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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. Anyone know what's happened to Maverick?
  2. So The magnificent 8 made a difference to Maserati ?? Disclaimer Not involved in any way
  3. Thank God or someone that Balance won! For a boat to win this race that was built for regatta racing [yes it has been beefed up] as opposed to others she beat that are built for ocean racing is well deserved. QA winning would have put yacht racing back 30 years plus!. Please also note QA's hull is lighter than a standard boat, the cabin/deck is not a S&S mould, it is lighter and shorter. The rig is also non standard
  4. Rambler been steering in the 280;s Maria Island E 10-12 Capie onto something?
  5. Koomooloo - Davey Jones locker
  6. The guy was a cunt his whole lifeInstead of going to financial forums just ask Sid If you just want to stick to sailing After his last Hobart why was drumbeat taken to the bay of islands to meet up with the schooner xxx? The people who won the ac as well as Ben/Bob and the crew are in any order Warren, Hugh & Tom Snack plus the English & Itlaian teams throwing all their resources behind A11/. after they were eliminated The sailors won it not fucking Bondy
  7. There will be a lot more people happy he's dead than not Ben/Bob is with the good guys, Bondy won't get a chance to see him
  8. dickhead? illiterate fuck? and in the post you removed you suggest punching someone's lights out, those responses reflect that some people in this bay are very sensitive about the "incident" and when in doubt they attack other people's opinions that they don't agree with. My comments are nothing to do with Blackjack or any other competitor. I sleep well at night, I play by the rules. You posted that you are going to STFU so please do
  9. So Abbo why did you bring it up? lots of people who FINISHED the race found out about it after Alive was declared the winner on IRC, yes they won the race and accepted the trophy! From your comments I gather that you think it is ok to break a rule if no one protests? A few of you including a couple of brothers, one of which was escorted out of a Hobart pub seem very sensitive about the issue, there are a number of people who know about it wont ever consider sailing on that boat and to the best of my knowledge neither the REAL owner or the second IRC boat owner to this day don't know about it.
  10. Agree x 100 ..."Alive" probably the standout effort in the entire fleet for punching above its weight......results would have been interesting for them if there had been no park up and compression. Anyone hear a call for water ?
  11. can anyone confirm that the boat builders are back on board?
  12. Didn't the qualifier have to be completed by the 12th? Hmmm
  13. Why did Comanche doing 12knots then do a right angle left turn, slow to 5.4k then now heading towards the harbour at only 9k?
  14. Rope to wire halyards?
  15. Maybe it's worth looking at a certain Raja Muda photo?