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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. Hope you don't have to sail against Bangladesh.
  2. Still trashing Deano, you will probably trash Burling when he sells out to the highest bid, because he probably will and why shouldn't he ? Plenty of precedent.
  3. What's ETNZ' s official budget this time around?. Must have a huge payroll with all those serious blokes scurrying around in black kit.
  4. I vote for the big boy pants, seems like deja vu to me. ?
  5. It's only Force 5, a strong breeze, you kids need to get outside more often
  6. Everyone is fallible, don't read to much into it. Spithill is pretty good at getting into people's heads though, this could be a tough one for Burling.
  7. All still ranting nicely I see, well better luck with this one than the last go around.
  8. Can't believe you guys are still talking about this. OTUSA outsailed ETNZ, they were the better sailors with ultimately the faster boat. If they had got the same performance right out of the box they would have whitewashed ETNZ. In the end the results make ETNZ look better than they really were. Sorry to all the Kiwis for wasting all that money and emotion, I was pulling for you but the end result was the correct result. I saw every single practice, catastrophe and race first hand and close up, it was a great spectacle and I wish it were to be repeated. But it's nice to have the Bay to ourselves once again and business is way up from last year.
  9. Artemis is back on the Bay. Foiling a 45
  10. Artemis is back on the Bay. Foiling a 45
  11. Seems like the Kiwis have cleaned the local pharmacy of pepto bismol.
  12. I think AR's problems are wing related sailing the downwind legs. The wing just looks wrong, camber appears to reversed in the lower third. I can't put a finger on exactly what it is but it doesn't look fast and apparently it isn't. They do seem able to sail a little lower than LR.
  13. Seeing AR first over and accelerating was brilliant, for a brief moment I thought we were watching a truly unbelievable scenario unfold, and we still could. They could go home happy now but I would love to see them get at least on win.
  14. Great idea! We will continue with our two boat testing program immediately. Probably in about an hour. If ETNZ and Artemis go home, maybe it's not too late for you to enter - after all, you already have the right number of hulls, a 2 boat program and you're not afraid to sail the when the breeze picks up. You already spend more time in the course area than all of the challengers put together.
  15. Great news ! AC 34 is cancelled due to a complete lack of reasonable consensus, everybody pack up your toys and go home. Can't happen soon enough for me.