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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. Congratulations Mom on two wins in a row. I was unable to attend the start of the Carribean 600 and with waypoints not working for first two turning marks, I asked for my money back. After a brief disagreement with VR, they refunded my credits. A real pity, I love that race, but no way was I paying for waypoints outside 10 miles away in that race. Looking forward to the next one. But I must say, I have started playing on SailOnline a bit now. There are no waypoints there, but at least everyone is on a level playing field ie without options. Hopefully VR get their act together, it is great just for the sheer numbers of players alone, plus the friends I have made there.
  2. Hydraulic ram issue, wonder what went wrong
  3. OUCH OUCH OUCH. Down to 2 knots Wind Speed at Freetown....... 0.3 in 5 hours
  4. thanks Tunnel Rat, my ranking looks good, but truth be known I am sailing into a hole just south of Dakar and looks grim. Will be hugging coast for a while time yet to try and find wind.
  5. im optioned up, too far east, wondering how to get back in touch
  6. FFS, you've rung a few insurance companies when you've had a few drinks, None have given you the answer you want. Give up then. If you want to race, you do what is required to fit into the insurance requirements. If you can't see why an insurance company wants a few checks and measures done on a 15k shitbox requesting 10M public liability , then think a bit harder.
  7. I'm going to be close to land for the next while. Hope I can get into game regularly or I'll be on the Bricks! Plenty of gybing to be done.
  8. I reckon I can play this about 30% of the time I try. Cant even log on at work, graphics card wont even support it. The error tells me that the designer should reduce the demand on GL.
  9. im in, not sure what thew hell is happening!. Start was a disaster, couldn't get on, now. I'm off from the pilot boat. I think I'm a few hours behind. I have options, but not sure how they even working. Ah well, 12 hours aqt work then I can play around. Edit, now I can't even login in any more. Crashing constantly with Java errors.
  10. impressive average speeds all round
  11. Welcome jahmbo and good to see you again Raven.. Pleased to see i took out the distance sailed award in the last race. All my meandering around the ocean wasn't in Vain! Well done on another solid finish Mom.
  12. No sorry mate, I stuffed up on day two of this leg and have only logged on to chat. I am still struggling big time with VR Tool. In the AG2R my routing was suggesting TWA of 23 degrees for two days. VR Tools has to take the cake for the most unintuitive program Ive ever used, of course, it could just be that I'm a dill too!
  13. Yeah, couldnt let him drink all the locals grog!
  14. Well done Mum. I ran aground trying to cut the corner at Tasman Island . Looked like it was again of about 100 spots, till the 10 minute penalty kicked in!