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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. So I guess you did get the options then? Good going either way, and we'll all be expecting big things next VG.
  2. I thought they motored out then tagged the engines. I missed that footage this time round but that certainly happened in 2012. TBH I haven't watched any canal action this time, and just assumed that Colman was being towed because his batteries were too low for propulsion after the dismasting / jury rig / nearly starved finish.
  3. LOL I just love the fact that he has to be towed up the canal by a RIB. That's the spirit! https://twitter.com/conradcolman/status/835133992995278859
  4. Colman - what a legend. Just one favour, mate, can you launch that drone one last time and get your own footage of your finish? Rig up a footstrap and get out on the gunnels to immortalise yourself further with some Imoca-Laser hiking action across the line. But seriously, what an effort!
  5. Well done mate - top effort.
  6. A If the Vendee (not the Sprint) is the only race you've finished within the last two years, then you aren't presently ranked. The ranking gets updated the Monday after a race closes, but Vendee hasn't closed yet (although the Sprint has). Once Vendee finally closes, you'll have a ranking the following Monday, for the following two years (races drop off the ranking list after two years). Ahh thanks - makes sense. I wasn't sure if I was just missing something pretty obvious.
  7. I doubt I will. Unrelated question, is there any way to see your VR ranking? I can see everyone else's, it seems, except mine. Unless that's because the VG is the only race I've done in years. I was interested to see where a 'one race wonder', albeit in a very big race, puts you in the overall yearly rankings
  8. After finishing I went from 352 to 351 for a while (but the ranking list still showed 352). It eventually settled down on the original place. No idea why.
  9. All credit to Jeremie - shouldn't be forgotten that he's had patchy weather information at best for the majority of the race. So to come in third is a massive achievement!
  10. Ah gotcha - misunderstood the post then. But he did post a pic of a broken Karver furler (can't remember what sail it was from), so I think my more general point still stands - there's a pattern of failures at the front of the boat where headsails are attached.
  11. Distance from start must be miles sailed - mine says 26,678.3
  12. So at least 3 boats this time round have had issues with the J1 hardware leading to loss of the sail: ALC, AT and Conrad Colman. For Colman (IIRC) this also acts as the forestay - not sure about the newer boats. That's nearly as many keels as dropped off last time.
  13. Last time round I finished in 79 d, 11 h, 58 min, 34 s in 8556th place. That put me in 948th of the 'Sans Options' boats. The first place finisher without options was 'AB-BIO' in 1118th. Check it out here: http://vr-annexe.akroweb.fr/vg12.php Shame we don't have this info (or the cool animations) this time. Amazing tussle between m2for and jahmbo. Hamachi & Breitling also had only 2 1/2 minutes between them.
  14. 6times7: practice events not necessarily required ;-) I remember last time round trying desperately (and unsuccessfully) to keep up with you. Though I'm sure I can dig up some excuse for that! RS: keep it real. Once every four years is OK, right? I was sceptical about the new interface, 3D view, eye candy etc at the start, but actually I think the interpolated winds made it much more interesting. And at least they ended the crazy tracks along the edge of wind cell boundaries - remember them?! On the other hand, it did mean you had to check your boat more than twice a day. I wouldn't have wanted to be 'sans options' this time round, so a big shout to hutspot who looks set for the SA trophy in that division!
  15. How often would he actually have used the J1 in the last month?