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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. discussion on etnz forum about that. there are times when there is more spray coming off etnz and they are going faster. spray does not equal speed or drag.
  2. In todays world nationality is irrelevant, the immigration rates to everywhere are huge, diversity of origins etc. everyone is from somewhere else. why bother with nationality, where you are and where you call home is what matters. why are we obsessed with decisions and fights of our parents and there parents.
  3. or they could just choose the best people for the job regardless of sex, race, religion or disability period.
  4. given that australia recently awarded a womens national championship in weightlifting i think to a woman, who was born a man, the gender issue is irrelevant.
  5. light day in AC news apparently so they played the gender card. what next...
  6. yeah but in the context of how much spray comes from the foils, or who wins a race 5% is huge. 5% more lateral force through a minor difference in wing trimming could easily change the lateral force.
  7. doesnt necessarily follow. lateral force is also determined by the wing trim etc. so the footprint, width of the foils largely determines righting moment, along with weight distribution.
  8. my guess is that ETNZ were on their AP mid / high range boards today. albeit relatively long still. They are apparently fast still. i think they can change the tips out still? so possible they have shorter tips for higher winds?
  9. more to the point what about bar at 1.15. that was a doozy
  10. there was no result. so can't be one a piece. but if you watch the video of both races, ETNZ appear to dominate both until they are abandoned.
  11. SA isn't exactly representative of kiwis. Fake news abounds in todays media.
  12. I think they agreed to not register a result of the races. cause otherwise etnz would have finished and registered the win. Part of the game playing. But the important thing is that ETNZ and ART know what the result would have been.
  13. impressive stuff, the most complete race we have seen as yet
  14. yes that makes sense in the context
  15. they typically had blue in the ACWS, maybe it was idenfying the mark circle area.