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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. The NBCSN app doesn't allow for replay or even long pauses of real time play. During the pitch-pole race, I got behind and the app turned itself off.
  2. What do you plan to do with the boat when you are not sailing it?
  3. The Craigs List link seems to be broken.
  4. The entry level boat for a larger person in Cleveland, would be a Highlander. They race with a crew of 2 to 4 people, it's total crew weight that matters.
  5. When you set your VHS tape recorder, add some extra time. As it's following some live soccer/football games. I don't think that it's scheduled for a repeat airing.
  6. America's Cup on US cable TV Sunday May 8. NBCSN 2PM EDST
  7. America's Cup on US cable TV Sunday May 8. NBCSN 2PM EDST
  8. In the past, they were good at doing dumb stuff like that at Indy Car (CART, IRL, etc) starts.
  9. America's Cup World Series on US TV, Sunday October 18 NBC SN 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDST Bermuda
  10. America's Cup World Series on US TV, Sunday October 18 NBC SN 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDST Bermuda
  11. Late Friday evening: NBCSC Saturday September 5 @ 1:00AM EDST America's Cup World Series Genre: Sports Related, Sailing A weekly magazine following sailing in some of the most famous locations in the world. (First Aired: Apr. 21, 2013) I don't know what the content will really be. Note: as to NBC, sometimes it's NBCSC or NBCSN or NBCSP. ************************************ I first posted this on the A Cup forum, but some readers might not see that post until it's too late.
  12. Late Friday evening: NBCSC Saturday September 5 @ 1:00AM EDST America's Cup World Series Genre: Sports Related, Sailing A weekly magazine following sailing in some of the most famous locations in the world. (First Aired: Apr. 21, 2013) I don't know what the content will really be. Note: as to NBC, sometimes it's NBCSC or NBCSN or NBCSP.
  13. The program has potential. It's about the new America's Cup forty some foot boat fleet races. This show was the first day of racing in Portsmouth England. With 6 boats in the fleet. ********************************************************* The TV show has two major problems. a] The commentators would refer to a given boat by: 1] Sponsor name or 2] Country or 3] Skipper name This is way to much for the average viewer to keep track of. b] The TV director needs to stop switching cameras! Helicopter view of the boats approaching the mark. So the director switches to a boat bow camera, by the time they get back to the helicopter view it;s way to late. *********************************************************** Minor issues: a] Replays should be labeled 'replay' ! b] Time jumps need to be indicated. They showed boats rounding one make then switch to boats rounding the next mark. c] With all their computer graphics power, they need to show: 1] Course to the next mark. 2] Distance to the next mark. 3] Wind direction 4] Wind speed. d] They never described the new boats. e] They need to stop talking in shorthand. like 'that boat doesn't have lock'
  14. America's Cup World Series on NBCSP Television Network Tuesday July 28 at 7PM EDST. A weekly magazine following sailing in some of the most famous locations in the world.
  15. This may have been the first CRW that had more boats racing in the One Design weekend than in the off-shore races.