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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. Vale Harry Tedstone Honorary Life Member Royal Brighton Yacht Club
  2. 016 Victorian Super 11 Championship 23~24 Apr 16 Series Entries Super 11s States Currently there are 9 competitors entered. BOAT NAME SAIL NO SKIPPER DESIGN FROM 38 SOUTH RACING AUS31003 Rohan Veal Mcconaghy Mc31 SYC ENVYUS AUS138 Dennis Clark Melges 32 RYCV FERAL AUS55 Jack Hennessy Flying Tiger 10 RBYC JAKE SM1112 Louise Cotter J111 SYC JOUST SM1110 Rod Warren J111 SYC MARTINI RACING B33 Tony Cuschieri Ac33 RBYC PP1 AUS582 Damian Thomas Melges 32 SYC SMOOTH CRIMINAL SM1100 Don & Helen Cameron Rp Shockwave 36 SYC VINDALOO AUS31002 John Taylor Mcconaghy Mc31 SYC
  3. Jeremy waiting on your sponsorship proposal for saltytag.com to come on board
  4. DNC increases as the series progresses ??? not per the notice of race , sailing instructions nor the blue book
  5. RRS 51 MOVABLE BALLAST All movable ballast, including sails that are not set, shall be properly stowed. Water, dead weight or ballast shall not be moved for the purpose of changing trim or stability. Floorboards, bulkheads, doors, stairs and water tanks shall be left in place and all cabin fixtures kept on board. However, bilge water may be bailed out. So what RRS is being broken???
  6. So where do I find the ORCV additional safety requirements referenced in the NOR
  7. The club marine is a series that has yachting Victoria as the organising authority. So not club racing You mention a upper wind limit, who made the limit and where is it documented.
  8. Is there any correlation between paid and volunteer ROs and when they cancel?
  9. been that way for some time now So where are they going??
  10. Bit of drama in the bay Serious Yahoo hit and sunk, still in the water off St Kilda with a buoy marking position. Everyone OK
  11. Posting a change to the sailing instructions in the middle of a news item does not comply. There is no requirement for a protest to correct the scoring - RRS 90.3 c - When the race committee determines from its own records or observations that it has scored a boat incorrectly, it shall correct the error and make the corrected scores available to competitors.
  12. Time limit for the ORCV Winter series has been amended according to bar talk - but cannot find details on the website - how can this be done after the race has been conducted?
  13. Yes - 2 hours drop dead time. RRS 35 has been amended by the SIs - RRS 35 if not amended allows one boat to finish in the time limit and all others to be scored. All that effort for no result.
  14. Shame about the time limit for the 2nd Race of ORCV - results have not scored boats DNF "On a day where two or more races are scheduled, the time limit for each laid course race shall be 2 hours after the start of the last class in each race, after which time boats not finished shall be scored ‘Did Not Finish’ (DNF). This changes RRS 35."