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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. when are we going to start focusing on the sandwiches? All this ranting and raving about rule this and rule that and no regard for the poor sandwiches. We don't even know how much he charges for them, if they are any good, if condiments are provided, if there is a vegetarian option, processed vs. unprocessed meats, types of cheese if cheese is even present, etc. let's start a real discussion here.
  2. I like the HH catamarans ad at the top of this forum. was that on purpose?
  3. to the people arguing about OR's perfect start and AR being way behind, watch the replay and pay attention to the overhead view of the crash. AR was going around Team Japan, not OR, and OR was about 3 boat length's behind the other 5 boats. OR then used the space the crash generated to get a good start. There would have been no room for them if AR didn't make sweet, sweet love to that RIB.
  4. 1) will the all black design make the boat unbearably hot AF around the equator? 2) any backup straight foils if you hit something a break off a foil? 3) Do people still drink TANG?
  5. I was wondering where you were going WetHog. I know you like going south.......
  6. I have been trying to go back for the last 50 minutes and it doesn't look like my boat is moving. It's weird. I missed the last flag by about .5 miles.
  7. well, I missed the flag. stupid routing. must of happened while I was watching NCAA basketball. More specifically, the Badgers beating the Ducks. I will try to go back and around to see what happens. this leg is a bust.....
  8. well, looks like I got to 29th place before my overnight routing let me down. oh well, time to catch back up I guess.
  9. I just can't stay up the extra hour with daylight savings moving my wind update to 2am central. I hope nothing bad happens whilst sleeping. So far so good. Good luck all! We'll see if I can stay in the top 100 with some johnny 5 steering going on......68th and climbing up the ranks....
  10. I have been playing catch up after stopping in the Philippines for 6 hours and then missing the gate to go south to Australia to check out some crocs. after dragging my keel on some type of reef on the east coast of Australia, I am finally out in open water chasing Your Mom to the finish.
  11. anyone else praying for a bunch of inattentive virtual sailors on the way past Singapore? just the sailors in 1-3500th place.
  12. OK, so my game did a wind update at 22:00 CET and since I was on wind angle sailing, it veered my boat to the south. Luckily I was paranoid about this random wind update and was there to check my heading. It only cost me 150 spots.
  13. anyone else's game projected tracker showing a wind update at 3pm CST? not sure what that is about... EDIT: 22:00 CET
  14. looks like sneak dog and I couldn't decide on right or left and decided to split the middle. I hope that pays off.
  15. hey Stanlutz, why didn't you just buy the whole race package for $25us? I think it's cheaper in the long run, and covers you for all legs. Well, I've gained back the 40,000 spots I lost at the start and now I am trying to keep the boat straight but the wheel really wants to turn clockwise.....