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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. Pogen, I also dream of a Cup in France. In fact, I would love LR to win so the next AC is in Europe, and then the French beat the Italian to get the cup... It would be a sweet revenge. (Think Soccer) Blue sky D
  2. Gaucho, I'm sure AR can go to the IJ if they feel it creates a third permutation if only 35 out 37 new rules are implemented. For the same reason ETNZ went to the IJ. Even if all teams signed the first 35 rule changes. If the IJ sides with ETNZ, all rules changing the class should be canceled and then the teams should negotiate again any safety rules that would affect the class rules. PC is just hiding the fact he can do what ETNZ did (calling on IJ) so that he looks like the innocent picked upon team... Blue sky D
  3. AR can use big elevator!!!! With the original rules.... They just have to have big cord so they don't exceed max beam? But at that point, they become draggy, and no racer wants draggy foils... That is why they (whoever want that rule, but not ETNZ and LR) want to extend outside the max beam
  4. To be fair, there is still no definitive proof that it is slower than OR and no proof at all that is is slower than ETNZ. However, it is pretty widely accepted by most (including me) that this is the case. From the aforementioned interview with GD, that is EXACTLY what he expects AR to do. In effect he is saying that they will become a 1 boat, 2 wing programme. I agree we have no proof who is faster or slower between the 4 boats, and like you I'm guessing AR is slower. My guess is: faster: NZ2 and OR1.b mid: NZ1 and ITA slow OR1 slower AR1 Just a guess from videos and comments on the forums.... Blue sky D.
  5. With Boat 1 being so slow compared to NZ and OR, why measure it? Just measure B2 and race on it, and pray that you dont break it and have to use a second boat... Blue sky D.
  6. Question: Will they do the same start entry than the AC33, with both boats entering the box from opposite side? We've seen them dialing up the Dog and Alinghi, so I dont see why not in this AC34. If the start is the standard upwind beat, they will have to dial up to pick the best side. Blue sky D.
  7. I dont see the center pod on Artemis to be a bad idea. During the start sequence, they will have to jibe and tack often and having a centralized pod might allow faster communications and focus on grinding rather than running from side to side. Also during the race, the short course will force tacks and jibes within 2 minutes, so again less running. I understand there is less righting moment, but if they are on a long tack they can always go on the upper hull for railmeat. Blue sky, D.