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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. As soon as I can step up my peasant oppression and get my colonial dynasties finally producing I'll be sure to be getting two boats a year! Which will then mean I'll be spending all my time rigging boats, messing w/ carbon and no time sailing. More time on the water + more time sailing against good competition in numbers = good results. Well done Glen and Sam.
  2. You should be able to find all the videos here: http://www.yccarnac.com/International-14-World-Championships-news.html Really is a good event - racing gets going today again at noon
  3. Team racing got off yesterday - in a 8 knots and dying breeze... Team GBR1 dominated with 5 wins - Team USA with a 4-1 and I think AUS had the same. USA and AUS were going at it when that race was abandoned... Canada was doing well I think (not sure on scores, sorry!) and there were 3 German teams and a few 'refugee' teams also out there. Round robins will continue today if the breeze comes up,. but its the big big Team Race Party/Banquet tonight where all the mayhem will ensue for sure. 79-80 boats are registered and the full on Worlds racing starts on Friday. Carnac is a fantastic venue, but it looks like we'll get a bit of the light for the next 4-5 days or so - hopefully not too light! -TG
  4. Time for some great skiff sailing fancy frenchy style. Truswell to repeat? Will Archie come storming back in a new ride? Devine & Footy punch their way to the top? Or will we have a dark horse? 80 skiffs on the line, this is going to be a good one! -TG
  5. results after day 1 - Super light and a bit lumpy, race 3 was a painful distance race. Marathon day on the water. Hendo doing some work and showing the oddsmakers are way off! http://www.abyc.org/upload/2016_%20I14_Results.htm
  6. no doubt... always a case for just leaving the boats there. Boats will start getting it going today - word was someone had an odds table - we'll see if it gets posted.
  7. Welcome to Long Beach! A few boats out practicing this weekend - saw 15-20 and great conditions.
  8. 19 Boats entered so far in this years I-14 US National Championships. Hosted by ABYC in Long Beach with a mix of racing inside and outside the breakwater including a distance race. A lot of really good boats entered with no run away favorites... boats have been out practicing the last month+ and are gearing up for what looks like could be a battle. This should be a good one! http://qwww.abyc.org/home.cfm
  9. https://kai-andrade-photos.smugmug.com/Regattas-2016 Here is the link for all the photos that Kai took at PacRims... check it. Days 1 & 2. Some good battles for sure... nice sequence on day 1 from 90-113.
  10. Everyone was stoked to go out with you all. We hope to do more of that in the future!
  11. Polish, can we use this as a quote? "Sail 14's, don't be a chump!"
  12. Nationals at ABYC is looking to be good size - looking at a loose count we should be pretty close to 20 there in June. Fleet is getting tough!
  13. results - a bit of a delay from Island time. The I14USA group on FB has a bit of info on it, we'll get more here as well
  14. @Irrational14... that was legit! I like yours better, but I was thought 14's were more like a drug habit... the crack cocaine of sailing... most don't try it at all and are spooked by the mere thought of jumping on a skiff; a good number do try it, have an insane experience good or bad but freak and say 'never ever again!'... and then rest of us are just hooked solid, can't get enough, and barely manage to keep our jobs and relationships while we keep stoking and fueling our 14 addiction. Get the 14.
  15. thanks for sharing... good stuff. Such an awesome place to sail these boats!