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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Some impressive manoeuvring by Mr Thistle!
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    My wife went to Ishigaki and some of the surrounding islands last year with a Japanese friend. There is only one international flight coming in each day. Little villages mainly relying on agriculture and fishing with a very low key tourist industry. She toured around one island by car, a smaller one by cycling and the smallest one by a cart pulled by a water buffalo. She loved it and wants to go back with all the family.
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Yeeha! The powder arrived just in time for Cat skiing. My son giving it some. EDIT he is 6ft 1” to give some idea of powder depth
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I’m in Hokkaido at the moment. Last week 135cm of snow. This week that I’ve been here 11cm. Fark!
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ladies and gents. I am afraid that I’m on a skiing holiday and I will not be reporting on the beginning of this leg of the VORG I will probably be back to normal service in Monday so apologies to the polite ones amongst you and to the rest of you. PS I have no access to anything except the App so not expecting much from this leg, but loving the powder, but need more.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I would be very surprised if the wording of the email had not been prepared a long time ago, for just such an occasion, with the advice of some rules guru specifically so that it does not contravene any of RRS 41.
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Leg 4 is now closed. Stay Thirsty M43 made it to the north of Ishigaki and will be DNF. In other news I checked out how many credits it would take to set up the boat without buying the full pack to see if I would have enough credits left for Nav packs. But once I have clicked on the items, I cannot change my mind and get the credits back. Am I missing something obvious? Do I need to buy the full pack and then claim a refund? Thanks TR
  8. End of road for Philippines' jeepney

    I love Jeepneys. I did 2 months back packing round the PIs and most of the land travel was on Jeepneys. The maximum number of passengers is n+1. In the depths of Samar we even had people sitting on the bonnet (hood) as every other inch was crammed full. I saw some incredible places and had great conversations on the back or top of the wonderful vehicles.
  9. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ok. I’ll add them in and post later.
  10. US Navy ship stuck in ice until...

    You haven't lived if you have never steered a vehicle using a pair of mole grips!
  11. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    OK. Buoyed by a new found (and thoroughly misplaced) sense of satisfaction at my proven computer skills, I will now attempt to post updated overall rankings. The main change, coming straight in at No. 5 has been Sapphire Girl/Boat Name/Sign-on Name (I was very happy to hear I was not the only one who was so easily confused...). This means that I need to find an even more outrageous highlighter for that 9. On a slightly more serious note, if you find any of my mistakes, then please let me know. Cheers, TR Rank Group SA Name Boat Name Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Total Discard Score 1 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 1 3 1 9 14 9 5 2 A Breitling Breitling_SA 2 12 3 3 20 12 8 3 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 3 13 7 4 27 13 14 4 A stufishing Stufishing_SA 4 1 24 10 39 24 15 5 C Sapphire Girl Sapphire Girl 6 8 42 1 57 42 15 6 B HKG1203 HKG1203 5 9 2 48 64 48 16 7 A,B Tunnel Rat Mongrel 17 4 11 6 38 17 21 8 B Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 6 10 8 12 36 12 24 9 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 5 23 6 18 52 23 29 10 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 15 5 12 22 54 22 32 11 A Magool Magool 13 25 21 2 61 25 36 12 B Milli Blitzquart 21 2 30 14 67 30 37 13 A Blue Mountain YC shockwave11 64 6 5 31 106 64 42 14 B sailon2 jahmbo SA 28 14 13 15 70 28 42 15 C Will Lee Lorraine III 20 30 17 7 74 30 44 16 B Iluvitar 64 7 18 20 109 64 45 17 A From The Rail A-Squared 19 24 10 38 91 38 53 18 B Mr. Fixit Yodaman 64 22 9 24 119 64 55 19 B jacksparrow Malamute 26 40 16 13 95 40 55 20 B Wet Hog WetHog-SA 8 26 22 27 83 27 56 21 B The Actual Dave Davemw 7 35 37 16 95 37 58 22 B Alpina (Columba) Colomba(Racing) 32 16 20 26 94 32 62 23 B kea.nn kea.nn SA 27 39 15 23 104 39 65 24 B stanlutz USA644RAVEN_SA 64 15 33 19 131 64 67 25 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 16 28 23 28 95 28 67 26 C JeSa-SA JeSa 32 43 4 32 111 43 68 27 A x2sea m2for-SA 18 19 31 64 132 64 68 28 A I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 10 32 28 54 124 54 70 29 A Marty6 Cambodunum 14 42 26 30 112 42 70 30 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 24 17 35 29 105 35 70 31 B unplugged Dcarr 64 18 14 41 137 64 73 32 B mkgsailor J2B2 30 20 25 50 125 50 75 33 A Iced Tea rule69 11 50 34 33 128 50 78 34 A daan62 hutspot77 12 34 38 34 118 38 80 35 B RIGO RIGO 9 27 50 64 150 64 86 36 B Swamp Swamp Rat 64 21 55 11 151 64 87 37 A Ozzy Ozzy85 32 54 19 39 144 54 90 38 B Shorthanded Shorty 40 37 29 25 131 40 91 39 B briar Wing it 38 11 43 45 137 45 92 40 B spadadua 64 31 27 35 157 64 93 41 B Tommmzzz tommmzzz 23 29 45 47 144 47 97 42 C rolltak awkwardturtle 41 51 41 21 154 51 103 43 A N/A MikeVentura 64 46 44 17 171 64 107 44 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 25 45 49 40 159 49 110 45 B GrandbendOnt 33 38 40 49 160 49 111 46 A Sailing My Cubicle SailingMyCubicle 39 36 36 64 175 64 111 47 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 36 48 32 44 160 48 112 48 B EquusAsinusDomesticus ON9270 30 49 47 46 172 49 123 49 B N/A Walkaround 35 53 51 43 182 53 129 50 B hmsmweasel Stay Thirsty M 43 31 47 52 57 187 57 130 51 B Rimike rider1982 64 33 46 51 194 64 130 52 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 64 64 64 5 197 64 133 53 B cg_ 64 41 39 53 197 64 133 54 B RunSampRun Samsonite SA 34 52 48 56 190 56 134 55 B Gufmiester Gufmiester 64 64 64 8 200 64 136 56 B Thijsk ThijsK 29 44 64 64 201 64 137 57 B the-love-boat 22 64 64 64 214 64 150 58 B gary hschutz 64 55 53 42 214 64 150 59 A Ranbow Spirit Ranbow Spirit II 64 64 64 36 228 64 164 60 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 64 64 64 37 229 64 165 61 A Eau Gazeuse 37 64 64 64 229 64 165 62 C Vin Divided Sky 64 64 64 52 244 64 180 63 B CaptainSENer CaptainSENer 64 64 64 55 247 64 183 PS, my records for Leg 1 are incomplete and inexact which is why there are several people who share placings as I cannot accurately rank them.
  12. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Open the picture using Microsoft Office or a similar program. In MO click Picture and then Compress Picture. Choose an appropriate size of file and save the compressed file, then post. How nice not to be an obsolescent old fart!
  13. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Thank you. I have just administered a sharp slap to my forehead.
  14. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Thanks for that I will incorporate those results - it looks like you end up in first place for SA in Leg 4, nice result. Please can you clarify your boat name, please, I can't find Boat name or Sign-on Name. Thanks.
  15. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    From one of the Administrator on the VORG forum, garbled by google: Hello, The Hong Kong> Hong Kong stage program is not adapted to be played optimally on VRO3 An official stage of the Volvo Ocean Race, (as on every stage of the VOR) will run throughout the Hong Kong period on VR Inshore. The next step # 6 towards Auckland, will be online very soon.