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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. There is no mention of safety in the amendment. That has been added here
  2. The change in the measurement protocol was more significant than the change in the range....
  3. ^ That was also the case through the ACWS for example...
  4. here you go - anyone that qualifies... fan-belt or tow rope?
  5. 22 May 2017 BOLD PREDICTIONS The clock keeps counting down to the start of the America's Cup Qualifiers this Friday and the SoftBank Team Japan boat shed has been humming with activity 24 hours a day. Faces covered in carbon dust and subtle changes to the team's America's Cup Class race yacht, Hikari, have become common place. While the development work grinds on in the mad dash to gain every speed advantage come race day, the windless waters of Bermuda through the end of last week gave us the opportunity to check in with team members to ask the question: "If you could make one bold prediction for the 35th America's Cup, what would it be?" Winston MacFarlane, Grinder: "Bold prediction? I think reliability will be the deciding factor in the racing." Nick Holroyd, Technical Director: "I'm going to loose my mind." Jason Waterhouse, Tactician "I think there will be at least one man overboard situation and that it will ultimately decide a race." Chris Draper, Sailing Team Director/Tactician: "Someone will hit an 'Unidentified Floating Object'." Rowan Swanson, Rigger: "Maneuverability and consistency will be more of a deciding factor than straight line speed." Soctt Babbage, Performance Director: "In the end, the fastest boat will still win no matter how good a team's maneuvers are." Ross Blackman, Commercial Director: "The Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoff Finals will be decided by a score of 5-4" Kazuhiko Sofuku, General Manager/Bowman: "The the team with the best sailors will win the race. With the races so short, it will come down to who can have the best start and defend the lead." http://softbank-team-japan.americascup.com/en/news/338_BOLD-PREDICTIONS.html
  6. Watching, news, social etc in France.... http://groupamateamfrance.americascup.com/fr/news/642_Comment-suivre-la-Coupe-de-lAmerica.html
  7. That shot ^, clickable (whisker stays)
  8. Wing detail...
  9. pedal driven propeller - brilliant move, that'll stuff 'em
  10. ^ well yeah! new village entrance