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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. Reminded me so much of HCW's past, not this year though! The local Sporties enjoying a squall at the start of yesterdays race Hopefully will get some time to do a proper edit.. Keep the flame burning
  2. Looking forward to it Gorn... radar looks a bit messy to the NW...
  3. For U doll... cooking chick that you are http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDXuDJtUM4o
  4. There will be a great welcome in AUS for you MSG. Fingers crossed Cheers S
  5. Will have a look.. in the process of cutting it all together now.
  6. Excellent vid.. Singoviv..
  7. HcW doing the biz.. We are just sorting out the footage.... wasn't all rain n Moths http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WyffhSE1u4 BTW thanks for the fabulous hospitality William and I had a blast
  8. Blake.. ONYA
  9. Scott in 3... K.. had to re-encode down.. will try again on.. as said the un-edited rushes.. Have a good interview with Scott too - great guy.. plus loads more.. and some of the more trad HcW competitors.. Please feel free to re-link etc,, As normal ENJOY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FPj0ZQ5Gys
  10. Youtube stuffed up the last one.. so while waiting a re-encode, enjoy what happens to media that hop onto a NON-OFFICIAL media boat... Poor things Also a bit of a profile of Nicole from Sailing-Images.Net http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qynjDkTLtXk Too much fun and yes we did seem to upset the Water Police on a drill???
  11. Especially for your Knobbly, have some HD footage of Scott B finishing OLD on the upload now... a rough cut from the forthcoming doco.. your right almost as if they are aliens! Will go have a glass of refreshing Sparkling Ale, then post the link as looks as if it will take YouTube 90mins to process
  12. Two Tribes entertaining the crowd... and ripping it up!.. WOW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxreAPbhC3Q
  13. Two Tribes.. 3 laps completed, just out the door Try Flying.. 1..lap... Whispering........ Heavy shower to freshen up the Sailors
  14. Morning sked.. on way.. a boat adrift...(not one of ours).. More to come Interview now up.. with the one lap dash winner.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fbZ1UPX0-E Atmos is stunning.. Just a tiny breeze with the birds just starting up, lights from the towns across the bay flickering, with the boats Nav lights ghosting> Quite warm with heavy clouds and twilight.. Blake just about to do his 'Good Morning Lake Mac'... Too good..