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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Live Racing Thread

    Artemis game plan for today:
  2. Race Replays

    Just about everyone is talking about race replays on various platforms, uploaded by various people. (Except for some idiot who posted a picture of Outteridge sailing in a snorkel.)
  3. Race Replays

    Artemis/Outteridge secret weapon!
  4. what is it?

    ...yet another worthless sportboat. I don't understand why people attach fixed ballast to dry-sailed boats that are raced around the cans. If you want to sail a dinghy, sail a dinghy. And if people start fitting sportboats with canting keels and hydraulic systems and engines to drive them, I will just shake my head in dismay...
  5. Ben Lexcens designs

    The website is called Sailing Anarchy. There is no thread Police.
  6. Ben Lexcens designs

    No it wasn't. The Internet is not the same thing as the World Wide Web. The internet came out of a Darpa funded project in I don't know, the 70s maybe. The Internet is what a lot of other services run on, like email, voip, ftp, torrents, and yes the www. A Brit working at Cern invented the www, which was a mashup of the internet and hypertexts. The first graphical browser which rendered pictures as imbedded in the hypertext was written at the NCSA at U of Illinois.
  7. Ben Lexcens designs

    +1 Got to love it when Australians are using an American invention, the Internet, on their American computers with American processors, running American Software to boast about how they won the America's Cup. Once.
  8. Ben Lexcens designs

    Change and 2XD, Thanks for your thoughtful replies. I say that with only partiial sarcasm, because now I don't have to point out how uncouth some of you Aussies are. You already made that point. Recidivist, you're right, I am an idiot. Unlucky for you, I design the jet engines that power the airplanes you fly in. I hope they don't blow up, catch fire, or snap in half and sink or anything...
  9. Ben Lexcens designs

    Can someone translate this to English so I can understand it? -thanks
  10. Ben Lexcens designs

    It's Ostriches from South Africa and Kangaroos from Oz, right? Looking at this thread, I think I must have that wrong, given the Australian Ostriches who think that an article where the Dutch naval architect who conceived of, designed and tested the winged keel says as much somehow confirms that the yacht was a purely Lexcen design. In the face of the evidence, stick your heads in the sand Ozzie Ostriches! This is the most telling quote in the article: "Ben did things by feel and intuition, but in the America's Cup that will get you nowhere. It is a very scientific thing" Lexcen was a cut-it-and-try kind of guy from the 18 ft skiff class, not the type equipped with the back ground to understand induced drag and design a keel with winglets. The rest of the article: Winged keel not Lexcen's design, Dutch architect claims