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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. MACSF out. Too much damages to continue
  2. If this is "just" the tip of the foil wich is gone and all the shaft is safe, AT might not be that penalised downwind. On his foil it's the shaft which makes the lift. He should "only" get slow down upwind with no sideforce. Or am I wrong ? Other question for the "insiders" Do you think the teams add some "without foil" polars in the computer to keep his routage accurate ?
  3. No spare foil for sure. Not clear if the foil his gone or just took a bad hit yet
  4. Well, let's hope for him that the major part of the race will be on starbord tack
  5. MACSF juste twitted that Tanguy is going back to Les Sables. First retirement ... ?
  6. I think among the non-contender for victory, we could have a very nice match between Le Cam and Tanguy.
  7. Might start again thrusday to avoid the big low with 45knts of headwinds through the gulf
  8. Last edition, Stamm broke a molar. They have everything needed in the emergency kit to fix it. (Turn subtitle on in the parameters)
  9. A few miles down to furl a headsail ? Are you sure ? I mean they unfurl the j1,furl the j0 and take it down. Okay it's a tiring manoeuver, but I don't see any reason to lose speed while doing it ?
  10. An interesting article about him there. http://www.20minutes.fr/sport/1953223-20161104-vendee-globe-jean-pierre-dick-repart-defier-flots-poisse-derniere-fois For those here who are still whinning about french and yet still didn't care to learn to speak it during the last four years. Roughly he says that he hopes to be done with the bad luck which always sticked to him. He feels confident and very ready despite his age (51). That all his misfortunes enabled him to be able to take down peacfully any breakage. But he hopes it won't hold him back a little bit this year and that he will be agressiv enough I think he his one of those who is the most "at his place" in the south and is able to really hammer pedal to the metal (carbon) for a month.
  11. I might try to do some subtitle videos like last edition. Gonna find some time for it ...
  12. Virbac broke some structural stuff
  13. So you're shocked that the Ed is making fun of a woman, but not by the fact that people are still sailing Snipes in 2015 ? What freaking kind of sailor are you ?
  14. what's the overhall weight of the boat ? and the weight of the keel ? (if no secret ?) Is there any use for those trapeze wire ? or the lift given by the dss foil always enough to keep the boat flat ?