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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. Have you noticed that when they sail 'nose down' the wing leading edge is almost plumb vertical? Edit Ooops wrong thread, Apologies and many many thanks Rudder NZL
  2. That has to be the best laugh I have had on this thread. New around here?
  3. All of the above And the guy in San Francisco (sorry mate couldn't remember your name) who filmed Oracles capsize during AC34. Doing what Jason and Rudder are doing right now. Making stuff available to all the round pegs who dont fit Wussels square peg view of who is allowed to watch this latest spectacle. King Ineptune was/is pretty good value for a laugh. Not that he actually contributed anything.
  4. Good post! Keep those sorts if insights coming.
  5. FIFY. Keep up ffs. He has been an admiral for some time.
  6. Why bother. He needs no help to go drifting. After the first hour, and after cutting the rig free... Dammit now I'm doing what you did. Rimas can NOT do anything. He is a Guiness Book of World Records champion of doing NOTHING! Just sit back and wait for the action to start again. Found Poetry and beautiful picture patterns from his exploits. What more could you ask for?
  7. I doubt Lydia could be surprised any more. Jack. It's easy to say 'be a change agent'. As one who has done that numerous times, I'm here to tell you that one person will not change anything at the club in question. Traditions and myths live long and prosper at most of the 'Royals'. Sandy YC is a really good example of how to provide what their members really need, and also, how to actually listen to those members. This is evidenced by the changes taking place to the facilities of the club over the last 2 decades, AND their rising membership numbers.
  8. We're going to need a tracker on each of them so that when they separate, they will draw beautiful pictures in stereo Is it only 3.5 years? Feels like a lifetime
  9. It wasn't that long ago that the President of YQ proposed to charge all sailors approx AUD180, to cover YA affiliation, bypassing the clubs. It didn't get up thank god, but that fee represented nearly 3 times the fee that clubs were paying for members at that time. His reasoning was that clubs would lower their fees by the equivalent amount... And he was the President ffs! Big clubs like Lydias club dont really want riff raff coming into 'their' club. Thats why they have 3 fences and security gates! Members only if you don't mind. That is a common fault in the bigger clubs in AUS, in general.
  10. Isn't that all the AC threads?
  11. Thanks guys. You have to have your cursor on the post. Bit hard to scroll
  12. I'm not seeing numbering on posts which I used to find really handy.
  13. I thought for sure Rimas would be 'accidentally' cast adrift while the forums were down..
  14. You guys should read up about Vestas Sailrocket and Macquarie Endeavour hitting the 50knot barrier, and all the work and years it took before Sailrocket smashed through. It is a 'wall', and it wont be climbed this time around
  15. I really hope Bill MaCartney can get traction on this. He did an awesome job on the Grand Prix aydeens, without much help or support from the Yachting establishment. In fact he copped flack from ALL of the 'establishment' and he still made it work! I'm glad I'm too old to be shanghai'd into one of these beasts. But not too old to really looking forward to seeing crews wrestle these rocketships around a course. Good luck Bill