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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. With it being a coastal race they may be out of live coverage range? Just a guess but I saw some live at the beginning of the race but only virtual for the last bit
  2. Yes - racing started today. First race abandoned after 2 legs due to lack of wind. 2nd start was a clean race with Q Racing winning, followed by Platoon and then Azzura
  3. Pretty sure those are times on each tack to layline. First number is probably the board they are currently on.
  4. Exactly - boats I'm on usually say time to burn or time to kill to the line or one end or the other. 'Early' must be their preferred term.
  5. so over early results in a black flag ? or not making the penalty turn ? There was one general and then the RC had the next start be black flag meaning if you're OCS you are DQ'd from race. 2nd race was also a general recall but Quantum was the only boat to cop a DQ from the race which seems odd. I can understand them perhaps blocking the view of pin for the RC but at this level surely there is an RC boat at the pin to help in those instances
  6. I am curious about the explanation of giving Q a black flag but no one else on a general recall...................Quantum was definitely over, but I'm guessing it doesn't take only one for a general.
  7. In my selfish little world I'm glad they're still competing - looking forward to going to Italy and Croatia twice this season to sail in some spots I wouldn't otherwise have a chance to see. Oh, and Go Plenty!
  8. You want to get your talent on a Farr 40 to get them experience? Worlds are on Long Beach this year - talk to the class and see if they would allow an 'extra' crew during practice days or pre-worlds (aka practice with more yelling). they would get to ride afterguard with some of the best tacticians and main-trimmers around and see how it actually works before you give them license to drive without competence. Would be win-win - kids get to see what it takes to play at that level (not looking for an argument on what level that may be!!) and crews/owners/pros get to see what young talent is out there to replace shitter cat 1's like me when it's time to take us out behind the shed and give us the 'ol yeller treatment. Let me know if you need contact information for the class or some contacts for owners/program managers for the class. It is very rare that knowing me actually pay dividends but it just might be true in this case.
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  11. In case y'all want to see the rest of her...........I'm sure you don't, but just in case http://attuworld.com/shay_laren_loves_her_wii p.s. you're welcome