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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. should be instructive for any wannabe circus hosts
  2. and the SFgov claimed the orgganisation refused to pay rent or union rates. not the best look for the ac?
  3. We have had better offers (than SF)says Burin. So as the chief pompom girl for SD could you please answer the following What has SD offered in financial incentives? Cone of Silence being used on such matters Where are they proposing to hold the races? Same area as the AC-45's did What access to the course area is being guaranteed for training GOD Worked it out and the Bay is OPEN everyday All Year What facilities and acess for the public Everything the AC-45's had and Much more area than SF could have dreamed of Etc etc It's not about choosing a destination for a summer holiday after all! Did you watch Larry's Video - It addresses many of your concerns They Romped around DAGO in DogZilla for 16 Months And LOVED Being Here = Who Wouldn't !!!!! a man in love with himself? or SD? really?
  4. Huh? Sailing the Cup inside the breakwater at Chicago? Anyway. It dawned on me that SF must have really pissed off the ACEA for them to be eliminated publicly before announcing the venue. AC didn't even want to use them as leverage in negotiating with the other sites! i'd wait to hear what SFgov have to say before reaching a conclusion on that
  5. if the deed is so wide open to mc why do they stick to the basic rules of the deed?
  6. can't wait to hear what SFgov have to say, can you?
  7. You Will Enjoy coming to DAGO !!!! sunshine, flip flops, and good Mexican food is nice. But wind is better. before or after the mexocaine food?
  8. ^yea dude follow the money
  9. Wow, well I may be eating my words. hard to beleive, but SF is well known for being hard to do business with. really thought they'd work around it. by email? after everyone else got a "You're advancing to the next round"? but you'll be considered for 36th... ? no_reply@americascup.com?
  10. just need to place the product elsewhere keep rubbing the lamp maybe try a lake some place?
  11. any news from inside ggyc?
  12. Looks like a Dart on this side ^^^
  13. Hey stop that! In this new PC (Politically Correct or Paul Cayard - YouTube err I mean You Choose) America's Cup apparently everyone deserves a go, no matter how fucking hopeless they have been all along. For this AC and every subsequent one, OR will retain the cup but all the challengers will receive a certificate of participation and a $10 Million voucher to "Toys R Us". there is no second but there shall be a fourth?
  14. and this is why they must comply with the same rules as everyone else if they want to score any points to race to modified class rules against fully compliant boats would be just like adm wanting a handicap advantage over or?
  15. I think, LR will not agree to the dispensation. i thought pc said ar were out if the ij went against them? what's the difference?