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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. Did I say well done to the kiwi's, Well Done out started a starter out technology'd a technology company and underspent them to boot I'm sure used the youngest helm ever sailed the boat without anyone touching any rope With PLC control you could have a computer assisting in making decisions? ( I think thats where Dalts saying its getting away from sailors sailing not that he said that exactly but the press too dumb to ask) Where are we headed, that's heading to RC yacht land and then VR simulation, no yachts needed, yuk?
  2. ok got it, its going to be land yachts!!
  3. Dalton in the presser, sailing needs to be sailing, needs to be relevant not hydraulics, yet foiling is great but too rough in NZ. are we getting a foiling mono for the next cup?
  4. I can loan them a velocitek?
  5. its will be like DC's "Comeback" but in reverse
  6. also allows the helm to sail one handed so he can wave!
  7. PS would a moth beat an AC50 around the course? They seem to have a tacking angle like a hobie 16
  8. So much shit and hot air in NZ , the sheep need safety equipment
  9. great news , you won the protest
  10. Yes I'm not saying they didnt have a lots on their plate but the fundamental part of that job was to patrol a no fly zone and hence take action if something is flying in it. you have to be in the correct place to carry out that order, so I guess the navy has a new position on the bridge now, the guy who knows where we are? Its amazing really that 2 guys in a passenger plane can fly it where they have been told to go, 2 guys in a fighter jet can fly and fire on an enemy and the Navy needs 100 on the bridge and still cant get it right?
  11. yer they were lost meaning the didnt know where they were, they just thought they did, thats called lost if they werent lost that aircraft would not have been overhead of them, the aircraft wasnt lost they were in the correct place. I guess I should feel sorry for the navy, they had a job to patrol an area but they couldnt find it?
  12. I thought the only cause of the Vincennes cock was they were lost hence wrong decisions made from incoming data? The logbook redacted in the investgation
  13. 2 facts One vessel has a dent in its stb Side. One vessel had military intelligence
  14. you guys meeting up whilst you are on the same island?
  15. push to pass button like F1 so the viewers dont switch off after the start