• Announcements

    • UnderDawg

      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.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About peejay

  • Rank

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ
  1. He flatspotted the tires and therefore had to pit earlier than planned.
  2. They pretty much all do. Only 5 cars did a one stop race.
  3. 2 out of 5 correct in your prediction - as well as your spelling :-)
  4. I can't see Venezuela continuing to pay for Maldonado after the economic emergency. Exit Maldonado - Enter Magnussen
  5. The power is already at max.
  6. Life Buoy 15 :-)
  7. Kind of. The Brawn was not a Honda, but a Mercedes. And the WDC/WCC was not a result of sustained development work, but a result of Brawn's double diffuser. The advantage lasted 7 races, after which Button was very average, but those 7 races was enough for Button to win overall. Basically a lucky punch. Buttons "development skills" had nothing to do with it.
  8. He is certainly experienced, but his resume doesn't read "development skills" at all. He was 6 years with BAR/Honda and 5 years with McLaren until now. In both cases the teams has gone significantly backwards during his tenures. And by the way, neither does Alonso's resume. 5 years at Ferrari - going backwards.
  9. What a disappointing end to the season. Hamilton deserves the WDC obviously, but Abu Dhabi could have been a lot more exciting with Rosberg leading and Hamilton in trouble. As a Magnussen fan I had hoped for more there, too, but being pushed off track by Hulkenberg and lated rammed by Sutil on the first lap was too much of a deficit. Awful to see either Button or Magnussen go in favour of Alonso next year. Both of them are much better than many other on the grid.
  10. Winning is going to very difficult for Alonso. Best chances are Mercedes or Williams. Maybe Massa is ready for retirement? Everybody keeps talking about MacLaren/Honda, but McLaren have Mercedes power and are not competitive. How much difference is Honda going to make? Does anybody really think that Honda will outperform the Mercedes power unit AND that McLaren at the same time are able to improve the chassis significantly?
  11. Haas doesn't have to. Like Maldonado and some of the other guys at the rear of the field, Alonso comes with money. Santander basically bought him the seat at Ferrari. Movistar is rumored to be ready with money, too.
  12. Fernando Alonso says his future plans will seem “obvious” in retrospect when they are finally revealed. Ferrari, Mercedes & Red Bull don't want him. McLaren don't need him. Obviously he is going to retire Unless Santander or Movistar buy him a seat.
  13. That was pretty boring. Good recovery from Rosberg to 2nd after a missing the braking point in turn two and having to switch his flat-spotted tyres already after first lap. Had Massa known that the prime tyres could last the entire race another strategy had put him in the points. Good performance from McLaren in 4th and 5th. Especially Magnussen was impressive taking 5th from 11th on the grid after his 5-place gearbox penalty after qualifying. No reason for McLaren to change their driver line-up for 2015. Very disappointing performance from home-boy Kvyat ending 14th after his qualification. Bring on Austin.
  14. Button, Magnussen, Maldonado, Ericsson and Kobayashi had all changed to full wets when Bianchi crashed. Raikkonen and Grosjean changed to full wets during the safety car period before the race was red flagged. Vettel, Hulkenberd and Perez changed to new inters. Bianchi was on 20 laps old inters when he crashed.
  15. They were showing double yellow flags (be prepared to stop if necessary) since marshals were in the racing surface (inside the barrier). The green was displayed as that was the end of the caution area. Flags were displayed properly IAW FIA guidelines. Given the decreasing light and increasing rain, you can argue that the marshals should have put out a safety car once Sutil lost it but the basic rule is "let them race". A double yellow signifying a severe hazard coming out of the S curves (Turn 7) and a green on exit from Dunlap headed for Degner (past the hazard) is observing the hazard but otherwise continuing the race. Unless you are going to stop the race, a safety car at lap 43 of a 53 lap race freezes the field and means the race is probably over. Remember, despite Massa screaming to stop the race, only Button came in for full rain tires and others who came in put on new inters. If it was that bad, the field would have been crowding the pits for extreme tires. Question probably not ever going to be answered is why Bianchi was going so fast entering that corner under a double yellow? Based on Sutil's comments, there was a very wet section coming into 7 where he and Bianchi lost it. 19 other drivers didn't lose it there under green or double yellow. This more complete video might show the reason if Bianchi was going too fast. If you look in the upper right corner, you will se double yellow flags being waved initially. As soon as the tractor has backed off a few feet, the marshalls are already waving the green flag instead of the double yellow. While this might be technically correct, because the tractor is now out of the next flagzone, it was obviously too close for comfort. But how was poor Bianchi to know?