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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. Gotta say that ETNZ did look higher up wind and lower downhill but that's only going off virtual spectator. An extra knot of breeze seems to make plenty of difference with these boats, given it equates to an extra 2-3 knots boat speed. My prediction is that all passing lanes will be on the windward legs Does anyone know where to watch race replays?
  2. Spot on. I'd put Ainslie in the category with JS and DB now. His Olympic days are over. ETNZ have nothing to loose. They have arguably the best sailing team that have no previous cup baggage. They are the biggest threat.
  3. Auld Mug - at this stage of the proceedings there is absolutely nothing to be concerned about other than if Kieran Read will be fit for the first test. What we know at this stage is this There will be boats racing There will be winners and losers The will be fast boats and faster boats. There may be collisions Before racing starts speculation like this is nothing more than a waste of time unless you are trolling. ETNZ may be fast or they may be knocked out after the round robins. Does it really matter? It does look like the racing will be intense though, which I guess is one thing the AC had been missing with mono hulls. Could you imagine watching one of the 5 minute starts now when the boats stay dialled up for the first 4 minutes? I say prepare the popcorn and bring on the racing. It's gonna be awesome.
  4. It has been published (sorry I can't remember where) that OR made massive mods to the wing during the course of the last cup. They had increased the ability to twist the wing massively and were able to have increased camber down low (which I think was limited by the rules anyway). There is also the whole thing about 'OR' pumping the wing also which may or may not be true. If they did manage to increase the camber on the wing this would have had a huge effect on the power available.
  5. The only certainty with the AC is that nothing is certain. Once racing starts my prediction is that all predictions will go out the window. The only thing certain at this point in time is that the All Blacks will beat the Lions 3-0.
  6. Come on Mudzy, you'll be all over it. You taken up tiddly winks or something? All i'm interested in is if Jordie Barrett will be picked at fullback with Ben Smith on the wing and how many points Beauden is going to score against the Welsh Lions in the first test. What's this about ETNZ using electro/mechanical instead of hydro on their boat?
  7. there may be some sort of election happening?
  8. When the event starts, the fact is no one in NZ will give a shit and AC news will be back page at best. The British and Irish lions will be touring here the exact time of the AC. They will be playing games weekly throughout June and early July. The whole country will be rugby mad as we were during the RWC. Good luck ETNZ - let me know how you get on.
  9. OR boat looks like a c*%t of a thing to sail. Shame really. Mind you I'd expect it to miraculously improve by about mid series.
  10. But they are also things of beauty. And uninformed, not too sure about that, most of the software geeks I know use Macs. "But they are also things of beauty." Uninformed "And uninformed, not too sure about that, most of the software geeks I know use Macs." Obsessed
  11. Obsessed and uninformed is exactly how apple sells all of it's products. The strategy has worked well for them.
  12. this will all play out nicely for ETNZ. OD boats with Ashby and Burling incharge. I know who'd I'd back with a level playing field. Lower campaign cost = less need for govt funding. Just quietly I think ETNZ wouldn't mind this. I'd still back Ashby and Burling to beat Oracles boat being driven remotely by some computer geek sitting on land....
  13. http://www.c-class.org/ just join the little americas cup and be done with it. They'd probably fuck that class in the process.....