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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. Rule 20 is called 'ROOM TO TACK AT AN OBSTRUCTION' Is there an obstruction? NO. Rule 20 does not apply. Period. See also: http://game.finckh.net/situat/tit_gbr/s18_e.htm
  2. RKoch, don't feed the troll.
  3. Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XGVKE3yrXs
  4. You guys should watch these two documentaries made by German TV channel ARD (state owned, similar to BBC in UK): The first one is mostly in German, except the interviews with whistle-blowers, the follow-up is in English.
  5. How they can't be in the class where pumping is permitted? Same goes for Finn and RS:X
  6. Wess, to be honest, your and TM's tracks are not in any way better, btw. We have year 2016 now. If you absolutely must post some videos, post at least some fresh stuff.
  7. Just put him on ignore and do not reply to his posts. Simple as that.
  8. Can anyone explain to me why they (18er League) mention handicap here and there and how it works? I couldn't decipher anything from the info on their site. Thanks.
  9. .......'zactly. Don't go into the corners unless you really know what you're doing. ..it really helps to do an online rules quiz. Here is one: (at three diferent levels) http://game.finckh.net/indexe.htm I'd recommend to start here: http://game.finckh.net/situat/tit_gbr/0_titel_e.htm Situations at boat end are covered here http://game.finckh.net/situat/tit_gbr/start10_e.htm
  10. Some of 18er guys go kind of easy on touching marks
  11. http://www.google.com/patents/US8739721 Filing date: Dec 9, 2010 (!) No conspiracy here.
  12. Here's some historic material on iceboating (including 8m2 and 12m2 wings) in former Soviet Union. Parts of the text are in English and German. http://izumrud-tour.spb.ru/img/byer14mb.pdf
  13. I am suprised how well 420 class is doing. 379 boats vs. only 80 29ers. Someone tried to convince me a few months ago that 420's are so last century.. P.S. For US readers - that's International 420 http://www.420sailing.org, not your Club 420 http://www.club420.org
  14. On that Archambault A35?
  15. BS! I'd rather watch Star sailors league sailing in the drifter for hours or Sailor Girl with iPhone reporting on Comanche going up the Derwent than those monthly 30 min(!?) 'stylish' clips by World Sailing. All they will provide will be old news by the time they go on air! Shirley Robertson / Mainsail on CNN is bad enough. If you know the game, it will be exciting to you, no matter what's the pace of the race. Crashing and imploding is for the proletarians on the couch with the beercan in their hand. But, they will switch to different channel as soon as the first ad will come up. As to the personalities - if you're an insider of the sport, there are plenty of them around, just don't expect that they'll produce any tabloid stuff for the common folk.