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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. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    It looks like Scallywag is "playing contrarian" every time... Are they going to lose this time what they have gained in the past 2 sched?
  2. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    I believe it is an offshore oilfield with most likely drilling and production platforms. And if it is like in the Gulf of Mexico, not all of the production platforms are lit...
  3. Banque Populaire IX

    From Ronan Lucas, boat captain. "This morning we put the boat back the right side up with a crane. It is now time to assess the damage. We found out that the deck of the main hull, around the mast step is damaged in many places. It is also true for the deck of the floats, and the fairings of the beams. Part of the cockpit "protection roof" is gone too. We already are looking at the different options to organize the repairs, get a mast and a boom on time. The goal is to get the boat back in the water before the end of the summer so Armel can train in the right conditions to be ready on the start line for the Route du Rhum in Sain-Malo." I would say that the tone is cautiously optimistic...
  4. Route du Rhum 2018

    The Transat Jacques Vabre has always started from Le Havre, the big city at the mouth of the Seine river, in the English channel. If it was in Saint-Malo, it was most likely a previous Route du Rhum....
  5. Banque Populaire IX

    In French, a sudden wind gust is called a "survente", which if you consider it as "sur-vente" can be translated word for word by over-sold...
  6. Entitlement

    'xactly; you would eat it all at the restaurant !
  7. Motorcycle Threads

    There is the Moto GP in the US next week end. In the Circuit of the Americas, near Austin TX. I have never been to a moto GP and this is one is 3 hours drive from my home. I am thinking of going... Does someone who knows the circuit have any recommendation on which preferred Grandstand to book? I do not need a 3 days pass; is there a way to buy a ticket for Sunday only? Thanks!
  8. Entitlement

    We, French gourmet, do not ask for a doggy bag... This is so American...
  9. annoying use of the language

    You must know the story of the linguist giving a course on affirmative and negative sentences in different languages; explaining that in some languages, a double negative means a positive sense, where in others, a double negative is just a re-enforcement of the original negative sense of the sentence. He then concludes that contrary to the disparity on the double negative, all languages are the same on the double affirmative; it NEVER translate to a negative meaning. At this point, a student stands up at the back of the room and just shouts: "Yeah... Right!"
  10. Random PicThread

    Charles Manson
  11. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I think at the time of the last update, the front had passed over Dong Feng and therefore had lifted them nicely, but not over Brunel yet, so Brunel was still heading ENE. I guess they will be pointing more or less in the same direction than DF on the next sched, once the front has passed them as well But anyway.... GO THE DONG !!!
  12. Darwin award candidate?

    I thought the Darwin Award was for really stupid people who died, or really stupid people who got themselves out of the gene pool. I guess he got really-really close to the second option....
  13. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Mapfre and Dong Feng tacked. Next maneuver along the ice zone???
  14. New imoca boats

    Isn't it why Sébastien Josse on Gitana had to retire on the last Vendée Globe? If I remember well, he broke a foil and he thought that it was not because he hit something but because he took a wave the "wrong way" and did a nose dive with a foil being overloaded, with a negative angle of attack... The foil did not like being so much loaded, from the top. Is that right? Or am I just smoking something too strong???
  15. Yakkas, Yabbies, and Inkers

    And I thought I had learned to speak English...