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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. From the picture, it looks like there was already a shitfight for water going on... If they were truly coming from behind, Courageous shouldn't have gone in there in the first place.
  2. any commentary on the 49er team from denmark in race 1 today? In the lead and sailed right the hell on past the wrong mark... looks like they thought the start line was teh finish line...
  3. Pretty pathetic NBC can't get their shit together after an entire week. Hour upon hour of dead silence...
  4. watching the RS:X races at the moment... what are they doing when they're pulling what looks like the uphaul line upwind? is that the downhaul re-routed or are they moving the rig around with the uphaul line?
  5. biggest pieces of crap ever... had one explode and send shrapnel at my throat...
  6. boats have to meet certain requirements to enter the bermuda race nobody is saying that the boats which don't meet those requirements are not capable of doing an offshore race. I get it that the rules are the rules. I mean it more in the terms that a mini is a very good example of a boat worthy of going offshore; if it doesn't measure in perhaps the rule needs to be re-examined.
  7. How in the actual fuck is a Pogo2 deemed not capable of doing any offshore race?
  8. yeah... its the bundles of nerves near the surface at your hips... Mine were numb for ~3 months after Key West a few years back...
  9. Why not? I read somewhere that a dynamic line allows the sail to give a little when pounding and reduces shock loads saving hardware, running rigging and extending the life of your sail- I thought the idea of using the new dynamic lines was to absorb and store energy. As wind velocity goes up and down that energy is absorbed and released creating a wider upwind groove and a higher percentage of time on target speeds.
  10. you're not supposed to look just at the position of the boom and/or how close the clew is to the mast... You have to look up at the entire sail.
  11. Likely do to lackluster customer service. me - "hey, wheres that vest I ordered 3 weeks ago?" Atlantis - "oh, its backordered. Itll ship in 2 months" me - "ok, may want to fix your site to indicate a backorder" over 2 months passes me - "hey, wheres that vest I ordered 3 months ago?" Atlantis - "oh... yeah, we didn't make a batch of those, didn't have any plans to either. We'd like to offer you something completely different in every way, would that work?" me - "??"
  12. oh yeah... when it goes wrong, it was the pit man... always!!
  13. 4. halyard locks NEVER work the way you want them to, the way they were designed or the way somebody got them to work once... They're right up there with printers and copy machines in the "spawn of Satan" rankings. 5. IMO and I'm sure someone will disagree, but the key to a string drop is to get the bottom of the kite starting to fly up and away from the boat (it will make people look up and think "we're fucked")... tack and sheet off to let the kite work up a bit (takedown line pre-tensioned) then go like hell on the takedown line as the halyard is blown. The whole kite folds in on itself and just disappears. An audible count to get everyone going at the right time does worlds as well. The time gaps are still a 1 or two count max between moves. The location of the patches is also rather important... ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwacJBxtQ8o
  14. Having only sailed with him once I can't say that I knew him but I can echo the sentiments shared previously. Really just an all around nice guy with a love for the sport. Will certainly be missed by many. edit: looks like some good times here... http://www.youtube.com/user/dick1941#p/u/0/sqTZbPtudOc