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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. It's official..! The word "CHEAT" has been used 12,998.00 times in this thread.! We need another 2 to reach 13,000.00. If the Kiwis don't win I'm tipping we'll reach 48,000 times once the cup if finished. The latest rumors from some reliable sources say that Oracle didn't cheat but paid off 2 well known members of the ETNZ team to throw some races. This was evident in Race 8 when the Hydro mysteriously stopped working. It was also evident in the various penalties the Kiwis received, Remember Oracle didn't get any?
  2. Yes for Slingsby's bad back. Pedals far easier on the back and few more Watts..!
  3. I've all BUTT had enough of this..! Bring on Friday FFS.! LOL
  4. Be patient and stop jumping the gun. It all starts Friday. Once this is over you'll have all the answers and they won't be what you expected them to be..!
  5. Gotta love how everybody is still arguing over who is faster than who and why. Fascinating yes, but worth arguing over, No.! Be patient as it all starts on Friday, some of your questions will be answered. Got to love Sailing Anarchy.
  6. If the USA couldn't copy Team NZ how would they win? Xerox Oracle is a great name. I don't believe Iain Murray would have ever cheated as Regatta Director I don't think anybody could ever suggest that. I'm sure if the measurers ever passed on sensitive information it would eventually come out. If Oracle come out with pedestals like NZ now I can guarantee you the cup will head to NZ, Karma is a bitch and it's real..!
  7. Ha Ha very funny. Would be great to see NZ take this home. They deserve it given the race is not about nationality anymore, it's about money.
  8. I'm tipping Peter Burling to be a revelation in the AC35. If the starts can decide a race NZ will be very hard to beat. In the AC34 the upwind legs proved to be the deciding factor for Oracle with more speed. I still think the speed differences will be most noticed upwind. Oracle up to something with the shed mods, most likely a hybrid arrangement of Pedals and Grinders? Not long now...........
  9. Where have you been? Dalton says it even. Analytics from everyone says it. We don;t know how fast obviously.
  10. +1 Everybody knows they are installing pedals for Slingsby to help with his bad back and to deliver more power when required. We suspect they will have a hybrid arrangement rather than all pedals?
  11. Artemis very very fast in these videos...! https://vimeo.com/213186022
  12. You would have to have Softbank ahead of BAR at the moment. In fact Artemis vs Softbank and vs ETNZ will be interesting.
  13. Awesome video would love to have that Walker Potts looking over my shoulder. Very good at what he does from all reports notwithstanding his military background. Great to see an insight into the people behind the scenes.
  14. There is no doubting the fact VOR are not sustainable on their own. Introducing other success stories from outside the mix makes sense and is worth a try. Still a lot of work to be done....................