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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. Spanish?
  2. Well down to the business end of the campaign for ETNZ and what a wonderful display of true grit by the whole team to get this far. The adversity of 2013 and the fall out from that to now has put all those critics to rest. You heed that CEO Oracle and all the sock puppets you used. Obviously no matter what your gripe was/is with Dalton, it has now been proven how very wrong you have been. Man up and admit it.
  3. They will buy a defeated challenger platform. All one design afterall
  4. And what happens if the first is destroyed genuinely AC postponed 'til they build a new one? They have SBJ as their back up boat.
  5. +1
  6. well that debunks all those re cyclors not being able to stay aboard with g forces. thanks for the videos MIHBDA
  7. windsheilds for port and starboard cyclors
  8. ETNZ will stick to the schedule!!
  9. What a sad fuck this continual troll is. All the time spent on a keyboard spouting his warped views. Obviously hasn't a real meaningful life, but hey, whatever floats his boat. As DT says, sad real sad. (should relate to this speak). Off now to lead a meaningful/ fullfulling life, so leave the troll to do what he does best.
  10. Dude, I wasn't saying they will be tacking, gybing more for the sake of match racing, Dude I was saying the course length vs the amount of tacks etc will require better manoeurves in order to get up to speed quicker to have a advantage.
  11. with the courses being so small this time around, then one would think that manoeuvres would be the most important. The best(fastest) at tacking/gybing resulting in up to max speed again will command a huge advantage as ratio of manoeuvres to course size is far greater than previous AC's. This is sprint racing now, totally different.
  12. I heard the other day in the news that Sky was losing 200 customers per day in NZ and have been because of Netflix etc. So by the AC comes around who knows.
  13. if the breeze got up to this, then racing would be abandond because "SAFETY". The lowest prepped team might have a misshap afterall.
  14. Looks like a slick bit of kit
  15. I'm finding all these no bodies who are pooh poohing this latest idea from ETNZ, just a case of sour grapes. Afterall wasn't this supposed to be as much a design contest as much of a sailing contest for the AC but now reduced down to to a bare minimum. So good on ETNZ. If it works great, if not then it isn't to late to change back to the more one design of the rest.