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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. But just so you know, you DON'T get to claim a higher level of sportsmanship if you put shit on people like you have. Jimmy gave me the shits in the last AC and I have made no secret of that, but he was much to my surprise gracious in defeat. How about trying to be gracious in victory? Then you can assume some form of moral high ground.
  2. Yeah, I agree. What a cunthole attitude. Shit Doug, I'm agreeing with you TWICE in one day. WTF?
  3. Lol! Try as hard as he might he just couldn't disguise his unique prose. I got suspicious about 2 weeks ago and confirmed it about 5 days ago. Nice to have a side of crazy with your anarchy, isn't it?
  4. Haven't watched the presser yet, but that's pretty shit. I know the boys are happy, but still.
  5. Yeah, I no that the AC means precisely fuck all in the US. But for the relatively small number of people for whom it is a passion, it will hurt. Have fun with your gear
  6. Agreed, but didn't state this as I was quoting nutta who had already said so.
  7. That may be true, but to suggest that they won't be emotional is not. Every Oracle fan will be feeling similar pains as the ETNZ fans did 4 years ago.
  8. Jesus Doug! Still quoting yourself? I do like the quote though! Very gracious Doug, Cheers
  9. Yeah, agreed. Set the rules and fucking stick with them.
  10. Sounds good! I can sell you some at a decent price of $1000 NZ pesos a pair
  11. Why would monos mean no challenger series? That statement makes ZERO sense to me. With regards to nationality, too hard to enforce without being draconian so I hope they leave that alone. Bigger boats won't prevent teams from competing. They cost is in the R&D not the build. You could have a competition between a handful of Doug Lord's radio control boats (which are cool despite Doug being a bit of a loon) and the teams would still find a way to spend $80 Million on making theirs the fastest remote control boat out there.
  12. Well, if its not a good Protocol, then they can get fucked. I don't think it will necessarily be as good as the '95 and 00 protocols due to compromises with Bertelli, but will be better I'm sure. We will see
  13. How can you tell? He supported practically every team. Oh yeah, wait - except the winning team. Dick!
  14. Why, wanna buy some plane tickets?
  15. Prior to AC34, LR were always a tough competitor. Remember 2000 , 2003 & 2007? They did what they did in AC34 & 35 because supporting ETNZ was the best way they could bring about the end of Oracle's reign. Now they will work hard with ETNZ to make the event better and then challenge as hard as they fucking can. I don't think their collective vision will match everything I want for the cup (monos, 30 minute legs, etc) but it will be better at least.