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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. ^ Different teams have different systems. Jib only needs to be trimmed an inch or two in or out depending on whether they are upwind, downwind, or reach, and then it tacks itself. Trim is done by the trimmer. Most boats have helm trimming foils, but ETNZ has one of the cyclists doing it.
  2. I keep thinking they were early because they were faster than they thought they were...
  3. At the end of the second day, it looks like the previous favorites, OR, ETNZ, and Artemis are the class of the fleet. BAR seems like they need some change in attitude or approach to life before they can be in the top tier. TJ is great, for a poodle. Groupama is lucky to be on the course with the rest, and have some flashes of brilliance, due to the brilliance of their sailors, but to be consistent, you need to prepare and practice much more.
  4. Kiwis are outclassing the Brits. Those boats are pretty squirelly!
  5. Could it be that the wind is in the middle range and Artemis has uprange and downrange foils?
  6. Oui! And SWE was the darling of all the fake news!
  7. In that, he fits in here in the US very well.
  8. I think height over the water is something that is part of a decision that is not so simple. I think the broadcasters are saying they can tell which set of foils each team is using, but I am not sure all of them are always correct.
  9. I signed up for youtube tv last night. I heard the ad that says you can record stuff. But I am not sure what they mean. I may have clicked on a + sign on the listing for that video before it played. That seems like it would be a bad UI decision. Youtube doesn't usually require anything like that. So, I am not sure. I certainly don't have it recorded on my computer.
  10. The footage makes it look to me like the damage to BAR was done at the end when they twisted off and their hull kind of grinded down on TJ's hull/beam connection.
  11. There's always lots of philosophical stuff about when to try in all sorts of sports. It is important not to peak too soon. And it is important to have some tricks left up your sleeve. But it is also very good to practice doing your best work.
  12. That 3 hours of fleet racing from 4 hours ago is today's racing. If you care about a few letters, you are going to have a hard time getting through life.
  13. Is there any way for them to tell us how much time or how many times each boat hit the water with hulls?
  14. They are all listed for me. If you search for "America's Cup" you get a page full of videos and list of scheduled ones. https://tv.youtube.com/search?q=americas cup