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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. Tell these guys https://www.melges40.com/events/
  2. Nice work all. Podcast should be up tomorrow night
  3. volvo gets way more media coverage, way more spectators, way more money. not sure what the criteria is, but i love the VG
  4. 1) The teams have known about the M32 being part of this coming VOR for almost a year. No happy accidents. 2) The VOR is where the modern iteration of the stadium racing club began. It was originally called the Volvo Extreme 40. Turner's company was not called OC Sport then either, and I am pretty sure it didn't own the series until later. 3) If you ask the average person if they've ever sailed, and then ask them what they've sailed, you will generally find that a plurality of casual sailors are more familiar with cats than anything else. I don't know the current numbers, but there are hundreds of thousands of hobie cats laying around at the world's summer homes and all-inclusive resorts, and the average person (in the US at least) is more likely to have sailed a cat than a monohull if they've ever sailed at all.
  5. VOR got the jump because the Open 60 does not allow rudder foils. In fact IMOCA voted last month to retain the rule against rudder foils. They now allow a decent range of rake in the main foils, though.
  6. Good chats with Turner and then Bicey, have one more perspective to get before publishing the first SA Podcast in a while. Thanks for the questions!
  7. Intent is for same teams to race inshore and offshore, with maybe one switch-in guy that would need to do at least one offshore leg. But it's all quite open. Biggest change is overall number of people...not a lot of meat bags left!
  8. You are citing sponsors who spent a fortune and did multiple races to support your thesis that sponsors do not do multiple races. WTF
  9. Jay, you already have the race you want - it's called the Clipper and the boats are even faster than Fasizi!
  10. A capsized multi in the Southern Ocean is actually safer than a disabled modern IMOCA in the Southern Ocean for quite a few reasons. You know what would make the new 60 far more interesting than an Open 60? Automated foiling control.
  11. Educate yourself. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802411568/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=ful108inf-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0802411568&linkId=e5b3351febbcb037940144f6f566d817
  12. The rules that govern the most important of your equipment (muscles and tendons and the like) are not even related to the rules that govern those of LeBron. Unless you are able to hang in the air for a 3 count and grab the back of the backboard...in which case, sorry to have misjudged you Sir!
  13. Same rules as the average player. As with LeBron James and Ron Jeremy, the equipment ain't accessible to everyone. I think it was a bit of a pussy move to go with the monohull, but I get it.