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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 video interview is in the first link as well, about halfway down in the article. What a perfect gentleman, Loick, and brilliant! God I love the French... Did I just say that?
  2. Well said Danno. We should expect that the teams will take all necessary precautions to make another loss of this kind much less likely. We, who love this sport for its beauty and serenity, should demand it. We all know that the amazing peace that our sport gives us is counterbalanced by the immense forces at work. Mother Ocean and the huge forces required to compete on her turf are always there in the background. She tolerates us to an extent.... When we push the limits (as we must) we are reminded of our human limitations. But we must press on....with the knowledge of our most recent failings. Fair winds Andrew. Your loss will not be forgotten. I am so sorry for you and your family.
  3. Hey Joey, welcome to "Merica". Friendly and not too hostile, eh? You're on the Left Coast Joey. New York or Philly would be a different story.... Take my friggin' Cup my ass...even if your name is Joey... Cheers, mate!
  4. The games begin!! Awesome!
  5. I do not want to start another bushfire. But the above is a false dichotomy. There is nothing more practical than a good theory. No dichotomy at all. Not either/or. A matter of emphasis. They complement each other nicely, Schnacks and JuanK! Edit: Hastings I know that Kiwis are eminently practical (so no offense intended there), but Schnacks has considerable talents in the theoretical....
  6. Schnacks and JuanK... The theoretical and the practical. Quite a combo. We'll see!!!
  7. Did you drive that to Lorient?? Is this a Sporka?? Better not drive it SanFran..... Kidding!!!
  8. Nonsense. There are 163,000 people in state prisons (2010), and 1,998,000 college students (1998) I said university (not college) students. Universities Only: 923,158 YearHigher Education InstitutionStudents2008Academy of Art University13,181 Alliant University - San Diego4,149 American InterContinental University229 American Jewish University209 American University of Health Sciences33 Antioch University Los Angeles697 Antioch University Santa Barbara369 Argosy University - San Francisco768 Azusa Pacific University8,548 Bethany University516 Bethesda Christian University299 Biola University5,893 Brandman University6,067 California Baptist University4,013 California Lutheran University3,499 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo19,471 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona21,190 California State University, Bakersfield7,684 California State University, Channel Islands3,783 California State University, Chico17,132 California State University, Dominguez Hills12,851 California State University, East Bay14,167 California State University, Fresno22,613 California State University, Fullerton36,996 California State University, Long Beach37,891 California State University, Los Angeles20,743 California State University, Monterey Bay4,340 California State University, Northridge36,208 California State University, Sacramento29,011 California State University, San Bernardino17,646 California State University, San Marcos9,148 California State University, Stanislaus8,601 Chapman University6,128 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science255 Claremont Graduate University2,215 Coleman University532 Concordia University2,543 DeVry University7,234 Dominican University of California1,975 Dongguk Royal University187 Fielding Graduate University1,735 Fresno Pacific University2,436 Golden Gate University3,528 Holy Names University1,105 Hope International University864 Humboldt State University7,800 John F. Kennedy University1,567 La Sierra University1,899 Lincoln University438 Loma Linda University4,040 Loyola Marymount University9,011 National Hispanic University591 National University15,314 Northwestern Polytechnic University1,107 Notre Dame de Namur University1,478 Pacific States University216 Palo Alto University491 Patten University1,056 Pepperdine University7,614 Point Loma Nazarene University3,390 Samra University of Oriental Medicine155 Samuel Merritt University1,264 San Diego State University35,832 San Francisco State University30,014 San José State University32,746 Santa Clara University8,758 Saybrook University548 Simpson University1,147 Soka University of America384 Sonoma State University8,921 South Baylo University - Anaheim551 Southern California University of Health Sciences475 Southwestern University School of Law1,031 Stanford University17,833 University of California, Berkeley35,409 University of California, Davis31,426 University of California, Irvine27,631 University of California, Los Angeles39,650 University of California, Merced2,718 University of California, Riverside18,079 University of California, San Diego28,200 University of California, San Francisco4,444 University of California, Santa Barbara21,868 University of California, Santa Cruz16,615 University of La Verne7,511 University of Phoenix3,933 University of Phoenix - Northern California Campus2,344 University of Phoenix - Sacramento3,933 University of Phoenix - San Diego3,367 University of Phoenix - Southern California12,339 University of Redlands4,317 University of San Diego7,832 University of San Francisco8,750 University of Southern California33,747 University of the Pacific6,251 Vanguard University of Southern California2,149 West Coast University, Los Angeles Center1,093 Western State University College of Law384 Western University of Health Sciences2,393 William Jessup University462 Woodbury University1,545 World Mission University276 Yo San University139Year Total (2008) 923,158
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