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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. next offcial team news 'may be' expected after AC final race ... if any
  2. i been told moussier Frank Cammas is going to rest for a while before going again to the all new floiling nacra 17 in one month time
  3. 150'000 and more virtual teams abount to enter. at the end racing does not play role , as result will be corrected by skilled hackers. only sites visits count, showing wealthy impact/aftermath so called millennial sailing 6 teams now on AC, how to expect more doing VOR ?
  4. since recession ( 8 years already ) push major 'daily' brands struggling on restrictions modern advertising, expect to see some very well known commercial names to return sponsoring more traditional events. so far we have seen : Akzo Nobel - paints/chemicals - in business since 1646 ! Dongfeng - heavy industry - in bussines since 1969 Mapfre - insurance/finance - is business since 1933 need a beer ? or medicine ? or chocolate
  5. forget about vor 17/18 - here is the first team entrance for vor 2020 http://www.teamheiner.com/en/nieuws-en/team-heiner-talents-will-participate-in-the-volvo-ocean-race-in-2020/ seems news for next participants, can be expected when each next renovated boat leave the boatyard
  6. It goes so unusual, that even professionals don't know what actually happen. it is short notice, high aspect and higher criteria. and private and confidential agreements for all involved. we/you are to be only observer for this and probably next races
  7. if still taking about the boat, coach roof imoca style could give huge comfort to the crew and direct their mental and physical power to other level
  8. Port Cardiff is on the route map stake with or without OD. Wonder if there is somene from South Wales reading here to give us a clue ?
  9. Just don't quite follow how "safe", equates with "Life at the Extreme". For me, "Life at the Extreme" equates with "fast", if one is talking about a race. I guess "safe" means safe enough for an experienced crew. It's all about calculated risk. So, "safe" = low calculated risk? not very risky? Looks like we agree with each other. Safe is not always slow. It could also be a better design that is more suitable for higher speeds in demanding environments, which lets you push even harder few years ago i was about to see myself as not bad crew member for vor race. ( getting older ...) to make it clear - i dont mess with vor pros, just ordinary devoting yacht racing person keen to live this life for a year or two. for a such person, priority is safe than extreme. ( as whitbread started?) this is why for me a bit more safe sailiing (not that extreme in the middle of 60'-50') monotype can be my choice is that all about only for pro pain ? c'mon - keep it simple
  10. dear jonas a, part of my question was rhetoric, and it was - what you are going to do with 8 identical boats with tons of (expensive) equipment. the rest was a friendly question to answer to the first part. obviously after this next,last edition for vo65 , keeping the event on 'extreme' means new approach and terms ( if not class) let the boss give us the track ?
  11. please advise possible vo65 life span ? if by case monohull remain vivid for vor, would the organizers and sponsor may benefit of running two different classes for next edition, i.e. vor65 + new ?
  12. something might pop up from here http://germanoceanracingteam.com/ and seems not much here http://www.liveyourdreamteam.org/ otherwise update from Team Hong Kong Ocean Racing in Hong Kong. September 18 at 7:56am ยท Terry Newby joins Team Hong Kong as CEO for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. Terry brings his very valuable experience to the team with having 30 years management experience in professional yachting. Terry has been Project Manager for 3 America's Cup teams and more recently a venue acquisition consultant for the World Match Racing Tour. Terry's mission is to work with our current partners to finalize funding to ensure Team Hong Kong is on the start line!
  13. 2 sets of 'Boatyard' would fix timing - always one port ahead
  14. Whatever - enjoy the last mono vor ...... http://sailracingmagazine.com/home/2016/8/12/thomas-coville-advocates-for-a-multihull-volvo-ocean-race
  15. Dongfeng VO65 AIS signal just pop up Sweden port Goteborg - any clue ?