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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. Why do they wait & find out they are slow to do these things? Why not do all this before the AC finals. Are they really just copying the faster boat?
  2. They need to start sending Tuke to the press conferences. I liked 2013 better when they sent two people form each team
  3. Spithill likes to play mind games but I don't ever remember him insulting the competition.
  4. Reminds me of much of a genius Ray Davies was when they were up 8-1 in '13. I could have call tactics and ENTZ would have still won those first few races.
  5. Burling - "great to see a bit of fight out of these boys" What a wanker
  6. I think they picked BAR because they are afraid of how much better they could be in one week compared to today. Take them out while they are lower on the speed/maneuver curve. Artemis & TJ are not getting any better so this week is the same as next.
  7. The thing that surprised me the most was how much PB was heads down looking at something. He would go for 5+ seconds looking at what I would assume is optimum speed & VMG readouts - pretty impressive he can sail that boat @ 30 knots by feel. They need to bring that up onto the hull.
  8. As much money as it costs to run a top notch competitive syndicate I wonder if the days of multiple entries from any one country is over. I am still shocked Larry didn't build two boats for this cup. Back to the J-Boat days....no more 12s or IACCs. For the 87 cup Conner bought one 12 meter and built three new ones & I bet his budget was 20% of what is costs today.... even with accounting for inflation.
  9. Hello lemon, meet lemonade. USA!
  10. I thought BAR was going to snap off the top of Japan's foil. I think the crew would have been protected by the shrouds.
  11. I thank Uncle Larry for writing the checks to keep us on the leading edge. Getting it first doesn't count - see AC34 - doing it the best during the Cup finals is __ALL__ that counts.
  12. Pics or it didn't happen.
  13. Agreed, Slingby's upper body way too big & there is no room behind Spithill.
  14. Very surprised they didn't blur out the foils like everyone else does.
  15. How long does it take to put together an AC50? I thought they would have been out there by now. Really want to see them line up with AR.