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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. He spelled Bernoulli wrong ......
  2. Hands down the best bang for your buck in a PHRF boat. Fit's all of your criteria. http://wyliewabbit.org/ Here's one for sale in your hood - http://wyliewabbit.org/msgs/?f=2&m=99#Message
  3. Of course he is, it's why the Ed wasn't surprised his ultralight helmed by a professional beat up on some poor PHRF club racer in a Beneslow. Of course your boat won. This shit always comes out when Tempesta start to bitch about some small club not wanting him to race with them or he starts some shit about his friends showing up for a fun race in a souped up cheater and complaining about their club rating. I got a headline for you Scott .... "Rich guy wins sailboat race." I guess it's all about perspective. Who's the douche now?
  4. "Here's the story: Anarchy was entered in a three-race Winter Series held by the Cortez Racing Association, which in addition to SDYC, I have been a member of for years. I was in Germany for the first race of the series, so I asked good friend and fellow SDYC member Alex Camet to sail the boat in my absence. He did, and to no one's surprise, Anarchy won." "2.4 Late entries will only be accepted from CRA members. Late entrants may not check in by radio, but must provide to the R/C, in writing, the owner’s name, DOB and zip code, boat name and type, sail number, class, and RLC and Buoy ratings. " I've come to find when Scott starts to bitch about entries, ratings, etc. of his and his friends boats - there's always more to the story. Tell us Scott, was your entry late and provided in the format stated in the NOR? Were you a member in good standing when/if you entered late?
  5. Have I got a boat for you! Here we are gybing in the Vallejo this last spring - 16 crew, 17 winches, and a penalty pole, fun times ....
  6. "Am I being a princess because I get infuriated with people who walk across our cockpit ... when rafted up?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZfltpUhP30
  7. Racing here in San Francisco, Si's sometimes have restricted areas which you cannot unwind from - if you make a navigation error and sail into them, your race is over. Isn't this similar to what the Vestas folks did? If you've been racing long enough, you've made a mistake which took you out of a regatta. That's sailboat racing. In real life mistakes have consequences - stupid does hurt. It really doesn't matter if you have a stellar resume or you're the worlds best sailor - if you put your boat up on the reef, there are consequences. That's what 'accepting responsibility' means. Fielding another boat and continuing racing seems like some weird sense of bravado. When going through a loss, we all have similar throws of emotion - denial, bargaining, anger, depression, and finally acceptance. I can see allot of this going on here. This should be the end for Vestas for this race. They just haven't accepted it yet. The team can have their redemption next time around.