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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. ^Is that sportsbet.com.au odds you're quoting ? Bit of variance on some others here in AUS... Ladbrokes Oracle Team Usa 2.10 Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing 3.50 Emirates Team New Zealand 3.75 Artemis Racing 11.00 Softbank Team Japan 34.00 Groupama Team France 101.00 Crown Bet Oracle Team USA 1.85 Emirates Team New Zealand 3.85 Land Rover BAR 4.00 Artemis Racing 13 SoftBank Team Japan 26 Groupama Team France 81 William Hill Oracle Team USA 1.90 Land Rover BAR 3.50 Emirates Team New Zealand 4.00 Artemis Racing 13.00 Softbank Team Japan 26.00 Groupama Team France 34.00
  2. Where's weta27 and his camera when you need him ? Surely we can get him over there somehow
  3. Fucking cheatings cunts !! Blatant fucking cheating cause they're all running scared shitting themselves from what they've seen of the Kiwi's so far who have taken a big punt and gone outside the square. I fucking hope like hell the Kiwi's bring this cup home and sort of this fucking mess once and for all. I'm not a Kiwi and was very excited about this AC but am close to the point of walking away from this bullshit which makes me very sad and angry that it's come to this. It's a fucking joke !!
  4. Hope they keep the all white crew uniforms, they were super !! Any guesses at how much would have sealed the deal for the sale ?
  5. What happens if the chain falls off ??
  6. Looks like someone else has been eased too off the oats ? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/WILD-OATS-HENRI-LLOYD-POLO-SHIRT-XL-RARE-SAILING-SYDNEY-TO-HOBART-/252633938376?hash=item3ad227f9c8:g:r3IAAOSwHMJYKP0f http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Henri-Lloyd-L-S-Shirt-XL-Wild-Oats-Audi-Collection-PRICE-REDUCED/252655496578?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D39923%26meid%3De7eb685741ae4dc6a5e9c7c50e1c6b4d%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D252633938376
  7. The more I look at the stump thing for the shrouds the more I hate it. Super mega fugly. Hope it works though.
  8. The pics are all in the wrong order and there's a couple missing. Comanche just smoked past Oats.......
  9. Haven't been in the thread for a while so not sure if it's already been mentioned but Loyal snapped the luff cord of their brand new spinnaker in the big boat race on Tuesday. Cocko was on board made a few hectic phone calls to get things moving to sort it out ASAP. Replacement cord has to come from overseas. Timing for the Hobart a potential issue by the looks of some of the faces on board.
  10. From the sail world article. "This is Perpetual Loyal's final Rolex Sydney Hobart campaign and we intend to go out with a bang", Perpetual Loyal's Skipper/owner Anthony Bell said.
  11. How's the finish on the hull underneath ? It's like a mirror, you can see the cradle reflecting on it.
  12. What happened to the red steering wheels ?
  13. Get Foxtel with IQ. Tape the races and watch them over and over until your little hearts content.
  14. Ebay auction hasn't had a bite yet. Starting price at $4,000, no bids, a bit over 2 hours left to run.