dr-baker wrote:And some on here are minors who are not allowed to gamble. I understand that you may like a flutter, but to be honest, I would rather this forum remain commercial-link-free, even if bona fide (unless it is for motorsport merchandise, posted by legitimate members as DSedgewick appears to be, from legit sources, and links are kept to a minimum).
In which case, there isn't a problem then is there? Come on people, entire sports are kept afloat by the betting industry (I'm thinking primarily of horse racing), and its not like kids aren't exposed to betting sites and shops in the high street or on TV. We can see that DSedgewick is obviously a genuine honest member, and if he has an interest in the betting side of F1 so be it. There's been a few other threads started on the topic and he's not the only one contributing. You wouldn't tell someone interested in another aspect of the sport to piss off, so why be so hostile here?
And besides, using the 'minors' argument is quite frankly ridiculous anyway because as far as I'm concerned, 8 year olds shouldn't be on the internet at all, and if they are, they do so either under the supervision of their parents or at their own risk. Whilst I want this to remain a family forum, we're not a creche, and to deprive an honest member of posting about one of his interests in the sport because kids might see is just retarded in my opinion and sums up everything that's wrong with today's society.
That's right Eddie, that was me with the banner, Spanish GP, 2002. This pile of legal forms won't fill itself in you know...