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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Boris certainly looks like he's eaten a few cakes in his time.
  2. Get your head out of your backside, there's a big wide world out there. The Bol d'Or is a very significant event in sailing development.
  3. Excellent. I can also reveal that in an attempt to deflect negative attention from our PM's "Maybot" image and find something useful for the disruptive fucker to do, Boris Johnson will be appointed "Minister for Fun" with a £1000M budget for LRBAR. However a condition of the funding will be that Boris personally takes the helm. While he's not so far noted for yachting prowess, he is confident as an Old Etonian that his effortless superiority will waft him to victory.
  4. audience

    Failing? ESS seems to be sustainable. At a campaign cost around a third of the ACWS and at a fee to venues that is a fraction of the ACWS so that a sufficient number of venues are willing to pay to bring some tourists in. I've personally gone along to both ESS and ACWS events and neither are very much my own idea of a fun day out but there again I am not a "sports fan".
  5. Oh come on. Is boring here. We need a new conspiracy theory.
  6. Some people follow soap operas. I follow SAAC. Pretty much the same thing.
  7. Cup Holders plural, eh? There's a whole new conspiracy thread to be had right there in this tedious waiting period.
  8. COR

    Are CoR, I presume you mean. Unlikely as Artemis has previously declined to pick up that poisoned chalice.
  9. COR

    Incorrect, they had already gone before the change from AC62 to AC50. It was a money problem. I imagine they expected other sponsors to get on board and they didn't.
  10. Yes that period, leading up to AC33. There was support for what the team now known as OTUSA was doing from Grant Dalton, from most of the sailing media and febrile support from 95% of SAAC, including some of the same individuals who throw stones at OTUSA today.
  11. Is that so? Who are all these $B wannabe defenders excluded by LE and where were they in AC34 when the protocol most definitely provided for defender selection trials?
  12. Apparently it is what you want. I'm very far from certain about "everyone". I'm not sure why the AC would choose to hitch its wagon to a fading commercial event.
  13. Plenty of criticism of the time it took to stage the event, as I recall. In any case, these are different times. Today's hero becoming tomorrow's laughing stock is part of the Zeitgeist and I'd expect exactly the same outcome should LRBAR ever lift the Cup. We shall see.
  14. Not at all. I'm here for the long term. Oracle used to be considered the saviour of the Cup. Now they are classed as pond-scum. ETNZ is now considered to be the saviour of the Cup. Have you considered the possibility of a recurring pattern?