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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. But really AC34 will happen in SF Bay by hook or by crook (look it up). Get over it naysayers!
  2. Yep! I see them just south of Alameda.
  3. The HiDive huh? Stopped by there with the Bro during my whirlwind tour in fall '10. Pretty intimate spot. RC and OR both posted it to their Facebook pages yesterday. RC to arrive around 7:30pm. Other team members around 8:30pm. Should be a good time. Tshirts for the 1st 50.
  4. Death by pitchpole! LOL
  5. Anyone going to the Oracle Racing party this Tuesday at the HiDive in SF? Doors open at 7pm. Be the first to ask RC for a ride on the AC45 at the event and you'll get to over the next few week's training sessions. I'd love to go but my wife will kill me (no joke, she's Sicilian)
  6. Don't know if this has been mentioned before- USA 17 visible on Pier 80 from Google maps satellite picts.
  7. In this morning's SF Examiner, there's an article on how the ACOC owes the city $12mil. The ACOC has commitents for the amount but not cash on hand. The city could technically terminate the AC agreement, but this is highly unlikely. What is likely is that the city will leverage this in future negotiations.
  8. Yes! Lets get this big top built! The show must go on!
  9. Big thanks to the guys on the ground in SF giving us the play by play tonight. Been glued to my phone refreshing for updates here and on FB since I left the stream at the office!
  10. Dixie, SF? I thought everyone was in Valencia. I'll be stoked if the black beauts are out on the Bay this week. My new day gig is on the 25th floor of Mission @ Beale with a view towards the south east. Looking forward to seeing the 72 launch in July.
  11. Anyone notice that the recent MOD70 video shows the Ocean World Tour in 2013-2014 having a stop-over at what looks like SF? Very different rendering than the earlier published map showing a stop-over near SD. I bet they're banking on the Pier27/29 project completion as well as riding in on the buzz from the AC and AC72s.
  12. They did! S.F. planners OK impact report on America's Cup Read more: http://www.sfgate.co...L#ixzz1gfivjGi1