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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. I've been thinking for a few weeks now that we haven't seen those s-turns shown in that video. TNZ certainly made a statement pulling it out today.
  2. http://mamahd.com/bt-sport-2-live-stream-1.html http://live.robinwidget.org/streamvideo8/sailing-vs-35th-americas-cup-2017-live-stream-3740796.html I usually have two running.
  3. You might be on the wrong channel. Switched to BT Sport 2.
  4. Think this is live data, not sure how live. https://www.windguru.cz/acbermuda.php
  5. Fuck off Ozzie we're full. And we're keeping Glen. He'll get his own flock if we win.
  6. Kiwi's done sailing for the day. Back at the dock now. Considering the down time between racing, and the fact after last weekends racing they said the boat was in good condition, at the re-start of racing tomorrow they should be sweet-as. I'm sure the boat will be given a spit and polish and total re-check of all systems ready for racing tomorrow. I hope they find a little bit of time for a bit of nostalgia - Little paint on the dolphin striker, rudders or daggerboards. The team have done an amazing campaign. Full of all the things that make you proud to be a kiwi. From scrapping for funds, to smashing the boat a couple of weeks ago, to innovating the F*_k out of the design, to one more sleep. Something about that boat has always looked a bit special. They bikes looked strange at first, but now they look like the new normal. They say fast looks beautiful and Aotearoa proves that. Best of luck to both teams for the rest of the racing. The racing side of AC35 has been amazing, heart in your mouth stuff at times. Hats off to all the teams. Bring it home ETNZ.
  7. Kiwi's done for the day. I for one would like to see some kiwiana painted on the dolphin striker, rudders or daggerboard tonight as a homage to the old unveiling days.
  8. Oracle have splashed. Port cam showing 2 TV helicopters spying on the Kiwi boat.
  9. Kiwi's have splashed their boat. Dalton said they were going to do a short sharp session.
  10. https://www.americascup.com/en/virtualeye.html
  11. Oracle still out sailing. Kiwi boat launched
  12. Well he was driving for half the video
  13. Not sure about you guys but I take that video as Oracle announcing Slingsby as the new helm. It's clearly a video of Spithill passing on a few final tips.
  14. No. ETNZ are out sailing, but no sign of Oracle. I would have seen crane movement. Still time if they want to go out.
  15. ETNZ wing is on the crane so guess they are heading out.