• Announcements

    • UnderDawg

      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.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Monkey

  • Rank
  • Birthday 11/02/1979

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Recent Profile Visitors

18,864 profile views
  1. So, based on your incredibly clever Xerox reference, I'll just assume you understand how copying works. A perfect copy would make both boats equal. So you think Spithill is the better helmsman? Interesting. I'd keep that opinion quiet around your parts, but I get it.
  2. Saturday will answer all the questions. Realistically, I think NZ still owns this. The optimist in me is hoping Oracle pulled the craziest sandbag effort ever to wipe out the five day window to change the boat. Either way, I just hope both boats sail safe and we get a good show.
  3. Despite being an active drone enthusiast, I was hoping the video would end with one of the water bombers dropping a full load right on that asshat's drone and swatting it out of the sky. The nice thing is that these idiots can't resist sharing their "great" videos on YouTube, Facebook, etc. and then the drone community hunts them down with a vengeance and turns them in to the authorities. We hate this shit.
  4. I do. With Oracle's assets, if it were accurate, this coming Saturday would be funny. (I don't think it will be.)
  5. Horse shit. The tactition moving aft to peddle away on something slightly more evolved than an excercise bike doesn't look anything like what NZ is doing. The foils look nothing like NZ. Testing their methods of turning corners is just plain smart. Im not sure what broke ass factory refurbs Xerox has been selling to you guys in New Zealand, but around here they make pretty good copies.
  6. No, I made a stupid, worn out, inaccurate joke for frame of reference. It's called humor.
  7. Not demolishing at all. I've said many times, months ago, that I'm an Oracle fan but kind of hope NZ wins because Larry devolved into being just as bad as Ernie. I still pull for Oracle because it pisses me off seeing that American flag romp around the course in second, but trust me, there'll be no sleep lost if Larry never gets involved in the Cup again.
  8. At what point did you think I was easily offended? I was just commenting that it's a worn out, inaccurate joke. One would think you sheep fuckers would understand that. (See what I did there? )
  9. Can Indio and the other idiots please get over the tired joke of "Oracle Xerox". In case you muppets haven't noticed, ETNZ have a better boat precisely because Oracle hasn't copied them, even though they could've if they'd reacted in time. Despite being an Oracle fan, I'll offer Oracle Ostrich in exchange. They stuck their heads in the sand and ignored the obvious.
  10. I want Alinghi back in the mix, just because it'd be hilarious to find out he offered crazy money and hit the line with Burling, Tuke, etc. on Alinghi!
  11. You're wildly confused about what I said. The lesson learned back when they tried peddle power on that Swedish 12 meter was that response time is slower with legs versus arms, despite the extra power. Hence the reason conventional arm powered grinders are the norm. The AC boats trim by pushing a button and unleashingh the built up hydraulic pressure. Legs seem to be vastly superior at consistent power, such as charging hydraulics. Arms still seem to win when you yell "trim" and spin a winch.
  12. It just doesn't work. NZ nailed it on this one specifically because of the hydraulics. Legs have gobs more power and for longer durations, but they don't have the instant acceleration that arms do. When charging a hydraulic actuator, I think we're all ready to admit the bikes are a winner. Other than slow and steady, not so much when tied directly to a winch.
  13. Personally, I hope NZ pulls a nationality clause restriction on crew. That way we can quote each and every Kiwi here about all the times they said NZ would be the best custodian of the Cup and represent the DoG. I'd die laughing.
  14. Even more embarrassing. Go put your helmet back on and wait for someone to take care of you.
  15. True, but at least he's got you beat as a "never was."