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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. Was driving up Beach Rd two night ago to see a rather larger boat (looked a bit like the old 65 ft Brindabella) aground of Beaumaris beach. Anyone know how it managed to get itself there?
  2. Listening to some of the old SYC members at my club now, it would appear that Sandringham has been taken over by "non-sailing members" with many of the "sailors" heading for other clubs due to the unfriendly, super commercial feel of SYC now-a-days.
  3. Boat 1 for sale, boat 2 not sailing, and boat 3 deal falls through. Are there issues or should we just stay calm?
  4. Anyone know who is apparently looking at the 2012 TP Audi All-for One to join the growing band of boats here in Melb? Is this boat a sistership to Shogun?
  5. What happened to Quest and Rags? Or is it just the usual Sydney line of "I could not be farked racing in Melbourne"?
  6. Current owner spent loads of $ on the Corby but still commissioned an new RP52 IRC. That sums it up pretty well as to what he thought of it. Anyone know what's happening with the old Shogun and Calm now that the owners have new toys? Rumours are that RH cannot even get a sniff on the old Shogun. Getting rid of them looks like being a major issue unless they price them at give away prices, and even then, who wants to own a older generation TP when there are now three latest generation ones in Australia to race against.
  7. Anyone know how you pronounce or spell "Cougar" in Russian?
  8. Two new (2011) TP52s heading to SYC?
  9. Yeah, fantastic news if it happens. And then he can race it in the virtually non-existent Div Zero. WooHoo, bet he can't wait for that!! Let's face it, Div 0 is dead. Begs the question what's happened to all the boats? Calm (only boat out racing regularly) Terrafirma (in Sydney, hardly sailed, why?) The Doll (hardly sails nowadays, why?) Goldfinger (hardly sails nowadays, why?) XLR8 (hardly sails nowadays, why?) Shogun (Sydney based, hardly sailed, why?) Cougar (sold, rumoured to be replaced, but will they get their crew back from Calm?) What are Phil Coombs and Chris Dare up too? They seemed to have disappeared off the earth.
  10. Rumour is the Cougar "has left the cage". Anyone know what's next for Alan?
  11. Wrong ex-Div 0 owner. As for dogs, well I think even CD will admit the last one was a dog. Not sure about the ones before that though.
  12. It's time to face it. Div 0 is dead so the guys in Div 1 better start getting used to the big boats being back in that Division. This being the case, I wonder whether a certain former Div 0 owner will be going ahead with his recent purchase order of one of the Ker 40's from Macca's.
  13. Good rumour. The US is certainly flush with bargains in the grand prix racing space. And at 55 feet it would give him a little gap on the hot 50-52 footers and so frech aire around the race course. Interesting. Mex I couldn't see him sailing in another shitter after the last one, and aren't his kids sailing now?
  14. I appreciate you point of view. If that is the general consensus, why does SYC enter a team, considering the cost of entry is born by the members? Save the $1000 and put it to use elsewhere? If so where? SYC smacked again. I'd suggest you just not bother in future. It's becoming embarrassing for you guys.
  15. What happened yesterday? In Div 0 Race 1, Veloce wins from the TP52s, and GF doesn't even finish. In Race 2 Veloce wins, Cougar and GF both DNF, and Shogun DNC. Lot's of DNFs in Div 1 also. If it was blowing 40 knots as pikey suggests, they normally would not have raced. Only winner is North Sails? I think they cover most of the Div 0 fleet.