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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. Thanks for that stief. Very happy for the guy have been following and talking to him since last VOR
  2. Well done Mom and to you as well Klymen! I was hoping to give you both more of a fit but I know where my mistakes were made, most of which had to do with the ice line. This was a much tougher race than the last edition of the Vendee. Last time I finished 44th and as I recall, that was due to a good trip down the Atlantic, hopping on a train and taking off with a relatively small group leaving the rest of the fleet behind. There was no breaking away this time which was very frustrating after working my way up to a legitimate top 50 position early on. Still happy to finish ahead of plenty of great players even though they may have rolled the dice a few more times.
  3. FWIW Zezo is telling me the same thing 50nm behind you. Gybe now with 6% extra speed enabled or continue on without. However you posted an hour and a half ago so who knows what has changed since then.
  4. Unfortunately I think El G is gone! Not sure how many others are there the only one I know is US sailor Domo "IST" they didn't get quite as parked up as the rest of us did these last few days
  5. There is also El Guayacan IV about 200 mi further east to watch
  6. Same thing happened to me a few days ago probably at exactly the same time Mom. While "paying attention" I still somehow crossed the line and when I thought I had cleared I bore off to my original course but kept bleeding boats. Turns out the line was not where it was supposed to be I guess. Lost about the same distance as you so turned Northward never to deal with the f*ing line again.
  7. Merry Christmas to all and best of luck heading back up the Atlantic!!!
  8. I have been giving it to your mom for almost a week now. She is really good At taking the lead that is
  9. Two trips across the border cost me 20 nm
  10. I'm not really in 17th place the rankings seem to be relative to a point somewhere south of rhumbline but I did make up somewhat for dipping into the ice zone yesterday
  11. Yes, I did it turkey stepped into quick sand. VR dumbed down the game interface once again and the course scheduling tool is not as precise as it was. Should have known better than to push the line but now just happy to have your mom still chasing my ass
  12. This was driving me crazy so I created another boat just to be able to observe myself. Boat speed is rounded off so difficult to say exactly but at least I know I am going as fast as the boats around me.
  13. We will see in the next day or two. Have been watching you guys working north and routing has suggested I do the same but I am surrounded by good company and chose to press on. While the fleet was compressing and you guys have been picking off some miles I have been trying to do the same with the leaders.
  14. After many trips around the world in VR I too have never seen the real fleet smoke the virtual fleet. Usually the other way around due to lack of current and sea state.