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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. OK my dear, you don't need to nag us about your leaving, we celebrated the first time.
  2. For real sailors in San Fran, it's probably good news a lot of memberships used by Orifice crew will now become available at the GGYC.
  3. Wasn't thinking just sailors. I had the Kelly Holmes and Beccy Adlingtons in mind, win 2 golds at 1 Olympics in a BBC favoured sport and your a Knight or Dame. Personal bee in my bonnet the unfair honours system in the UK.
  4. I wonder if they would look at a foiling Tri a bit like Hydroptère?
  5. Dat be da truff
  6. I agree with where your coming from, but in the UK they are doled out to all UK athletes. However the same does not appear to apply to the rest of the commonwealth. If BA deserves 1 so does Dalts IMO.
  7. Really? From the PMs I had, I was convinced it was Kirsty.
  8. Gotta say however, this guy/girl? was great comedy value. If (s)he said right, look left. Serious ADHD.
  9. Bye bye, you won't be missed. I'd like to say I enjoyed our talks, but that would be a lie.
  10. Well as they say, if it doesn't fall apart 1m after the finish, it's to heavy. But, yer I heard the ultra sound showed the foils where slowly failing. Whilst we may learn more about the NZ foils, it's pretty useless without the same sort of info from OR, and I can't see us getting that.
  11. If he knows how Oracle works, he won't be wasting time on the AC, there are hundreds of IT companies out there who are desperate to know how Oracle works. And how to stop it fucking up their businesses. Alas Tripod never really cut the mustard at the top level.
  12. Dat be the truth man. Dalts is a sailor, and he's won the cup. He is not the money grabber EB, LR, RC type. He will defend the cup hard, very hard, but if better sailors win he'll respect them and come back harder again. If a money grabber wins he will slag them again and again, in fact until he's taken it back yet again. I hope that Grant Dalton is recognised for his achievement in the new years honours list. A feel a knighthood is in order.
  13. Difficult to find 1 moment, but I'd go for That'll be Russell ....
  14. 'kin' excellent, top job.
  15. Err what? He was talking about bringing major sailing events closer together and working with IASF for the good of all sailing. LE/RC wanted to ignore the IASF. Loved the bit when a phone went off and he said, 'That'll be Russell, tell him I'll call him back'.