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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 mean this?
  2. I've got a nice Canon 720p camcorder I'd send him but it uses micro tapes and unfortunately, takes forever to upload video (as in real time to upload). Anyone have a spare camcorder with nice zoom that uses SD cards that they'd like to donate to Jason? Can we fund something like this when back in stock? https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/vixia-hf-g30-refurbished
  3. I think this is what you really wrote. Pictures are from Facebook this am. Well done team Artemis
  4. Thank you very much Weta27 for following through and contacting Jack Griffin regarding donations to Jason Smith. You gotta figure that someone who spends the equivalent time taking videos as a full time job might need some cash. He sure is a humble person and is much appreciated. I hope we don't take him for granted.
  5. Did someone post that he was employed by OR awhile ago? Did someone post that he was being employed by OR awhile ago?Lol, you have to be dreaming. Post#? He seems to just enjoy doing what he does, it way predates the AC in Bermuda. I do know that the Royal Gazette guy Talbott Wilson has in the past worked for ETNZ but it was a while back. There was a comment here by someone making a negative comment and "somehow" linking him to OR and I hope like hell that he never sees it. I have not seen that he asks for anything, but I have filmed fellow kiters and have some idea the amount of time that he is spending making videos for us. I've never put a fund together for someone, but I feel he deserves something as he is the only one putting together racing and practice videos for the community. Anyone know how to setup a fund for him?
  6. MIHBDA is a hero to a lot of us and I see that he has a new 1080p video camera. We should really set up a PayPal fund to thank him. Anyone else want to throw him $5-$10 for all of his work? Cj
  7. Petty sure that you could get 100,000 tourist in the Navy Pier area (lake front) on a hot summer Saturday just sightseeing. Also, general admission tickets (and VP) were for the tip of Navy Pier.
  8. Christ, can't you see that we are not expecting them to win, we are thrilled for the human spirit on that team? Guys that could not hardly have been more low having lost their mate on top of all the other team setbacks are now acting like 10-year olds with excitement. What they are doing may be bigger "wins" with regard to emotions and pride than winning the AC will be for OR or ETNZ. Totally agree Goucho, and couldn't have said it better myself. From the video, it's intesting to see AR flybe at 32.6 knots, then see the knot meter display digitally disappear. Sure hope the first race is a close one.
  9. ripped foil condom!? ("safety first") ….or, someone forgot to remove the shrink wrap from the foil;
  10. =============== I see something-I'm not sure they're fences-its hard to tell. Now that, I'm looking at the rudders weren't the rudder hydrofoils about where the lines/fences are? Doug, The rudder hydrofoils are located further down the rudders;
  11. Don't tell Doug as she just might fly ; > )