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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Video here
  2. Alinghi is in if ETNZ wins and it stays in fast boats. Got it from a good source. Another source says ETNZ is seriously considering a big monohull. But that's not as solid as the one above. Mood in BDA is depressing and still quite shocked. Interestingly though, even those in the sport and industry who will see their contracts expire and the gravy train dry if ETNZ win up are still cheering for them. It's crazy.
  3. 2013 I was producing all the media for the Little AC and running a crew of 7. Live video, highlights, commentary, press releases, photo. All the C-Class skippers watched into the wee hours on a pull down screen in the Restronguet Sailing Club in Falmouth. Got some good intel already, amazing how much you can get just hanging about. Got offered a job from an ACEA rep doing commentary for a VIP spectator boat. The irony! I have mostly confirmed that Alinghi will be signed and sealed as long as its in foiling cats. Others are saying that big monohulls are still a possibility, but I just don't see it happening. Took the scooter up to the dockyard, all shut down but I did do a scooter-tour on video. It's loading on SA Facebook now, I'll be doing a pile of interviews tomorrow as well as a live show on Saturday morning from the ETNZ base. Make sure you follow either me or SA on Facebook to get notified when I go live.
  4. Some NBC networks are airing it. I think NY, RI, SF, SD, and some others at last check. They could air it all - the only thing Americans like better than winning is watching a billionaire get his ass kicked.
  5. "I think we can leave the PFD on the beach." What's yours? Shoutout to Windzone for the pic.
  6. thanks barny!
  7. Yes, precisely. Yet certainly something that can be modified as allowed by the deed.
  8. that's roid rage if ever there was some!
  9. 1. That says nothing about the intent of the deed. That says something only about the customs & practice, which is highly unspecific. 2. First of all, what? Secondly, my point is obviously that putting a nationality clause is certainly part of 'all other conditions' allowed to be agreed to by mutual consent. Others are arguing that such a requirement goes against the intent of the deed, and there is just no evidence at all that the deed every considered nationality of the crew one way or another. The only way that argument makes any sense is in the inverse: If we're talking about a Deed of Gift match defender who rejected a challenger's crew on the basis that they were not nationals and the challenger sued for an injunction to let them race their crew. The challenger would win the injuction and be allowed to race precisely because the deed is silent on it.
  10. Good description. If the challengers and defenders want to build something that has real value as a live sports property, they need changes. If they don't care about that, that's their prerogative too. I believe that something that aspires to be the pinnacle of the sport has a duty to nurture that sport and help it grow. The guys who write the checks may disagree!
  11. you're the one arguing deed intent, and if it's so black and white, why weren't you up in arms when they put in a 20% rule?
  12. Nic and the Big Fella go way back. Their dads even further.
  13. #fakenews stingray Here's the reality: I have been 'trashing' the AC since about 2010 when I learned what just how petty and vindictive the guy running the show is. Before that I was Oracle's biggest supporter and one of the loudest voices to maintain a multihull AC. I have also been a staunch NZ supporter since 2011 and speak regularly to members of the team. I am also close friends with the media people, design people, and several sailors on most of the teams. Many of them are regular sources of information, too. And as much as I have trashed the management decisions and vision of the current AC holder regarding the Bermuda choise, lack of nationality, and an exclusionary attitude that permeates this AC, I have consistently praised them when they do things well, as rare as that is. I wrote here long before you turned into a forum junkie that if Larry screwed it up, we'd be just as hard on his as we were on Ernesto, and unlike pretty much everyone else in the media, we have lived up to that commitment. And wonder of wonders, my criticism has once again been borne out. You, on the other hand, have no problem spewing the exact same lines that Alinghi fans spun right here in 2008 to defend their own billionaire hero, and you don't even see it.
  14. It's super weird that people are arguing about the DoG, which is completely silent on crew nationality. While the four corners of the document are obviously what the law is most concerned with, is there even any evidence that it was the intent of the Grantor for crews to be unrestricted?