn, I really enjoyed your article!!!! Your sharp insight and the beautiful photos were a wonderful way to end the AC 34!!!!! I also enjoyed your new article today "Where there is smoke..." It was new to me that Oz was the Challenger - so thanks for putting me in the know! I might have to learn German to get the skinny on the AC 35!!! I will now say of brief word/prayer over this thread......
  2. As the World Turns....in San Francisco. Cast Te Kooti - Fervent New Zealander, eccentric..... strongly advises young, blonde European girl while he is enjoying his flat white to give up smoking. Priceless moment. Gaucho - Well traveled, four beautiful children, and a thoughtful gentleman. Tornado Cat - Impudent tease, continental, and appreciates French wines. Mr. Surly - Surprisingly not surly, bike rider, and travels with beer. SC- Rethinking her user name after realizing it literally sounds like sh*t. I wasn't expecting to ever have to say it aloud or introduce myself. And, I really hope NZ comes back and pries the Cup from Oracle's tight grasp. I enjoyed all these characters and more! Stayed tuned for the next episode of ......
  3. I just read the team bios for Artemis. I see a lot of extreme sailors, lack luster designers (excepting JK) and a lot of admn. - usually a need to support some healthy egos. I get a sense they are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. I love cutting edge tech; who wouldn't want to see something cool but good design takes refinement...where are they going to get the time? I think I was rather naive to think foils (alone) was the answer; I was seduced by the promise of speed and forgetting the platform, hulls, sails etc. TH must be thanking his lucky stars!
  4. Is this the connection? I am looking/surfing the net as I type for a more specific connection... http://artemis-racin...-quarter-finals Thank you K_Jon! I surfed until my eyes gave up. Edit: Who is this lead engineer?
  5. "......The engineers of Hydroptere, the naval architects of VPLP (designers of BMW ORACLE and Banque Populaire V) and the structural engineering office HDS (Artemis Racing, Volvo Ocean Race Groupama Racing, MOD70), supported by the sailors of the program, have already started designing Hydroptere successor: a trimaran, code name “TH10”, a currently soberly named Hydroptere 2...." http://hydroptere.co...s/hydroptere-2/ Is this the connection? I am looking/surfing the net as I type for a more specific connection...
  6. hmmm...so maybe Artemis does have a chance to redesign effectively? I mean does the team have to reinvent the foil to be competitive? Or can Artemis being on foils (in itself) be competitive? I would like to speculate; foils plus crew could wrest the cup from the Defender.
  7. Wow, I just read the thread. I don't know what to make of it - maybe mid-race nerves? As a designer, I wouldn't want to hear that - not at that point in the race and don't from an interview. New Zealanders are known (to me at least) for being warm and generous. Thanks Wandering Geo for the Link!!!!
  8. I dunno, whose design just thrashed ETNZ's boat around the world in the last VOR? Out of his depth? Probably not. Nobody trashed ETNZ's boat in the last VOR .. ETNZ beat two of JK's boats so that is no thrashing .. I remember Grant Dalton giving the designers a bit of a trashing...! One of the more toxic comments one could make - publically trashing a designer in the middle of a series. Can someone provide a source (so I can read) - I really surprised, Dalton seems like a real salt of the earth type.
  9. KKY2 : http://www.independe...st-1106184.html Interesting design!
  10. http://www.charts.no...wer/18650.shtml I am not local; so with that in mind, zoom in the upper left corner of the chart - around Sausalito Point.. I see Naval Anchor 10 and Point Knox and Point Knox Shoal.
  11. When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something has suffered damage and has a history; it becomes more beautiful. ~ Barbara Bloom ....for all of those who repair the soul with a layer of gold, thank you.
  12. 33 - my formula? Three more than the Vendee Globe entries.