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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. There sure is a lot of money (carbon sails) out there for a beer can race.
  2. After following this thread and reading all replies (but not understanding some....), In the US; The NBC Sports programs are only 2 hours long, so they do not have full live or replay, but a combination of live and highlights. Is that correct? If I want to watch all of the action, I can buy the AC App and watch it live or replay on my IPad. Is that correct? AND, if I want to shell out $150 or so, I can buy the Apple TV Gen 4 and watch what is on the AC App on my TV. Is that correct?
  3. D2 and MLX are not New England ropes, trying to use the West Marine 40% off sale. I will probably go with 3/8" Endura Braid although upsizing Sta-Set is much less expensive. .
  4. Need new genoa sheets on a 36' boat. Plenty of local racing, nothing grand prix. Prefer something better than Sta-Set or XLS. West Marine has a 40% off sale of NE Ropes, want to take advantage of it. Pros / cons of T900 and Endura braid?
  5. I know this has been explained before somewhere, but I cannot find a comprehensive easy to understand explanation. How do I watch live and replays of full races on my full screen TV, for qualifying, LV and AC finals in the US? AC 35 website says that is available by APP, but only on iPhones and iTablets? Also says Qualifying available on NBC Sports, but that is probably just highlights. Also says Finals are on NBC National, Is that the regular NBC, or some special channel,and will it be full races? I tried to get a response from the AC 35 website but got no response. Thanks for any explanation.
  6. LC Take a look at the Chicago Area III thread. Many people there that you could pm. Each of the Chicago area YCs has a crew site, post your resume. The principal ones are Chicago YC, Columbia YC, Chicago Corinthian YC, Burnham Park YC and Jackson Park YC. There is very good non brick and mortar club called MORF (Midwest Open Racing Fleet). Each of the major offshore one design fleets has a web site--Tarten 10s (T10), J105s, Farr 40s, Ben 40.7, Ben 36.7 and I am sure I am leaving some out. Consider going to the boat show in Mid January--many connections to be made with clubs and vendors, sailmakers etc. When you get offers, and you will, if you have questions feel free to PM me. I am currently without a boat but have been an active racer or boat owner/skipper in the Chicago Area since the mid 1970s. Welcome to Chicago, Robin Links to the Farr 40 and 40.7 websites?
  7. SSL gives us live streaming we can watch on our computers or big screen. It just pisses me off more about the coverage of the AC events.
  8. The 400 plus Stiletto owners used to have a great website and forum on a "Wild Jibe" platform. It had a lot of information, articles, photos of past Nationals, owner photos, refurbish and upgrade tips, and forum responses from Wormwood and others with significant Stiletto experience. Plus a good "for sale" section. That is now all gone and cannot be accessed. I assume confiscated and shut down by the "new" Stiletto.
  9. PHRF racing, both W/L and some random courses.
  10. Pros and cons, racing PHRF, 30 - 40 foot keel boat and disregarding the initial cost for a sprit and a new Spin; -rating hit? -sym can go dead down wind in heavy air? -less crew? -less experienced crew? -reach higher in a straight line leg ? -add furling? -what else? All new race boats are assym. Why are sym boats not switching?‚Äč
  11. Hundreds of Tartan 10's had Farymann's in them. Check with the Tartan owners, probably a lot of info there. And I was able to start one with the crank, not easy, but if you keep cranking......
  12. I tried reading through the above, and the other threads on viewing the AC events. I am not too tech savvy, and want to watch the AC events. I think the $8 per event is OK. But, can I not watch it on my lap top, then send the signal to my TV by widi or HDMI? Is the $8 only to watch on my Iphone??