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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 cant be fucked reading through the rules. So for those who care enough to have done so, how tightly controlled is dagger board placement in the rules. if ETNZ knew that hoped to run without a jib could they have played with foil placement to suit or could they only play with foil areas and rake to offset changes in LCE and LCR
  2. that is a cop out on the result between ETNZ and Artemis. Just cause they didn't run the full course doesn't mean there wasn't a clear leader when they pulled the plug.
  3. I don't think you'll see an instant improvement. They won't get the real benifit till they upgrade systems and techniques to use the available power.
  4. Stays the same length?
  5. There was a team from cali Whose grasp of rules was pretty smelly But the kiwis had bikes Those crazy little tikes now i cant wait to watch it on Telly
  6. Thought you were talking about this
  7. The fact is these boats are fucking fast but can stop even faster if you know it's about to happen or fuck up and dip a bow. So sitting behind another boat in prestart is no longer a safe or viable option.
  8. even more impressive once you realise its a tack not a gybe.
  9. what i find interesting with the modern Team New Zealand (post 2001) is they seem determined to out design the competition on all fronts. Legend has it that Blake's brief to the designers for the 1996 cup was to give them a good honest boat so they could concentrate on sailing and beat everyone on the water.
  10. Is the blue sail Landy? Bloody hard to read his "contrasting" sail numbers. The shorter mast sure looks like a more elegant way to lower the centre of effort than Stevie's tortured leach.
  11. It's an early marketing render. Don't expect it to match the boat too closely
  12. Does anyone know (as against have an unfounded guess) how much involvement RP have had with the last few rounds of Oats upgrades?
  13. Also try Peter F Hamilton. Big fat quality space opera
  14. Going back to your comment about "name of the wind". Rothfuss and Martin have pretty much cured me of starting to read series before its complete.
  15. Is it even Artemis or is it a youth trainer?