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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. considering Cammas is as good manager as Coutts we can comfortably imagine there will be no Team France on the start of the AC35.
  2. What effective moves has the Cup made in marketing since Coutts took over? Well lets see, he sold his ideas and the people he wanted to execute them to Larry and Larry paid that bill, and he's seen nothing but red ink since to the tune of probably a couple of hundred million bucks. Was it great TV? Sure. Was it profitable TV for the guy writing the check? Nope. I don't personally care that AC 35 is going to happen in Bermuda. It was just a lame move trumped up by Coutts under the guise of better TV times for Europe. So what happens? He gets cute with legalese and tosses out the boat everyone has been designing towards and...oops I did it again. Pissed off the only guy in Europe with cash now who actually had a TV market that is interested in the AC. Ainslie is still under-funded, and even if he does make it, why would a smart marketer toss away a huge TV market like Italy? A smart marketer wouldn't. So...Bermuda wasn't really about marketing then, was it. No, it was about a cash grab from Bermuda, and a tax deal for guys like Coutts, who has the ability to pay himself whatever expenses he wants, but the likes of Joe Spooner, who signed a deal at the time before Bermuda was even a blip on anyone's radar gets shafted for the increased housing, and other, costs. I don't even care that Coutts is doing what he's doing with and for the money. Just stop fucking lying about it. I don't hate Coutts. I pity him for he is clearly weak. He thinks he's all that with his continually defensive posts on his FB page. It is sad to see a guy with so much talent fall so far. He has made himself wealthy by selling to a tiny market of billionaires. Good for him. But he also has no problem tossing his mates under the bus, and for that, he will eventually pay a big price. And by the way, yeah I did sail in San Diego a lot, but I lived in Newport Beach some of the time, spent summers on the Canadian shore of Lake Erie sailing in a really competitive one-design dinghy fleet, and sailed all over the place. Am I supposed to apologize because by accident of birth I had the opportunity to have some pretty incredible experiences in a wide variety of places, and sail with a lot of really great people, both as sailors and human beings? Have I paid the sport back for the benefit I was given? I'm pretty comfortable with my past, and ongoing contributions to the game. When was the last time you asked to borrow a Swan and organize a crew for the likes of Walter Cronkite so he could do the Ensenada Race? When was the last time you contributed anything to the sport other than hiding behind a screen name here and now defending the undefendable? You used to be better than this. But keep on keeping on with your idea of what you think marketing success is. I think everyone else here can see through Russell's charade. It is a shame the sport suffers as a result. cannot agree more
  3. it only takes coutts to give fisher some dollars to write a book on AC35 and bob will be happy. Bob is in the 19th century, but it is true coutts is nowhere. the french will not make it. maybe japanese. great trade against lr. poor russell, you are so lost in what you are doing it becomes pathetic.
  4. Frank Cammas is exactly like Coutts. Incredible sailor, ultra mediocre manager.
  5. Hoping on TF at the expense of LR is the most stupid move one can do. Only incapable managers such as Coutts can do so. TF is and will be nowhere. Hope they did not vote. If they did, what a joke.
  6. As much as I think he a wanker now, he's pretty much involved in design. He has the ability to get the designer to deliver what the sailors want/need. This doesn't change the fact he's a miserable manager and should resign and go away burning the dollars mattress Ellison made for him.
  7. Coutts used to be the best sailor in the world, but what we are looking at is the present AC. His arrogance and need to be recognised by the business world and refer to as CEO has delivered the results. Well... if we can call the mega failure AC34 is a result. He proved to be the worst manager you can imagine. He failed miserably where he wanted to excel. So the fact that he was a good sailor does not forgive his miserable acts.