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Should iPhones have spell check

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/10/2016 Category: Technology
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I don't think iPhones should have spell check because it can correct something that you don't what to have spelled right. It bothers me a lot especially when you put in a name that is not in the dictionary.


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Debate Round No. 1


Iphones should have the spell check feature because there are people that spell things wrong a lot of the time and the spell check is designed to correct people's work that they spell wrong. It is absoloutely pointless removing the feature because then you have 1 less option whereas with the original version you'd have 2 (including the one that you would have in the other plan).

The current i-phone allows you to to turn autocorrect off if you want to. This ultimately means that people that want it can have it and people that don't do not.

My opponent advocates restriction that forces people to have no autocorrect. Since with the autocorrect plan you can still have autocorrect and no autocorrect, the addition of options means that this is an easy pro victory since my opponent proposes that we have no autocorrect whereas I propose that we keep the system the same (with autocorrect) so that people that don't want it can have no autocrrect. and people that do can have autocorrect. I have a win - win scenario my opponent, however, has a win - lose scenario which is clearly worse than my plan.

To turn autocorrect off on an iphone you simply must follow these steps:

1. Open up the settings app.
2. Go into General.
3. Go into Keyboard.
4. You have the options, now, to turn off autocapitalization, turn off auto correction, turn off spell check, etc.
Debate Round No. 2


what if you can't turn off spell check? but still i don't think that they should even put a spell check on the phone


Why? If you don't like it stick with the current plan where you can have it or not have it. That, logically, makes it better for everybody because the people that like it can have it and the people that don't like it don't have to have it.

Statistically speaking autocorrect is rarely wrong. It is only if you are an incredibly bad speller that it may get wrong because it is difficult to associate words with each the correct word when it is completely wrong. As a result, if the person is a decent speller then autrocorrect should be very efficient, beneficial and time saving [1].


Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by whiteflame 8 months ago
>Reported vote: Sarah314// Mod action: Removed<

7 points to Pro. Reasons for voting decision: Pro made much more convincing arguments and used logical reasoning.

[*Reason for removal*] (1) The voter doesn't explain conduct, S&G, or sources. (2) Merely restating the argument point allocation and saying that it's due to "logical reasoning" isn't enough. The voter has to explain their decision within the context of the specific arguments given.
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Vote Placed by U.n 8 months ago
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Vote Placed by Bob13 8 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro said that spellcheck is intended to correct spelling and does so effectively for decent spellers. Con's only objection is "What if you can't turn off spell check?", yet Pro already said how to turn off spellcheck. Pro has refuted Con's only argument while Con has not even attempted a full rebuttal of Pro's points.