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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. No comment..............
  2. Don't worry about being this far south its more about getting east........ I'm thinking dude, but it is fun watching the middle group. Le Hab
  3. Francois is a freak of nature........ but the nicest guy you could meet
  4. Just watched the re run of SCA finishing ( fast fwd a lot of it tho )........... So for the inshore and the start we had 2 male dumb ass's and for the finish we have 1 female dumb ass!!!!!!!!! HOW hard is it to learn the names of the sailors on board???????? Also to all people wanting to see any boats finishing legs in this year's Volvo ocean race, There will be no coverage out side working hours in Alicante as the Volvo headquarters will be closed......... and also getting video/ radio of a boat is really hard if the sails are up......... Sort your Shit out Volvo!!!!!!!!
  5. Hey Volvo Ocean race............. Check out what the Route du Rhum are doing between 12:30 - 13:30 and be embarrassed!!!!!!!!!!
  6. we have a virtual pic now of them crossing the line............... pity they couldn't take a pic of the actual boat .... I guess it's a bit hard tho with no cameras or video facilities in 2014!!!!!!! I guess you only get coverage if you finish in daylight!
  7. Volvo's coverage of the boats finishing is embarrassing .... especially as regards Brunel - at least Abu Dhabi & Dongfeng had some kind of live coverage (bad as it was!) but Brunel had absolutely none that I could see .... the only way I knew they had finished was going to Brunel Sailing's FB page .... no updates from Volvo at all - not even text updates e.g. 10 nm out/ 5 nm out etc - NOTHING!!!!! I feel for all the guys onboard - it's complete shambles & Volvo should be ashamed! They need to sort their s**t out - how on earth do they expect people (especially the non-sailors) to get excited & properly follow the race ..... words almost fail me.... but well done to Brunel for their 3rd place on leg 1 - even if it was invisible!!!!
  8. me tooooooooooooooo bugger
  9. Dee didn't make the cut!!! So I guess the team didn't believe she was that good to be on board let alone be Person In Charge.........Get over it dude..... And there were a lot of other really good female sailors out there who also didn't make the team....... Sam is doing a bloody good job having to be person in charge of 10 other sailors 8 of them hadn't crossed the equator before!!!!!!!!!
  10. I hope your right dude......
  11. Enjoying not using weather routing and going on instinct and on the wet finger in the air trick.........
  12. More cameras and mic's than last time but less footage its like getting blood out of a stone....... Can someone please tell me what was the point of leg 0 testing the equipment for if it is crap???????
  13. ......maybe it's time that someone digs up the coverage of the last VO and sees how many complaints there were of coverage,,and how it had a rough start and improved as time went.........on the other hand,,there'd likely be no changes if there wasn't complaints here This time last go round we had on board footage of Abudabi losing the rig, lots of onboard vids of the pounding they took leaving the med, vids of puma blast reaching while groupama was becalmed on the African coast, a tracker that allowed one to actually follow the race and lots of on board reports... This time we've got shit- steamy tightly coiled shit + 1
  14. A few Euros to support save the big birds can't be a bad thing, Its the wind changes and the rocky bits during work hrs thats the problem.......
  15. tracker and game app suck big time. Really bad. Please someone to tell them to get rid of the Leg % completion info. DTF, DTL, Wind angle, Speed, and VMG. That's it. So if you don't have an iPhone or iPad your screwed if you want to track the boats ............ Thank you Volvo Ocean Race your doing a brilliant job, to add to your dumb ass commentators