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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.

Bill E Goat

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  1. Interesting to see who is in charge of the boat,
  2. Post on Facebook "OR banked on carbon daggerboards and they are thick, ETNZ went steel.." Any truth to this
  3. You guys have no sense of humour The rudders were built by the same guy !!!
  4. What do these two boats have in common
  5. Hydraulic power is king, notice how they pump that wing, well above the centerline.
  6. At 73 he will lower the average age of the passengers.
  7. But if there is not yacht that has started correctly what do you do
  8. If, as in todays race the opposition don't start and for some stupid reason the other boat starts before the gun goes, how do they absolve their penalty ? Penalties for OCS and non-Part 2 breaches prior to the starting signal Penalty for yachts that are OCS, and for penalties that are not Part 2 penalties which are signalled prior to the starting signal: the penalized yacht shall act immediately to reduce her VMG / VMC until she is 2 hull-lengths behind all yachts that have started correctly within 4 seconds of the starting signal and without a penalty
  9. No my Brother in Law, its his new Brewery in HIGHWOOD, IL
  10. If your in Chicago you should check these guys out http://www.kingsandconvicts.com/ http://www.facebook.com/brendanwatters/videos/10154753657302992/
  11. You should look at used Volvo 70 Asymmetric spinnakers. Condor uses them when racing
  12. Chome on Android same issue
  13. I am finding whenever I click on a post or topic thread the "A few simple rules" expands to show the whole lot then quickly shrinks back to the first two lines, very annoying, both Chrome and IE
  14. If you want I can put you in touch with the owner of Condor, it is well maintained and he could probably give you some good advice
  15. Will be interesting to see what conversations there will be when the current Supermaxis come to the end of their racing life ?,I can't see WOXI or Comanche being turned into cruising boats