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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. They are two different buildings. Oracle Tower is the late 80's highrise on Wakefield Street (by AUT) and is their old office. RC owns the newer building which is Oracles current NZ headquarters.
  2. Totally agree - you can bet Pete, Glenn, Dalts and the rest of them have......
  3. Kia Ora Te Kooti. Good to see you back!
  4. Money - it's all about the dollar
  5. OTUSA apparently approached Boeing early on, who reccomended Parker Hannifin to them, and that's who they went with for control systems. That makes more sense. Specialist Motion & Control Technologists. I wouldn't be surprised if Parker's Subsidiary "ENZED", or someone like Hyspecs have had input into ETNZ system, but just a guess, can't find any info on it. Parker Hannifin in NZ supplies low-tech products like hydraulic hoses and couplings, and a range of basic gear pumps and motors. ETNZ have Hydraulink as their hydraulic hoses and couplings supplier so I doubt Parker Hannifin are anywhere near ETNZ. As far as I know, they may not even have a system design capability in NZ - certainly in the last 20 years. They just move boxes.. With the ETNZ Italian connections in their Hydraulics Engineer Vito Vattuone, Hydraulics Technician Massimiliano Carbone and Software/Systems Engineer Fabrizio Marabini (founder of http://www.faroadv.com/ ), ETNZ will not be lacking in top-class hydraulics expertise. I suspect they will be using Cariboni gear throughout their system. My error. Sorry Indio, I thought it was ENZED but I stand corrected. Hydraulink it is.
  6. ENZED are long time supporters of and suppliers to ETNZ
  7. It was pretty widely stated here a few weeks ago - many simply chose not to believe it. Info I have is they will sail in Auckland till the 30th of March, take off is on the 9th, on the water again within a week. But of course this could be fake news...........
  8. Keeping it classy New Zealand . He was ok until the last sentence. Im a kiwi and we're not all stupid cunts like him. I've had people close to me dying of cancer recently, I wouldn't wish that on anyone, particularly if it was only about a yacht race.There are obnoxious fucks in every nation - we are certainly not immune obviously.
  9. I reckon maybe they have....... Boat's in the water so it will all be apparent shortly.
  10. They may want to put down the fishing rods and take a walk to Wynyard Quarter by the looks of the webcam http://www.takeabreak.co.nz/webcams/16/auckland_viaduct_harbour_webcam
  11. Oh they are. Consider the maths.OR has to be 50/50 to retain the Cup. I don't see how anyone except the terminally partisan could really say at the moment that any of Artemis, BAR or ETNZ are favourites among the challengers. So that's 15% chance each. Leaving 5% for TF and SBJ. 15% is a long shot. It's hard to argue with that right now, other than I think Artemis may be less than an equal chance compared to ETNZ and BAR.
  12. Snaggie to the rescue of a thread that started with such immense promise and then got sidetracked into, you know, boats and stuff.......
  13. Any update on the launch date for ETNZs AC50 Rangi? Nothing new recently. I did hear that that they don't need an Antonov though
  14. It is going by air - I'm with Barfy on this. I'm happy to put a bottle of rum on it A Class.....