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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. amen brother. Nice to have some closure on a painful ordeal. didn't need the instructions to "deposit in 90 days", try 90 minutes. A nice vacation for the missus and me to drown the sorrows!
  2. Yeah, had my eleven cents on the dollar check gotten here just a little bit sooner, I may have taken the missus on a short vacation to party on the new Gunboat's dime.
  3. seeing Sunshine on the line would be beyond cool.
  4. Elvis vs Extreme? How'd it go out there today Out of curiosity why isn't Fujin racing As well there, are several other boats down there that would be nice to see on the line. Tiger Lilly?Zenyatta?R six?. There is also an Alibi 54 that hangs out in the BVI (can't remember her name). I think many maybe pushed off by the super turboed models, but it would be nice to see all the performance oriented cats on the line.
  5. Big bummer bout Elvis Was really looking forward to the matchup between them and Extreme. Hopefully they will make the rest of the regatta?
  6. Ok, I'll do it again,....... Elvis, Extreme H2O, Nala,...? All we r missing is Phaedo( GB66,- not MOD 70). Really intriguing mix of the turboed performance pleasure cats. How do they compare?
  7. great video of the start from the chopper. Nala looks real fast on a close reach!. Great looking conditions. Anybody know what happened to Arethusa?
  8. Really? No one posting bout the results? C'mon man, us state side junkies want some banter. Sounds like Nala, souped up HH 66 is fast...? Looks like Flow is also fast. Any of you lucky people who get to be there and analyze let us know what is up. (please)
  9. soma Are you racing Soma (formula 40)?
  10. saw some pics of the Crosswaite finished boat at launch. Looks like she has daggerboards. A pretty big departure from the design for centerboards. Would take some serious tinkering with the structure of the hulls from the mold?
  11. bigger rig?
  12. and then there are these
  13. I do wish "Girl Friend" was there, though it seems that they are pretty glued to the West coast I miss the Gunboat Vids, they were sailing porn
  14. Dude, I love ur Heineken stories!! Seriously, great job! It seems u milk every last drop out of that boat. Wish I was there.!
  15. Man, what a difference a year makes... is it because Gunboat has gone in the shitter and doesn't have the publicity machine going? Last year at this point the forums and world wide interwebs were rife with all sorts of cool vids about the Heineken. The G4. Tocatta being the first new generation of Gunboats sailing against older models. Phaedo............ This year there,.....crickets. Yeah, I can log onto the Heineken website or facebook page, but there is no banter. Lots to look at this year. Very interesting to see (gleamed from the regatta results). Most interesting, to me, was that Fujin (Bieker 53) had a faster around the island time than not only the turboed GB 62 Elvis, but faster than Soma as well. Not sure I saw that coming? As well, "Flow" was last around in the GB class. It would seem that the Nigel Irens designs aren't quite what a lot of us thought they might be? Sure, Tribe and Elvis have a assload of post production performance upgrades, but Zenyatta (orignal M&M 62) beat her around as well? What's the story? Just missing the banter..............