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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. That's a good argument to apply to an OD fleet.Any mixed fleet like this needs a rating system to equalise boat capability. In theory after applying the rating (OMR in this case) all boats would finish on the same corrected time if their crews were equally skilled and sailed to the same level and had the same wind/sea conditions. So it is designed to determine the best sailors. You can also apply a rolling handicap system to try and give every player a prize. Some regattas do both to reward the best sailors for the week and recognise those who improve the most and would likely win the handicap prize. Encouragement awards for fun regattas at Airlie and Hammo are fine but when we get to the real championship at Wangi everyone wants to win on OMR!!! Just on that bit I've highlighted bold, I disagree - a poor design is a poor design and a rating system need not correct that. I'd say if the boats were well designed, crews equally skilled, etc...
  2. Have to agree. Last Post and Lydia. Either you have something to tell the SA community or you do not. To date you are both guilty of rumour mongering and innuendo. I had thought you both above that. Dude, this is Sailing Anarchy... seriously...? :-)
  3. WetWild, we're not the OA for the nationals. That is a different event for which the OA is the Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club. We cant speak on their behalf, questions about that event and its PR or media need to be directed to that event. I believe Shane Russell is your man.
  4. WildlyWet, there is no mention of the nationals because YA is not running the nationals. Speak with Shaneo about the nationals.
  5. YA's position is stated publicly in the email which was copied into a post above, and in this month's newsletter at http://www.yachting.org.au/another-australian-championship-for-audi-hamilton-island-race-week-2016/ You have it in stereo. Give me a call if you'd like to hear it again.
  6. Hi All, You're welcome to contact me. My direct line is 02 8424 7408. I've spoken at length with Shane Russell from the Wangi Amateur RSL Sailing Club and we're all okay. I've spoken with Zorro2 who has provided some comment above (I think his posts were before he and I spoke), and we're all okay there too. Regards, Glen Stanaway Sport Services Manager @ YA
  7. No, it wasn't white supremacy, it was their supremacy. Their people, their businesses, their government. Plenty of white people who didn't buy into their political/economic bloc were excluded. It was self interest, not white supremacy.
  8. No. The flag stands for white supremacy. Its those that think it represents something else that are mis-using it. No, the flag is just a bit of cloth with colours and stuff printed on it. You believe it stands for white supremacy. That is your belief. There are others who believe it stands for other stuff. Some people believe it represents standing up to the economic bully boys from the north. Some think its just anti-establishment. I believe it stands for TV re-runs of the Dukes of Hazard. I think in truth at the time it was the flag of the Confederates; their political bloc and their military and ya'all overthinking it. And I thought Australia was the home of politically correct do-gooders... I stand better informed.
  9. Or someone of hispanic background be offended by both
  10. Thank you Sir. It comes to me at YA and results get circulated to those people involved in specific projects reviewing the SRs.
  11. https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2207736/Review-of-Special-Regs-for-Keel-boats-and-Multihulls For those who'd be so kind... Thanks!
  12. Don't think I mentioned inattentive tacticians. As for inattentive drivers...there are bucket loads of them and your probably one of them. You're not your
  13. Yes, and you've been around long enough to get it. The draft is dependent on the weight. Weights vary. The heavier the boat the greater the draft. The class rules have minima and maxima dimensions. Eg: A class minimum weight. But boats might be heavier. A maximum sail area. But some sails might be a bit smaller. Anyway Mr Bag, its quite reasonable that a OD class has small variations in any data.
  14. flatbag, surely you can be more positive than that...