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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. Rags 90 making her way down the NSW coast tonight - race week ? Hobart ?
  2. Yeah, being as technologically advanced as I am I typed a heading for the pic, meaning to fix it and then just posted. In other sad news I hear that the Mona Vale factory is moving Yep, McConaghy has already moved out of Mona Vale - the place is deserted.
  3. I wish I could be that passionate about anything. What happened to CBTF Doug? Are there any boats left that were built with CBTF sailing? think Esimit Europa and Wild Joe still are Morning Glory ?
  4. I wish I could be that passionate about anything. What happened to CBTF Doug? Are there any boats left that were built with CBTF sailing? think Esimit Europa and Wild Joe still are
  5. does anyone know how much it sold for at auction ?
  6. They'll all be sure to give you a call when they arrive in Hobart and ask for your input next year. Have you ever been on Sydney Harbour? Seen the tiny race track they have have to navigate in between 3,000 frothing spectator boats, creating washing machine conditions across the course? Beating into a 20 knot headwind, with 90 other racing yachts around? Fuck... is right. As in, fuck off. 3,000 spectator boats my arse. OK.. 300... ish... ? Always looks huge from the headlands. Actually, 'dickhead fleet' looked a bit down and too well behaved compared to recent years. No Kristy to perve on? Look I don't know if i counted 3000 or 3001 but there were a shitload of boats on the harbour this year. came across this awesome little time-lapse clip on this blokes Facebook - well done Justin Fennel you captured the madness perfectly https://m.facebook.com/justin.fennel/posts/10154870847197299
  7. Agreed - WOXI start was bullshit, certainly not a percentage winner - MR's "trim/ease/can't fuckin see" calls were bullshit - CQS stalled on the line (& early) was amateur hour......it was a pretty ordinary exhibition. Yeah MR and Ludde are complete amateurs. Even if you combined their tallys they will never win as many Hobarts as you have.Haven't you got a cock you could be sucking? I agree...completely amateurish starts by WOXI and CQS. wasn't 'amateur hour' for very long
  8. it happens around this time every year - the annual migration of the Wild Oats hater
  9. LOYAL kicked ass leaving the harbour last year didn't they ? beat everything including Comanche from memory. You can't count it out, it got away at the start of this years SOLAS too
  10. CQS clocking some good numbers offshore thisarvo according to the AIS. whats with the name tho 'TOKOLOSH' ??
  11. "The mast was removed during the week and a number of improvements made." Added 12 feet to the top i would hope so. but why not add 20ft with them wings ! sounds like the Skandia experiment of 2009
  12. I got some nice footage of this move - I'll load it when i can work out how to reduce the file size. It's like a turbo kicked in
  13. I hope Kito packed some ear plugs!!! That friggn noise!
  14. Doug is that a soft leaf Buffalo ?
  15. Have been enjoying Abbos silence since WO was rolled. Rolled? They retired. Rolled before retiring. Let's face it R88 would've toasted them. Hope they kept that old bow section.