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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. Good Luck Artemis!
  2. He's in the one BarnyB posted earlier. Understood! Good I thought its seemed strange if he was missing.
  3. Where is Paul in the video? Does he avoid good PR? After all the crap slung at these guys I hope they go out there with their hair on fire, a nothing to lose attitude, and put it on those guys. It's a long shot, but these guys might just surprise some around here. They're pros, and will handle the blue boat just fine. That bad-luck red is gone, and blue may be the new good luck this team needs.
  4. waddabout the other side of the boat? They must be from New Jersey!
  5. The hope is if they can string a few good things in a row. A good launch, a good sail, some foiling, maybe they hit 40knots, than they race and hope they can make around the course. If they can finish a race within 5mins of LP or ETNZ its a win. If they can do all that they will turn some heads because of potential. That will scare some people, because they have nothing to lose.
  6. Once they start sailing and they know they can handle the starts they should go out. Just for a lap or two would have some value. With the 5min rule it will be hard for them to finish, so why not go out they are warm up a bit.
  7. PC claims the committee including ETNZ Jim Farmer wrote the 37 recommendations, but Jim writes this below. "Ultimately the Committee found itself unable to make recommendations as a committee because issues around legal liability were unable to be satisfactorily resolved by the Event Authority and the Golden Gate Yacht Club. However, Iain Murray, in his capacity as Regatta Director, following that investigation, did make 37 safety recommendations which have since been attached as conditions of the Permit issued by the US Coast Guard to hold the Event on San Francisco Bay."
  8. America has missed making the challengers finals once in the cup history. Defend the Cup more then once and you can brag a-little.
  9. Hearts and Prayers! My heart is broken for Bart's family. He died doing what he loved, but should have lived much longer.
  10. Unlikely, You mean the team who went with the least risk/reward design is now going completely the other way and expects to be successful. High risk/reward seems very desperate. I expect them to close the gap, and try to build on that success.The other teams have to much real data and design evolution to be leapfrogged, by a computer model with not supporting data. OR models seem to be off when they launch 17. Broken dagger board, shaky platform and low volume bows. They have taken that data back updated their models and now they have moved forward. ETNZ has chosen to build on success taking more risk as they understand the boat more, which has enabled them to backtrack less and build on more reliable data. They stand in a good place with the ability to put data into wing 3, mods to boat #1 and foils. They have had priorities in order 1. Foils 2. Wing 3. Boat