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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. Sail World article on Vestas rebuild http://www.sail-world.com/Volvo_Ocean_Race__Team_Vestas_Wind_s_rebuild_progresses_at_Persico/132767 (I guess not much of an article, mostly some pics really)
  2. When TNZ wins what bar will Benny and Spitty go visit to drown their sorrows?
  3. With all of the lawyers that end up involved one can hardly blame Larry for tiring of it. What it needs is a billionaire lawyer to get involved putting together a team. Would be as happy as a pig in shit.
  4. LR have been sailing a "competitive" foiling AC72 for 6 months and still have a lot to learn. If AR can close the gap in one week it makes the LR crew the equivalent of the AR design team, ie great in their own field but the wrong people for this AC. I don't see it happening. Of course it can't happen. During any tragedy, you always have a section of the community that respond with overwhelmingly positive outlook on anything. Post 911, there were stories of people having "ridden the rubble" safely from the top of the towers all the way down to ground level and then walked away unscathed. The person who made this story up might have fallen into this category or might have just been a sick bastard. But the truth is a section of the community chose to believe this story because it was more palatable than the truth. If AR can make it safely around the race track and feel good about doing so, then good on them. But any talk of them pulling one of the the bag is just fanciful. Their campaign was effectively over as soon as they went up against OR and found themselves several knots slower, needing to completely re-design their package. You sanctimonious git! What flavour humble pie would you like? This team has just demonstrated an incredible feat, after picking themselves up from a dreadful tragedy. The fact that they got this boat sailing at all is a momentous effort. One to be congratulated, not denigrated. The fact that AR2 foils first day out is bordering on bloody miraculous, and you keep up your bleating about how they have no right to even be there. Your brand of posting is moronic and nasty, and I really wish you would use your own "ignore" button on yourself! After a very successful first DAY, I think AR2 may make quite a few people eat a bit of humble pie. I sure hope so. Foiling in a boat specifically designed, engineered, and built to foil borders on "bloody miraculous"???