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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. Koa out with starter motor issues (from the yacht tracker), very sad for the crew on board.
  2. Looks like Hartbreaker is back in the race, despite earlier reports and 0kts at Eden for a bit. It ain't over til it's over. Good on 'em!
  3. Hartbreaker looks to be retiring (tracker/their Facebook page)
  4. Retired with steering damage. Thanks for confirming. How did you hear? I thought I had every possible channel covered? 😜
  5. Koa at sub 5 kts for over half an hour...
  6. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-07/missing-yachtsmen-believed-dead-after-nsw-storms/7072984 Unbearably horrible.
  7. The NOR lists a change to Rrs 55. See the website.
  8. Medium boat series happened last weekend, kinda sorta - Indian, concubine, ichi, cougar, black jack etc etc Looking forward to the big boat entertainment from my desk, might have to bring in the far seeing glasses.
  9. Funny discussion last night about the various traditions and superstitions around re-naming a boat and what needs to be done to make sure the good omens stays on your side. Mullet catching, dry hauling, champage smashing - it was all sounding pretty ceremonial! Came on here to find a thread on it and couldn’t see one – surprised! So starting one myself … (because if it gets written on anarchy, it must be true ) What are the rules arounf boat re-naming?
  10. Says the kiwi!Meanwhile the rest of us are packing an extra set of thermals Pulled pork is in the slow cooker ready for cryovac ing and freezing tomorrow
  11. Less than 2 weeks out from the race, and no thread posted - No trash talking? No jug bets? No weather predictions? No estimations of # of whale sightings? No stabs at who will be first to fall into the drink while staggering from bar to boat at the end of the night? Strong entry list with 12 more than last year and 20 more than the year before. Particularly strong entries in the 50+ size range. Presume the IRC Nationals in hammo will be inspiring a few more to make the trip north. Fingers crossed for light and on the nose until the big boats get in... then a honking southerly ;p
  12. No different digs this year, tactician sold is unit,, not very nice. We have some other accom up near the school on the "main road" . Book us in, I can see Andy as the new master chef. I think we have our boat parked next to yours for the week. We best flash up the dockside esky. Good luck on the trip to SP, hope you have some long service leave!!!, Nice one, we are in behind the old yacht club so I'll word Andy up, he's a pretty good cook. Good news re neighbouring boats - dockside esky is on! I'll speak to the boys and makesure we have something big enough Was a slow old trip north, but good times. Flew back first thing this am for work today :| Bit of dust on from last night. No rest for the wicked!
  13. Not all of them! You in the same accom as last year Pillow? We will have to return the favour and have you guys over for dinner this time
  14. Should be some fun racing for you - I heard Local Hero are looking at making the trip south this year too.
  15. Local Hero 1.059? new rig?? Same rig, no overlapping headsails. Well thats the way it was at Audi.......... If LH is 1.059 its up a few clicks since hammo last yr I think.