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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. But all the RNZYS has to say is "we're not seeking applications from other defender syndicates". One thing Dalton is very good at is delivering sponsor value. The best thing he can do to deliver that value is to bring a couple of extra Louis Vuitton cases back on the plane and guarantee them exposure in the next cup cycle.
  2. I would think an agreement between ETNZ and the RNZYS will be well and truly locked away as to who will be the defender if the job gets done over the weekend...
  3. Not sure about the bloke on the far left, but second from left is (Sir) Stephen Tindall & 4th from left is Matteo DeNora. Matteo has probably been ETNZ's biggest supporter (and contributor) for close to 20 years...
  4. I think it went a bit like this in late January 2015 after the Moth Worlds in Sorrento (Australia); "Look Dean, it's not a good look when you get beaten at the Moth Worlds by Blair (Tuke), Ray (Davies), Glenn (Ashby), Tom Slingsby, Chris Draper and moreso when Pete (Burling) wins with a day to spare. Pete's going to need some match race practice, how'd you feel if you help Pete with your match racing knowledge and run the sailing team?" "But this is my team!" says Dean "Well Dean, with you driving there are a few people not that willing to dig too deep into their pockets. You've had a few goes now." "Fuck you Grant, I'll talk to Matteo and the others. I'll get the money" "Good luck" says Grant Matteo says "Sorry Dean" as does Steve Tindall and a few other key players. Dean cries to the media and shows just how much a spoilt brat he is. Gets moderate success. Russell calls Dean "Mate, have I got an opportunity for you..."
  5. Sometimes it's who you know...
  6. My understanding is Tuesday. Wing was scheduled to be modified anyway.
  7. If you go back to an interview Roger Badham had with Martin Tasker and Peter Lester, he said ETNZ had a foil combination (boards, tips & trailing edges) for every 2 knots of breeze.
  8. Not even remotely...
  9. That belongs to Matteo deNora. Principal of ETNZ.
  10. There might be a One Ton Cup in there that you missed when he was driving Pinta...
  11. It may come down to whether there is a mutual benefit for each team. There is a strong friendship between Burling, Tuke, Outteridge & Jensen from both 49ers and Moths. (All were at Outteridges wedding) If there is a mutual benefit for both teams it could well be a possibility provided ACRM don't get involved.
  12. Or they already have them and aren't telling...
  13. Only sweetened by smashing Australia (unfortunately)...
  14. Think 3-5...
  15. They all have innovation, just not this. What I'm referring to is groundbreaking in high performance hydraulics, not just for sailing, but any high performance application. I'd love to know who has financed the technology and will hold the patents once the regatta is done. They should make a dollar or two out of it...