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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. You did as much to kill the event as all the other variables. Stop with the fake sincerity and get on with your victory dance.
  2. But what about your kid's college fund? You said you needed funds for the future when selling the M32.
  3. Ed can't get a new boat because he decided, with his kid in the last year of high school, that he had to sell the Melges 32 to help pay for college. Or was it really just realizing that SD Bay hated him and he couldn't handle it. Or was it just to buy another car...
  4. SA became SA by trashing things. It chums on the home page and let's the sharks in the forum do the damage. Growing the sport thru SA isn't going to happen.
  5. Anyone that races PHRF and has a modern boat, particularly a sportboat, or is an advanced sailor, needs to be questioning what they are doing. The rule is not designed for the top end. It is designed for the bottom end.
  6. Brian is a complete tool that is desperate to remain relevant. He and Tempesta are perfect for each other.
  7. Scuttlebutt listed the rules that were violated.
  8. The Q ad is not a Q ad but an AdChoice ad with the product type generated by your browsing history. SA has a a lot of them, which translates to how they can't sell ads. AdChoice is a free service that pays based on clicks. Remove the AdChoice ads and the promo gets thin.
  9. Remember when notable marine industry companies used to buy ads from SA? Me neither. Quantum must have tapped out after Scooter's political rants. Now there is just a collection of AdChoice ads and desperate companies still romanced by visions of profitable traffic. Ha!
  10. If you were land locked I'd throw away the key.
  11. Always a hoot when SA picks up on a conversation that has been reported on since last summer in Rio. Finally sobered up? This idea was launched when the IOC was asking for a full re-think on the sailing events. Now it seems unlikely given the pendulum has swung back to keep the Rio events. What was cool about the idea was how it would/could/might provide for people sailing in the other events the chance to win a second medal. Okay, go back to the suds. There are, btw, other sources of sailing news if you want to, uh, stay current.
  12. Scuttlebutt reported the bill had been amended to apply only to powerboats: http://email.sailingscuttlebutt.com/t/ViewEmailArchive/j/613DAC6F523E54B1/C67FD2F38AC4859C/
  13. You do get what you pay for...
  14. What have we learned? • That Tempesta selling his boat preciously close to his SWYC ban is curious. • That Tempesta thought about college funding during his kid's senior year of high school. • That SA is the only place that Woody has ANY relevance. He certainly has none in San Diego sailing and none with his camera. • That if Woody's repeated comments about the Melges 40 have any validity, that MPS will be the latest in a fairly long lone of casualties that wanted to leverage Tempesta's infatuation with himself. But more than anything, getting Tempesta off the CRA race course should be one of his greatest contribution to the sport.