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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. Stupidest topic ever.
  2. They clearly did!
  3. The AC is only showing 10 second bursts of reruns. My already low interest in this AC is decreasing.
  4. Lewis is 14th is he not?! He'll earn his his stripes if he even gets top 5. Kimi's race to lose now. Bottas was beat into 3rd by 0.002 seconds!!
  5. Straits regatta died because of Singapore idiocy on maritime beaurocracy.
  6. 100' mono doesn't have to sit in NYC waiting for the perfect weather window though.
  7. This must be a very US issue as clubs that I have been a member of in the UK and Hong Kong have had loads of females taking part, many of whom own a boat, and the commodore of the RHKYC was a woman when I was there and I believe she still is several years later. A couple of the offshore teams I race with always have females on board and many of them hold key positions, often trimmers.
  8. All those who want the discussion about a Condorcet system of whatever to have their own thread say aye...... Aye.
  9. the marine industry has a habit of assuming thta faster and higher tech = better and more compelling, and while that's very possibly the case to an informed audience of folk that happen to sail it may be of limited relevance to the commercially relevant audience. Americas Cup a case in point - it's not proven that foiling multis are more publicly appea;ling than dinosaurs. I've been to both an America's Cup and an ESS with foiling cats and I have been to a VOR in-port race and I preferred the VOR by far. Also preferred the ESS before it was foiling.
  10. It's a Tofinou 9.5
  11. The worst apart of that story was having to go in the water in Aberdeen. I'd rather take my chances hanging on!
  12. Really disappointed that the VOR looks like continuing as a boring old one-design procession. Do you really think that if they go to multis that it will be back to open design or even a box rule? No chance here for any aspiring young boat designers in the foreseeable future. ​Why not? Are aspiring young boat designers only designing monos? I suspect many designers would give their middle nut to scale up the semi-foiling IMOCAs we saw in the Vendee. Boatbuilding work only for a selected few. ​To build grand prix multis there will probably be less boatbuilder options than monos. The established rich get richer, the up and coming young have no work. Well, that's globalisation for you. The fuck are you on about? For someone that is so anti-VOR you rub your balls against this thread a lot.
  13. 'Remain'? 'Become' is the word you are looking for.
  14. More racing in this 2.45 minutes than the last 2.45 seasons of F1!
  15. So long as the fucker in front of you can't put his seat back that actually looks like more legroom with that set-up.