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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. Another shout from CAN (KC). Thank-you!
  2. Thank-you! More please! I had tuned out from the AC with the lack of design content but now wanting to catch up.
  3. 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. Looks like ALC tacked...
  5. YE didn't cross -- that is the optimum route line pictured above. But, Check out where JPD is on the latest sched.
  6. Same paint is on the spare, though, so who knows?
  7. 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. 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. Potter, I think that would be an awesome leg to follow (HK to BRA), with AIS limited.
  11. 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. 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. 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."