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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. On BT Sport1 today, 30 minute introductory programme at 1730BST followed by Qualifiers 1800-2100. http://sport.bt.com/tv-guide-01363810618853
  2. ^ Yes. The reason Android set-top boxes are selling by the million in the UK is primarily that football (soccer) fans aren't prepared to pay for both Sky and BT Sports subscriptions. The music business is finally recovering because it has worked out that if you allow people to buy one streaming subscription for (more or less) anything they want, most people are prepared to pay for it.
  3. Nah. It's OK. Quite good fun.
  4. Buy an Android set top box and an air-mouse. Cheap as chips and you can install pretty much any app that works on an Android mobile. Other posts here have detailed non geoblocked apps that look like they are going to give access to live coverage, And in the unlikely event anyone from ACEA is reading this, this is fucking ridiculous. If I had a legitimate way to access live racing without tying me into a minimum 1 year contract for sports content I don't otherwise want, I'd pay for it.
  5. Useful, thanks for putting that together.
  6. Which is apparently available to 75% of UK households. Not however this one. Could Schiller have tried any harder to stop me watching the AC?
  7. I however don't. I don't that much mind what people post if I can ignore them out but TRG's endless sock-puppets crossed the line for me.
  8. The RNLI is a charity. If you don't contribute, and at a wild guess someone who lives in San Diego probably does not, what is or is not a waste of time and money isn't your concern.
  9. However sports teams that represent the UK are normally called Team GB or Team GBR. For a semi-explanation see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37058920
  10. Yes if you'd like to see some well-produced footage of the boats. No if you are expecting to learn anything you didn't already know. Except confirmation of the budget £110M.
  11. Well thank you. I'm still on SAAC. Not very much in the TeamNZ thread because the signal to noise ratio is so shit. Hey if the denizens here like it that way, and they mostly seem to, that's OK but for me it's not so interesting.
  12. Reasonable accuracy in the UK is limited to 3-4 days. UK and BDA are both affected by North Atlantic lows so I imagine the accuracy is similar.
  13. It is easy enough to check what RRSAC actually says and what it says is very simple. RRS 52 ("Manual power") is struck out. RRS 42 ("Propulsion") is struck out except for this pared-down preamble. (ACRRS) 42 PROPULSION A yacht shall compete only by using the wind and water to increase, maintain or decrease her speed. Her crew may adjust the trim of the wing, sails, rudders, daggerboards and hulls, and perform other acts of seamanship. The bulk of RRS42 deals with definitions of prohibited actions such as pumping and exceptions. All of that is struck out. So there is no definition of "pumping" and therefore no explicit prohibition. It seems clear enough that the second sentence of ACRRS 42 isn't intended to prohibit what RRS42 defines as pumping.
  14. Give it up enigmatically, you have made your point and you are not going to have the last word. Most of us already have an opinion on Indio, one way or the other.