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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. tucker thompson and that horrible musak make the awards ceremony like a pro wrestling event
  2. twas funny, listening to NO and CD on NBC feed, as they discussed the future of the AC after the ETNZ win- as no doubt they are wondering where and for whom they will be working soon...
  4. the big splits are making me nervous- too much potential to lose lots of ground cover, ETNZ, but keep the hammer down
  5. take any OR morale and crumble it like a little piece of paper
  6. I'd be more comfortable with a big lead if the breeze were not so shifty- cover, boys!
  7. horizon job
  8. is there a backpocket COR-in-waiting if ETNZ wins?
  9. ART was marginally faster on that first reach, yes, but every time ETNZ went off the start to windward of ART, ART sailed very high of rhumb, and was then able to bear off first into the lead when ENTZ went off the line to leeward of ART, they never employed the same tactic, and would get rolled by boat speed thank heaven for awesome VMG
  10. a win is a win is a win
  11. and that, mates, is a morale-busting victory
  12. ART screwing the boundary is just stupid
  13. I tried to keep interested... I did. I grew up with the America's Cup, from the late fifties onward... I used to play on the 12s as a kid... and I supported Oracle against Alinghi, in the battle of the behemoths... I loved the San Francisco event... I thought and still think the foiling cats are remarkable... but... but... but... But after bullshit decision (I love Bermuda, but moving the event there burned an America's Cup feature I thought was very important: competing on the home waters of the winning yacht club) after bullshit decision (the America's Cup should NEVER have become a one-design regatta) after bullshit decision has led to changes announced here, that is IT- the America's Cup is a travesty, a mere shadow of its former glory, and now little more than a way to keep ridiculously overpaid professional sailors employed for a few more years.
  14. been thinking about it, and gotta say, IMHO, allowing three in crew per boat is not a good decision one of the great challenges of the event is the management of sleep- or lack thereof seems like having three aboard would make that a MUCH easier task- it just turns into a sprint- to say nothing of the great advantage in boathandling anyone else want to chime in with their two cents on this new decision? I dunno- maybe too many "filters" have been taken away from the event already; as I recall, didn't it use to be that competitors had to be able to unstep and restep their rigs to fit under low bridges, some which had narrow openings? Isn't that really why Randy's SewSew was designed to scissor in the first place- to fit through a narrow bridge opening?
  15. great performance by Spawn, a very clever, purpose-built-and-designed boat by the crafty OH Rodgers (let us here recall how ahead of its time was the Kiwi 35) but three guys on board for the race, though- is that something new? separate class? always thought it was a solo or double-handed event, in all classes...? any other boats with three in crew? ever?