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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. was thinking the exact same thing!
  2. nice wildboats. JC, your delusions are as strong as ever I see. I thought you were seeking help? FWIW they did keep the old bow and stern. There are hanging from the walls of the HIYC.
  3. Have been enjoying Abbos silence since WO was rolled. Rolled? They retired.
  4. You may have changed your name thread police but you are still a wanker!
  5. Beginning to wonder if commentating the AC wasn't the only reason KR wasn't onboard....
  6. My my, someone needs to get laid. Either that or a short sharp uppercut. Those numbers came straight from the yellow brick tracker, so if they are wrong, the tracker is wrong, not me. Why don't you enlighten us with your genius if you dispute them. Or are you just a WANKER?
  7. Oh JS, please stop, my sides are splitting. You appear to know even less about comedy than yachting. Sad state of affairs there son.
  8. Finished. Well done team Comanche. Well done Casey Smith, QUEENSLANDER!!! About 5 days, 14 hours and 26 minutes. 15 minutes shy of 24 hours off the record.
  9. If they can tack through those angles and maintain those speeds then they have jumped ship onto a foiling wing-sailed multihull.
  10. Support and ultimate routing decisions are chalk and cheese....Commanders don't do high res race boat specific routing....you and Scanas should start a family and move to Tennessee. More bullshit. I garentee that’s exactly what Commanders are giving Comanche. Anything less would be of zero use to Stan and a total waste of time. Get ya hand off it JS and lay off the wanker pills.
  11. Horseshit. Of course Ken is running routes. How the hell else can you compare different weather models accurately? Of course Stan would still make the final call but he will be getting plenty of input from Commanders. Think about it. One bloke is bouncing around in a smelly cold cramped environment eating shit food and drinking shit coffee getting bugger all sleep, hunched over a couple of laptops. The other bloke is sitting in an air conditioned office look at several 25 inch + screens, powered by a kick arse pc with a lightening fast internet connection eating good food, drinking good coffee and getting quality rest between shifts. You really think Stan is so arrogant and stupid that he would ignore the advice of someone as experienced as Ken with that kind of a set up behind him?
  12. Actually Ken Read confirmed in an interview yesterday that Stan was getting support from Ken at Commanders. Outside assistance with weather is legal in record attempts. Have to agree that Stan has no equal (IMHO Mark Rudiger was the only guy who could match him, may he RIP) so the benefits of the support are debatable. That said, fatigue can do funny things to the mind.
  13. Only a 1100 to go. She's starting to look pretty solid. Fingers crossed. I wanna see Casey's name go in the book!