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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. Same here the fucking app does not work
  2. ^ French. Not BAR. :-)
  3. The best race so far? I am in ETNZ camp but don't feel great about that last call. Maybe some last mark rounding rule I don't know about?
  4. ^ Nice find. Thanks. I am always amused by anyone claiming definitive outcome here. There are so many variables that you can't control in sailing. Even if you have the fastest boat you can capsize or hit the debris (or in BDA a turtle). I am a mono guy but I am still looking forward to it. I don't have a sky so no clue where I will be watching. That part of it is dumb as fuck.
  5. These boats are unforgiving. So many variables, so many things to go wrong. It all may just come down to a lady luck. The most stunning pic so far is this one. I am very happy it ended the way it did. All 9 lives used up in this one moment.
  6. +1 ^ I will pay for that stupid app if I can watch live and replays. From where I want to watch, at any time I want to watch.
  7. For what ever reason people need to see every issue as black and white, good or bad, up or down, either - or. Everything is just a shade of grey. Very few things are black or white. I think it's awesome that MIHB got a ride with Artemis. I think it is great that people approached ETNZ. We don't know what happened with the message, for all we know it may have never reach the decision makers. The point is people tried and it payed off. It's a good thing. No need to bag teams who choose not to participate. At the moment it is Artemis who is the most likable team (IMHO), not only because they responded but also because they stay out of talking shit about others.
  8. When was Oracle last seen? Have they been out each day or is the boat still in the shed?
  9. Doug, somehow in this very sentence you have summarised every single post you have made about foiling. True ^ We judge ourselves by our intentions. We judge others by their actions. :-)
  10. Not saying that you are wrong but can you actually back this claim up with something. Worldwide?
  11. Very interesting foil angle oracle at 6.52 Have we seen that before or is it just a weird angle?
  12. Yes very cool. This is what I was missing. Something original happening. Those turns are great. I also hope Oracle will continue to focus on this type of positive campaign instead of the smear campaign. +1 for Oracle.
  13. Maybe the pedals are good, maybe they aren't. At least kiwis are trying something different. Unlike the defender and their poodles. Point is, none of these fucking things are safe. Did you see the Oracle guy falling under the cat? His near gruesome death was not a question of pedals or coffee grinders. It was a question of super luck. Nobody is talking about that any more.
  14. What happens if one boat hits another and boat not at fault (or at fault, it really does not matter as the boat at fault could be clearly winning the races and be on the way...) can not continue to race for couple weeks (possibly more)? I also understand during collision both parties can bear some fault. Not really here (for the sake of this question) to discuss what the definition of "at fault" is. To be honest, I am not looking to start a fight here about who is good or bad either. I would like to better understand if that would really be the end of a campaign. Does anyone have a link to protocol discussing this? What are the options that teams have?