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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Race Replays

    Another shout from CAN (KC). Thank-you!
  2. Race Replays

    Thank-you! More please! I had tuned out from the AC with the lack of design content but now wanting to catch up.
  3. Vendee Globe 2016?

    All, Over the past few years, I've read every word in this yarn, checked all the various video, choked on every challenge and cheered each success. Thank you for curating it so well. Conrad capped it, maybe even beyond Golding's finish sans-quille some goes ago. Well done sirs. Alex, Mike, Ellen and any other past competitor who might be in London when I am next there in a few weeks, can I take you for pints? I'm dreaming here, but serious praise to you! Congrats to all, and thank you (boat sponsors included) for entertaining me through much of my off-season via the best sporting event ever conceived.
  4. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Looks like ALC tacked...
  5. Vendee Globe 2016?

    YE didn't cross -- that is the optimum route line pictured above. But, Check out where JPD is on the latest sched.
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Same paint is on the spare, though, so who knows?
  7. Vendee Globe 2016?

    AT's "sunny" video today pans the whole starboard side of the boat. No vertical foil tip. Or, did BASF also engineer some new foil paint that's even better than black and orange combined? Invisible must be the new fast.
  8. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Thanks for posting that, MF (the PRB doc). Highly recommended (even if one has only a tenuous grasp of French) for 36 minutes of insight and beauty. Most of us would have missed it otherwise. A great story of commitment, persistence, and performance -- and the story of why Vincent is 2, last I looked.
  9. The last couple of floater satellite shots (to 2245hrs UTC) suggest a wobble to the left it seems. Anyone else seeing that? Significant?
  10. VOR 2017-18

    Potter, I think that would be an awesome leg to follow (HK to BRA), with AIS limited.
  11. "Dis is Sayula"

    Keen to watch the film and engage in this, but my 'puter doesn't like the film site. Keith, perhaps you can flag to the producers that when I go to the home page my Windows 8 machine says "Malicious Content," identifying Mal / JS Redirect - AE (with me adding some spaces here and there). A shout to everyone involved in making this film.
  12. ACWS live, without the awful app

    No luck for me from Toronto this evening, even using proxies in other countries. First I've tuned into the AC since SF, and no love. Pointers, anyone?
  13. Joaquin is now a hurricane...Plan ahead

    My thoughts to all related, and thankful for all learning we can take from this (thanks Lee).
  14. BMW

    "The grinders are back on the boat within 24 hrs, or I'll do to this sail what I just did to the rig."