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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. It's my wife's fault when she cracked Mark over the head with a hoover and now it's coming to fruition.
  2. RIP Volvo ,trying to be many things and not get to the bottom of the problem is ridiculous. So as we have seen what happens when a foil breaks and you are pushed to the back or retire on that leg, not good for sponsors . Then we have cat inshore round the cans sailing? WTF. It is suppose to be a Ocean race . Take a leaf out of the Class 40 . Simply design a fast ocean boat and make it for four up.You want numbers .Sponsors could have three boats per team if the boat is right,and it currently is not.Oh and that is for potato head Mark Turner. Speak next year ,Adios.
  3. WTF are they on . The fellas in the two world wars gave there lives for us and they played football in no mans land. FIFA are fucking corrupt wankers and shitbags. FIFA FUCK OFF. https://youtu.be/awDZkqq3b50
  4. Afternoon Lab Rats well HB broken foil I like to call Wilson will be let go to a watery grave. The rest as you all know will be fine.WIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSSON.
  5. The gap from north to south is set to increase with the advantage going to Thomson, who will be sailing along the Ice Wall at 42°30S: more wind and a better bearing should see him extend his lead.
  6. HB looks to be staying close to the exclusion zone and on paper is the right thing to do where the weather will be coming up from the south. To go north is not good as it takes longer to hook up with the weather systems .Always go to the weather systems and hook up and try to ride as long as possible. We will see in the coming days how it plays out.
  7. Morning Lab Rats , HB should be in new breeze and on the other tack in 48 hours and gone.
  8. Morning Lab Rats , broken foil, fake reports ,get real and give the guys a break. Sleep deprivation etc etc . For all you numpties go do it and get back to us. HB back up to speed and the French Europhia short lived . Alex go do the business my boy . COMING THROUGH. Shopping ques ? Yeah right.
  9. Kids pack the tent up were going home . AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
  10. Hooking up , job done ,staying with it and see where HB pops out will be interesting and the track of the LP.
  11. +1 + 1 Thanks for sharing forss. Appreciate it. :-)
  12. Maybe not going as quick as the man in black but a nice outside move by Seb finding that extra pressure...however might find the boot is on the other foot tomorrow though. Morning Lab Rats , now is not the time to go left or right in the up and coming weather system . Straight down the neck of it is required for maximum breeze as it tracks east and try to stay with it for as long as possible.
  13. Look forward to HB hooking up with the low and go east with it. Then we shall see some speed in the race.Calm before the storm?
  14. Afternoon Lab Rats , Well done to everbody who is still in the Vendee Globe . Looking at the weather south, if HB can link up with a deep depression moving east he will be gone. The exclusion zone could be a bug later down the track .
  15. HB change course say around the longditude of the island of Georgetown?