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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. This is common problem with current video editing style. It sucks.. it is like the producers and directors have forgotten that the video audience can't see the big picture live. It is the same across all sports and even common in nature documentaries. It seems to be a trend in the TV world.... like I said it sucks.
  2. I agree... they had me too. I saw OR make less mistakes than NZ in the RR, then saw NZ struggle in the first few races against OR before suddenly getting it all together ( or just putting it all together if they had been sandbagging ).. Nobody deliberately throws four races just to stage a comeback. NZs incremental progression has been superb. Having said the above.. If the wind range for the remaining races is higher we'll see closer races. Me thinks.
  3. True that.
  4. They could be turning their mics off; I've definitely noticed various players (various teams) moving their mics away from their mouths to have a quick word, I'm sure the discussion is still there even if our ears can't hear it. Pretty easy to have a button somewhere that disables the intercom. What do the media rules say about what must be broadcast?
  5. Some kind of moir pattern due to looking through the mesh?
  6. Yea I was thinking that. All kinds of angle of attack changes. Must be feel bloody odd.. Over-steer as it deflects one way and under-steer the other.
  7. Agreed.. But AR have been error prone, and brilliant at times... NZ should beat them but based on that inconsistency.. OR are going to different I suspect and less likely to make errors. I could be wrong, I hope I am, but even PB agreed that the AR boundary cockup was a lucky break in that race, the other being maintaining a foiling tack when AR fell off the foils; again something that OR are less likely to do. Anyway. Anybody notice how much lateral deflection there is on the rudders? When the underside aft looking camera is showing them you can see the rudder blade deflecting 5-10 cm.. very impressive.
  8. Where is your evidence. You think your word is gospel or something? You have not and can not provide any evidence so your whole argument is just based on personal attack.. Anyway your an arsehole so your blocked
  9. That's what I said. If you read wot I rote ... Oracle won't make those mistakes, especially the boundary penalty.
  10. exactly....
  11. That was not a forced penalty. It was stupid mistake by AR. The boundary rights prevent forcing a penalty in that situation. It was just a cock up by AR.
  12. You are attempting to prove something by repeated assertion. There is no doubt that when a team makes a mistake it is a gift. Oracle won't make so many mistakes... In my opinion .. Your opinion is your rights even if wrong
  13. Ever been to Tristan? I've been past many times but never landed either in a hurry or too unpleasant.
  14. Is that the best you can contribute? This is Sailing Anarchy and people have opinions....... Don't you?
  15. You were watching today's racing were you? Take off your rose tinted glasses.. the Kiwis are in trouble..