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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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    18 Footers<br />Mumm 30s<br />Hood 23s<br />Melges 24s<br />Wally 77s
  1. That is a very small number of people.
  2. Seems to me that a lot of the "improvements" to the LV/AC that are being promoted by His Royal Highness Russel and his (knighted) mates are all about bigger pay cheques for the sailors and more of them. They are cheapening the Cup to line their own pockets.
  3. Thanks. Very sad.
  4. Anyone have any update on what has happened to (this) Moonduster? http://afloat.ie/sail/historic-boats/item/31463-irish-yacht-moonduster-is-a-sad-sight
  5. Get a half decent crew.
  6. Clean Could you please provide further details of the "big cash settlement from Donna B". Thanks in advance
  7. M3 is no longer on the beach. Any info? UFO/alien abduction?
  8. Clean Rather than participating in the speculation as to blame, could you please do something useful and update us on the condition of the woman who was injured. Some of us are genuinely concerned about her. Thank you.
  9. That's how I always dock my cruiser racer - with a RIB.
  10. Schitten passage
  11. i'm still fucking waiting for the fucking interview with that fucktard who sailed into the fucking side of the fucking ferry on sydney fucking harbour last fucking weekend. for fuck's sake clean, get fucking onto it. although seeing how fucking long it took clean to get a fucking interview with his fucking mate about the fucking incompetence on fucking rainmaker it may take a fucking lot longer to get this one. if you come to fucking sydney i've got a fucking place for you to stay as long as you watch your fucking language in front of my fucking missus.
  12. Clean I'm waiting for part 3. Maybe the reason for the delay is that you are trying to sanitise and disinfect it before it goes to press. But you know what, you will never be able to remove the smell of bullshit completely. That's what this "interview" is. No wonder you don't like the term "journalism". Treat your readers with some respect. They are and intelligent and experimented group of sailors. And naturally some of them are cunts. Your term not mine.
  13. Clean I've read and reread part 2 of the interview. It's airbrushed, sanitised and disinfected. Riddled with the lawyer speak you claim to detest, and will translate nicely into a report to the insurer. I guess you have another chance in part 3 to stop being a lawyer and start being a journalist. While Captain Bailet may impress the insurers with the detailed account of his due diligence and the "act of god" that took the rig down, the readers of this forum are simply having their intelligence insulted. You are certainly doing a bad job of claiming that you left the legal profession behind long ago, because this sure isn't great journalism.
  14. Clean I have read the article in Latitude 38 by Moonduster and have read your interview with the skipper of Rainmaker. Moonduster provides a frank and honest account of what happened, gives an explanation of "where, when, why and how" shit went down, and some analysis of the mistakes he made and why he made the decisions that led to those mistakes. I have reread the article and narcissism is notably absent. Your interview, although presently incomplete, reads like the type of statement a lawyer has approved. It lacks the frankness and honesty of Moonduster's story, and as far as "Part 1" is concerned, seems like a typical ass covering lawyer speak version of events. You may have left being lawyer behind, but this interview is more about lawyering than journalism. Clean, you have a chance in parts 2 & 3 to reclaim some journalistic integrity, but to do so you need to do what Moonduster has done - provide an honest account of what happened, and an even more honest account of how and why it happened. Having read Moonduster's story the reader comes away having learnt and understood where he went wrong and how he lost his boat. I am hopeful that you can turn this thing around, but so far the way in which the story has been "revealed", incompletely, and more significantly, smelling of having been sent to a team of lawyers for approval before publication, can hardly be described as "sailing anarchy". It's lame mate. Your readers deserve better.