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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. In the abobe replay, what do you make of the guy right in front of spithill (sorry not sure of the name) having a short go at the wheel at 38:54. Ok this is after the end of the race, but i see it as showing him being pissed at JS somehow. Also noticed that one yesterday during the live
  2. thanks a lot for the info
  3. @Renmaus, thanks a lot for all the info !
  4. Will there be streaming links to follow today races ? The coverage of this race is such a mess, not even a way to pay a streaming fee for the event, i for sure don't want to subscribe to canal plus for a year, and i'm not even sure the races will be live on it looking at their scdule in fact think they will not. Are there alreay some links facebook pages or whatever ?
  5. So in France no way to watch the races even if you were willing to pay for it :you have to subscribe to canal+ And I understand similar situation in many countries. This is so utterly ridiculous...
  6. Not really linked to the new version, but I think you should decrease the number of messages per page a bit (not too much, but quite a bit)
  7. He will come in the Canal around 1pm tomorow Saturday (tide window missed for tonight), will probably be loaded with people for the Canal tomorow
  8. Thanks for the great tracker, especially for the new features added on the go, ending up with the remora thing ! By the way about the remora routing, they did put special polars for Conrad when he was with his jury rig, right ? (and also for the controversy soap opera that was quite interesting to follow )
  9. When he got "en vrac" at almost 90° angle, around 2:37 or 2:49 , it's really impressive (and also the will/calm to film himself in this situation), what was the exact reason again ? (and it happened to him several times), due to the fire ? Lack of electricity, issue with the AP ? Hope he gets a great boat for the next one.
  10. If Heerema didn't have B&G problems he would have been much faster... Yes, also true ... (plus he had some medical issues at some point if I remember well)
  11. Would Seb had not done his complete check up before the Pacific (when he stopped in Tasmania), Heerema would have finished last, which would for sure have been a first in terms of being last with a last generation boat in a VG !
  12. Indeed, a day to repair a boom with some battens, cut a sail, attach a sail to a boom, raise boom, put proper rigging to the boom/mast, a week if not a month would have been standard in "Europe" With a major part missing above : thinking/planning about the whole thing (would have taken me a day or two at least)
  13. When you think about it, Conrad was really extremely fast in setting up his jury rig.
  14. Yes indeed it is the gooseneck, as to sailing as a sadomasochist sport, could be indeed!
  15. They took "vit" as the third person verb form of "vivre" But the correct word to word trnslation should be "mule dick" or "mule cock" for "vit de mulet" (as "vit" is a synonym of "penis" in an old slang form, not even slang in fact, but more old word now rarely used) Otherwise Conrad still has a slight chance to arrive before Romain I think , he should catch nice winds quite soon now. By the way, aren't they obliged to have some form of fishing equipment just for security measure ? (in the life raft or something)