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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. wing is going up. hope we can see some close ups if and when they go out sailing
  2. thought they were the event sponsor for the challenger series. every other AC final i can think of always had the silhouette of the cup.
  3. just wondering why they still have the LV on the wings and not AC with the cup?
  4. why do you have to be that way? really... why? can't you just leave enough alone? why must you alway need to put your 2 cents in on a subject that's been bash so many times? i read posts and i think to myself... oh here's another post BS will jump in and put his 2 cents in and sure as shit here you are. please stop.
  5. looks like larry's boat is gone too. did he pack up his money and leave?
  6. i wonder if the ACEA will post a twitter feed if Oracle does modify their foil like they did with ETNZ foil rebuild
  7. wish there was more footage of these races. can't seem to find much which is a shame
  8. been searching all around for this as i'd like to watch this as well but cannot find anything
  9. http://abcast.me/btsport1.html
  10. looking at the webcam, looks like i see 2 boats out there, moving at a good clip. looks like one of them is ETNZ but not sure of the other. also not sure if they're foiling but looks like they're moving pretty well
  11. watching ART and ETNZ, i cannot help but feel that if ETNZ does make it through, they'll down to OTUS. PB is pretty much getting schooled in match racing. I suspect OTUSA has an equivalent boat speed to ETNZ and it'd come down to handling and tactics. Handling, would be about the same i suspect. boat speed about the same. tactics, ENTZ loses. the cannot wait for errors like they did with LRBAR and try to use boat speed like they're doing with ART. PB has to come out fighting and i just cannot see it. Unless he's sandbagging which i doubt
  12. isn't that the point of the AC. without the diplomatic squabbling, jealously guarded secrets, deceit, mind games and out-and-out feuds between sailors, it'd just be another regatta
  13. great move by NO. wondering if PB has those kinda skill sets/ nerves to pull that kinda crap off. I have a feeling it's a no and PB would have just sailed on
  14. looks like it'd be close to the upper limit. http://www.weather.bm/tools/graphics.asp?name=PEARL ISLAND GRAPH
  15. i like taut lines as well. think the jerking from loose lines is bad. Also those rubber snubbers works great