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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. and again Oracle chasing after the Kiwis for the edge just like foiling in SF
  2. Looking at all this and getting excited for some real Cup sailing, a couple quick thoughts for the gang here... 1. Looking at OTUSA I wonder... does LE really still want the Cup? is it a burden by now for him? has keeping this AC team employed become an anchor at all? 2. Are there any secrets about the boats that the teams are about to keep under wraps any more? Everything is so exposed on these things. Give us your thoughts. Wish I could go for this. I was in Valencia twice, and here in SF last time. Feeling a bit left out but I can only hope the broadcast is high quality and readily available. Here in the SF bay area Comcast Sportsnet has recently become NBC sports so I'm thinking it will be easy . fingers crossed . Go.. anyone but Oracle!
  3. Please explain the "tight five"
  4. will this be the thread where we lay our eyes on the first AC 2017 boat?
  5. They almost had Mutual Consent... semi mutual consent? para mutual consent? majority consent? This is exactly why we all should be rooting for ETNZ to kick Oracle's asssssssss
  6. No Americans on Team America, boat not built in America, and race not sailed in America... but the defender is American.
  7. Yup, actually figured it out right after I posted... dumb question but no one has discussed what a weird coincidence/ happenstance that is?
  8. Have I missed why there is a "Coutts" brand on the BAR boats hulls???
  9. amazing to think how different the (AC) world would be if RC hadn't become a mercenary and left TNZ. In many ways that single act has created everything now debated here and changed the course of sailing .
  10. www.rolexbigboatseries.com just wanted everyone throughout the world to know that sailing is alive and well still here in the SF bay area. (sorry for some stupid reason I cannot paste a hyperlink)
  11. I have less issues with the wind problems, for gosh sakes its sailing wind is always in question. What I can't get past is that there's no Americans on the American team! Watching that video and hearing foreign accents in American team shirts just ridiculous. and now barely any CIC requirements. Love the boats hate the protocols!
  12. Nothing like a gorgeous princess to keep me coming back to the LRBAR thread. Awesome. I wanna be Ben.
  13. Still SOME CIC components right? anyone know where Oracle is building this time? maybe Anacortes again?
  14. anyone know why the "Coutts" on the BAR boat???
  15. If we all put Big Lee Bow Ski on ignore I think the world will be a better place. No more wasting time sifting through his chip- on- the- shoulder idiocy. Some people just do not know how to behave properly.