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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. It is a popular service with users on Reddit. I have heard no complaints. Channels occasionally go down but with sports you can normally choose between sky sports, BT sports and the US sports channel so there is normally at least one up. I used a prezzy card but I have heard no complaints from people who used their actual credit cards.
  2. Make sure if you go to that site you are running a good ad blocker. There are instructions available for how to configure your ad blocker for cricfree. Alternatively there are IPTV services available for a small price that are much better quality and have more channels.
  3. I am using FABIPTV.com. I am casting from my Chrome Browser on my PC to my chromecast. They also have apps for Kodi, Android etc. You can then pick your stream from Sky NZ, BT Sport or whatever channel is playing it in the US.
  4. Give FABIPTV.com a go. Even just for a day before the cup starts. Save yourself $100 and get a better quality stream available on more devices. Another poster mentioned a different IPTV service further up also.
  5. I think BT Sport is broadcasting the AC in the UK. From memory they normally have a panel that talk between races but during the race they use the commentary from AC. New Zealand Sky normally have an alternative commentary. Closer to race time I will try post a link in this thread so people can stream in VLC.
  6. Not sure if this is the right place to post but another thread made me think of this. I am in New Zealand but the price increase in Fan Pass has made it too expensive. I have been giving fabiptv.com a try and it is cheap((£2 for 1 day, £6.5 for one month) and you can choose from several streams on multiple platforms. Means you can pick and choose from BT/Sky sport etc. Here is the video that convinced me to get it (Uses Amazon firestick but I have been using the chrome browser on my PC and Chromecast to get it on my TV).
  7. Try fabiptv.com. You can pick if you want to watch the UK, US or NZ stream from Sky/BT Sports etc. It costs a couple dollars (£2 for 1 day, £6.5 for one month) but you can pick up the sports only channel package pretty cheap. Works in browser and there are several apps.
  8. This has got to be some kind of sick joke. I can't believe the races even got away. People deserve to lose their jobs for this.
  9. There's a login screen but when I use my email/password is says "Invalid Credentials". No time to figure it out right now. https://www.americascup.com/en/ac-plus.html# Tried just now, got that too. May be just teething problems. I've been having issues to. Finally got the app to launch without complaining about internet connectivity (I think their back end was down but after about 15 minutes it started working). If I click exclusive videos it just wheels forever saying "Please Wait, Retrieving Products" and I need to force close the app(Back button doesn't work). It seems like a poorly coded app with a horrible UX and like they are still doing dev on their back-end systems. I have to wonder about the permissions it requires also. Why does it need to run on start-up and have access to my camera? I just hope I can get a video stream from it come this weekend.