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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. Looks very clear. Rib was stationary, or close to it, M32 changed direction, could have easily past in front of the rib but wasn't looking. Anarchy way to quick to assume as a powerboat, they must be in the wrong. M32 Skipper lucky not to be up for manslaughter. Was the person on the cat's tiller a pro or tourist?
  2. "No sailing campaign if fully funded by YNZ, all athletes must part fund their own campaigns" Yet even though they qualify for an Olympic sport, NZ Sailing can still say no and all the 'self funded' effort and donated $ is now worthless. At the end of the day, the Sailing Governance ask a lot of athletes only to crush them if they aren't medal worthy. Is this the kind of culture we want flowing through our ranks?
  3. 'While the selection policy is drafted to provide huge discretion to YNZ, this does not obviate its obligations to abide by the rules of natural justice and to ensure basic fairness in its implementation.
  4. It was Lloyd and Elks that qualified AUS, and I and enough people I know would gladly donate the cash needed to send them.
  5. Looks like it might be too little too late but... https://www.facebook.com/Aus49erfx/?fref=nf. I understand the budget points but cash for gold shouldn't be what the Olympics are about. Simply the best for each country competing in the spirit of sportsmanship. I'm sure the girls could raise the funds if Aus selectors gave them the opportunity. Even is Gold was the only goal, then a previous games under their belt would only strengthen their chances in 2020
  6. After Anarchy's interesting http://sailinganarchy.com/2016/04/22/stolen-dreams/article. Australia has joined the ranks of countries denying an Olympic dream to a young team of athletes. Ranked 13th in the world, yet not good enough to race against the 20 other countries at Rio, this isn't what the Olympics should be about! http://www.mysailing.com.au/latest/appeals-lodged-after-australian-selectors-omit-tess-lloyd-and-caitlin-elks-from-the-olympic-team Three more names have been added to the Australian Sailing Team for the Rio Olympics but two appeals have been lodged over the decision not to send a 49erFX team, and over the selection of the sailor to represent Australia in the Finn http://www.mysailing.com.au/latest/appeals-lodged-after-australian-selectors-omit-tess-lloyd-and-caitlin-elks-from-the-olympic-team
  7. http://www.theonion.com/article/rich-guy-wins-yacht-race-620 NEWPORT, RIā€“Some rich guy came in first Monday in that big, famous yacht race held every year at the Newport Yacht Club, a big, fancy yacht place with "a whole lot of really expensive-looking boats and shit," sources reported. "There were a whole bunch of boats out there on the water, with all these rich guys running around on them, moving ropes from here to there and switching sails around to, you know, try to make the boats go faster, I guess," said 61-year-old Newport-area dockworker Bill Duigan, who witnessed the rich guy's stunning 11th-hour victory from more than three miles away while hosing bird shit off a pier. "I couldn't see what was going on too well, on account of they were way the hell out there on the water, but from where I stood, I guess I'd have to say it looked like that one with the blue sails was movin' at a pretty good clip. I heard he was the one that won." Duigan was then yelled at to quit talking and get back to work. The victory marks the approximately 87,000th consecutive yacht race to be won by a rich guy since competitive yachting began, oh, probably a hell of a long time ago, sources figured.
  8. So who was the muppet that sent the keelboats on a course through PMYC's start line whilst div1 (sabots, laser 4.7s) were in sequence. Not like it couldn't have been predicted since we start at 2pm every Saturday.