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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've tried watching sailing and rugby sevens via the NBCSports app on my apple tv. All I seem to get are commercials for enterprise and "Rio 2016" graphics. Fast forwarding through the replays in order to find content is just as much of a waste of time because each time I fast forward, I have to sit through 4-6 commercials before I even know where I am in the telecast. Guess I'll just VPN to a UK IP address and try to watch via the BBC. Why is it that NBC is able to repeatedly fuck up something so simple? I get the need monetize it via advertisements but when what you're serving up is mostly ads and little content, people are going to go elsewhere. Just my .02
  2. No campgrounds open to foreigners in Bermuda... . But hey, thanks for your opinion.
  3. My usual ride withdrew as well. I couldn't go due to work and I respect their decision. Has to be a tough call to make with hotel reservations, vacation time etc. set up.
  4. Was the goal of this event to promote sailing, or to promote the America's Cup? The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series is a fleet race. The America's Cup is a match race. This is a serious brand hijacking and resultant dilution. It was Roller Derby Racing. Amusing at times, but you sure don't need to spend large on developing some high tech boat for this purpose, have massive training bases and all that goes along with that. Other than the name, I think what we saw this weekend is called a more expensive ESS. Can't exactly promote the America's Cup without promoting sailing because, wait for it, the America's Cup is a sailboat race. I agree with your point that it was a more expensive ESS but it still attracted new people to the sport which adds value to the sponsors' $$$ and maybe might help convert landlubbers into sailors. I don't think I've read a single thread in these forums that complain about too many people sailing. So for that - it worked.
  5. Cam down from Boston yesterday to watch from Battery Park City, my father and a sailing friend even flew up from Florida. Obviously disappointed that the racing was a bit of a cock-up but we still enjoyed ourselves. We dragged along some none sailors that lived in NYC who ended up loving it and want to know more about the sport. One even returned to Battery Park today on his own because he knew the weather was better and they'll actually race. So yeah, for all its shortcomings thise spectacle did manage to get some non-sailors interested in our sport. Isn't that a positive?
  6. That's the exact order. Taking 3 luger's virgins and I've told them to not even bother ordering. If they balk at steaks rare I'm kicking them out.
  7. Decided to take a weekend trip to NYC. Peter Lugers for Friday dinner, watching some sailing in likely shitty weather on Sat.
  8. Jealous. Was in Santa Barbara for a wedding last September and fell in love with that place.
  9. Are you willing to take the wear and tear hit on your new ride from all the extra miles necessary to turn a decent profit with Uber? I have met a few uber X drivers that do it in the mornings and evenings to kill time before heading to/from their 9-5 job. Not sure if that generates enough income to make it worthwhile though.
  10. You turn off the secondary hotspot that Comcast creates in your rental modem through its settings. Lots of google on how to. Comcast claims that the additional traffic won't affect your bandwith, but I don't trust em.
  11. Heading to North Conway, NH this weekend. Mountains seem to be about half open but maybe tonight's alleged snow will help change that.
  12. Priceline - name your own price. Have gotten some fun rides for quite cheap that way. And always be sure to start your rental time a little before your flight arrives. I once got to the counter an hour early and they wanted to charge me an extra day.
  13. Did my first Bermuda race on "Firefly" a Morris pre-cursor to their Ocean Series. Loved that boat. If I win tomorrow's powerball, my dream is to get something like her.
  14. Good question. My dad talks about sailing on those while growing up.
  15. Got an invite to go and am now figuring out if I can make the trip work.