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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. ah ah
  2. Do you really think that Mr.Clean could make a such big leak without compromising all future relationships with those guys? Cheerz
  3. I met her in Genoa and she was really great to share moments of the last VOR transmitting true passion. I really hope she will be back 110% promptly. I hope to see you in Alicante in October!!!!!
  4. No leaks about new teams? The announcement of the mono/multi is so close that it will be useless to announce a new team this month... October is closing in! :-) Come on insiders!
  5. Meanwhile the guys of Vestas 11th hour are jumping across the Atlantic... very quietly...
  6. Attack Thumbnails!
  7. Or a production problem. Anyone knows if the mast was a new one or a refurbished one?
  8. Is the only news they have now... DF? Training in lorient, MAPFRE? Boat just launched and still in Alges they were out yesterday morning for a couple of hours, but I guess just to calibrate instruments and so on. They were just in front of the harbor. Ciao
  9. In a video, Liz says that three boats have finished the refit process... Only two have been presented. (second has just been launched). Any insider?
  10. :-) What to say more? On the other teams boats, there are only the wing sheets trimmed by winches... Jib is self tacking and trimmed by using a piston. Reason for trimming the mainsail with a piston? I guess control. The weight of piston+pipes+oli+valves+etc should be higher that the weight of the winch and transmission tube.
  11. This is why the higher oil-flow delivered by having more power driving a higher-displacement pump gives the team who has it an advantage: high oil-flow @ lower system pressure as determined by the load demands = blinding speed on tap. Cariboni have some very nice gear http://www.cariboni-italy.it/index.php?page=easysail&key=42 http://www.cariboni-italy.it/public/caritec/products/datasheets/magictrim.pdf The high end pumps for those applications always have more than one displacement, also with automatic shifting between high-flow vs high-pressure modes. For example I know Harken have some nice product used also on other boats linked directly to che coffee grinders. I guess that with only two winches per boat and a total of 4 pedestals, also in this case they have pumps on the pedestals. If I'm not wrong, in an interview after the last cup some sailor said that the loads on the wing sheets are incredibly low (compared to the surface), therefore SoCal is definitively right. cheerz
  12. Not sure if that is correct. Edr was however sold to Boris Hermann. Haven't heard about any other Germans involved in this kind of racing You are correct. I mixed the boats in my mind.
  13. Yes. She is already sold to a German guy. Known name... mhhh... famous, but I do not remember in this moment.