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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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  2. yes - its true that you believe you saw him
  3. Get a bigger jib
  4. excellent vid
  5. @crushdigital - can you hop of your high horse and give me an estimate for how much more this would cost? In cash Not talking about silver bullets either - just part of the mix, and for me - an important one because its reach can be so large
  6. ok - how much more equipment / staff? I get some of your argument about viewing figures but don't buy it all I'm afraid - there is f all engagement / value from a 12 year old watching a cat video!! Decent regatta videos are an important part of keeping engaged with our sport, and hell - maybe even taking it up for the first time...
  7. The TP52 class have all of these things, it's just that the content is crap.. It would cost them NO more money, it just needs repurposing.
  8. what would cost so much more?? am just asking for; - meaningful interviews on rig set up and tactics (free) - more onboard footage with audio (gopro) - onscreen graphics before race to give wind / current info... Massive increases for that?? sounds more like re-purposing
  9. Wow - i just wanted to get a conversation going about regatta videos, and somehow we end up on booting out morons and talking about cock & balls... Always think that the best dialogue is either really detailed, or on board - like in F1 when the drivers are kicking their race teams asses about strategy, team tactics or car set up. The rest is usually inane...
  10. Nothing implied from me discostu - was just what I want!
  11. so i get 5 mins spare at my desk, or some time in the evening and search out the latest TP52 or similar regatta video - great fleet in an amazing venue, big breeze.... so all should be good yes? NO! repeated format; - 2 mins of presenter on shore, few words dockside, footage of fleet leaving marina - 2 mins of crap off-boat footage cobbled together with no depth to the coverage - 2 mins of post race interviews of the usual 'tough day out there, team did really well...' comments from sailors being asked rubbish questions whereas what i want is; - course overview (tide of x from y direction on left side of course, breeze oscilating between a & b, bend along shore on right side etc) - set up information from sailors (staying uprange on code 2 because of bumpier sea state, but with car further back and trav down a bit) - lots of on board footage from the race, drone footage of mark roundings, starts, boats meeting - plenty of audio from afterguard with decision making processes, disagreements, Sound too hard to do??? Anyone got examples of it being done really well?
  12. Pie warmer - wouldn't want them getting wet would you...
  13. It's also useful to sheet hard like this to tip the boat over more.....The boats are very wide at the stern and need some heel to reduce wetted area.
  14. Looks like first time out so won't be sheeted on, or wound up on runner...
  15. Think it's a matter of trust... if Nico and the rest of the team keep having that nagging doubt in the back of their mind about Wouter's decisions, then warm and fuzzy as we might all feel, it would be the wrong decision to keep him onboard. Whether Nico should go too is one for the sponsors and they've made their decision... Tough but all good