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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. A possibility not to be excluded. But I think it's more likely the semis will be between LR adn AR. B2 back in the shed for mods. B1 used for training boat. B2 back on water for finals
  2. ^^^^ See above
  3. I dont remember them having area forward of the skeg. The colour is beautiful although I do like ORs red one with Yanmar on it. Now there is an inspired bit of marketing.
  4. That is one ugly looking endplate (Fin, elevator, whatever)
  5. Well it certainly gets style points Like most swedes I suppose
  6. Hahaha....go to the back of the class with Swallower. I will accept any punishment given the level of my stupidity
  7. Duh I feel like homer simpson
  8. What about the bow shape? It looks like a 80s or even 70s tornado shape whereas the others have gone max water line length or reverse bow like MMs A class cats.
  9. +1 Too late with too little which I say with a heavy heart and the utmost respect.
  10. ^^^^^^ Two 45 minute halves. It is only recently (5 or so years) that professional Rugby Union has been around (Super 15). Teams from Auss NZ and South Africa with home and away games in each respective country. Rank s no 1 sport in NZ No 2 in South Africa behind Soccer (Very Very strong with the white audience for historical reasons) and no 3 Aussie sport behind AFL and Rugby League. AFL and Rugby League split is geographical but decreasing. Rugby Union is probably fastest growing professional male sport is Aus but Netball is killing it in growth terms at the moment but tiny in overall terms.
  11. How can it ARs intention to kick LRs ass when they clearly state in the clip they will still be learning basic manoevres and trying to get those right. You are living in a dream world.
  12. It'll never happen in the US. Health and safety laws simply will not allow it, hence the monstrous amount of body armour worn by American 'Football' players. They do actually play rugby in the US believe it or not. http://www.usarugby.org/ Largest gay rugby tournament in the world in San Francisco every year.
  13. Photos or it's BS. Are you sure the Italians ranked 5th(!?) It depends entirely whether the LR girls have been given their 35kg they seem to get just after their 35th birthday. I thought it was Artemis who needed the extra weight
  14. As much as I feel for Artemis's situation ETNZ is shooting for the whole kahuna here and Artemis's ability to get to the start line is none of their concern. If you concerned about the number of participants have a go at the organising committee not the competitors.
  15. Ouch Luna Rossa Worst looking and most Bitchy