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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. I don't know if it's the case with the little guys, but at least with the bigger motors, Mercury's are HP rated at the prop versus Yamaha's being rated at the crank. Not a big deal, but explains a lot of the HP/fuel efficiency claims. Damn marketing wienies.
  2. Hate to say it, but this really does come across as Kiwi pouting. It's not like telling a guy to go lie on the bow is exactly hard to copy or the pinnacle of innovation. Then there's the part you guys are forgetting. It's only useful in painfully light air according to half your arguments. ETNZ signed the amendment to change the wind limits to avoid the light air shit. So...
  3. Mari Cha converted pretty well to the cruising life as Sayonara.
  4. Actually, they said they didn't think the trade off was it. No one said they "knew" they were right. If Oracle goes the bike route, full credit to the Kiwis for having the balls to commit to it right out of the gates.
  5. Of course. It's all in good fun though, and not meant in any sort of offensive manor. Just a fun way to wind up the Kiwi's.
  6. Just ignore him. Some of us Americans make fun of of ETNZ being an Arabian boat in good fun, but Happy Jack's always been a bit "off."
  7. It's nice to know there's at least one of you left with a sense of humor!
  8. To be fair, I was just giving you shit. I wish my country loved sailing as much.
  9. At least this answers the question as to why the Kiwi's can't pay for their own boat. At my workplace of roughly 4000 people... we were at work. Catching the replay a few hours later was awesome though.
  10. A little over dramatic much?
  11. They shouldn't, and I'm not making excuses for anyone. Simply saying that one team was used to close quarters combat with these boats, and one wasn't. I'm not faulting NZ in any way, just saying Ainslie might have expected them to have already been up to speed and gone. The fuck up still rests squarely on LRBAR. No argument there. Edit: Stop being such a whiney fanboy for 30 seconds and try your luck at a rational discussion.
  12. Oh, so you're saying Oracle might be refining the jibless technique they used with DogZilla against Alinghi? They probably should, just in case some team tries to copy them.
  13. Honestly, I think Ainslie just screwed up, but have another semi realistic theory. Everyone but NZ have been dancing with each other for quite a bit, whereas NZ has only been practicing starts against a Rib. We all know these boats have insane acceleration. It may have just been a combination of the two expecting different behavior from the other boat. Third theory... Everyone knows that nothing works reliably on a Land Rover.
  14. Which is why I referenced entitled twats. A Mustang GT can be add by the average working stiff.
  15. Mustangs are the punchline of every Cars & Coffee. It's not the car's fault, but every idiot owner leaves with a trail of tire smoke. The results often look like the above photo. The problem is that they're affordable high horsepower cars, so the idiots love them. At least, the Demon will specialize in removing entitled twats from the gene pool.