The Instigator
bearsfan
Con (against)
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The Contender
Rumsy
Pro (for)
Winning
15 Points

The profanity filter is pointless

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/19/2009 Category: Education
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,478 times Debate No: 9266
Debate Rounds (3)
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bearsfan

Con

The profanity filter on this site is a good thing and is for protecting people from seeing what they don't want to see and deem inappropriate.
Rumsy

Pro

Hey man, I disagree. What if I want to express myself? I can't paint, I can't do interpretive dance, I can't even snap decent photographs or sing on key. Profanity is the only way I am able to express myself, cmonnnnnn :)
cmonnnnnnn :)

This isn't a school, this is DDO (Lol Debate Dot Org, I just grasped that.) And hey, if my profanity makes it through all the defenses they already have:
1. Inability to read properly
3. Norton Anti-Virus (Profanity ver. 1.2)
4. Parents
5. Eyelids
cmon :)
Debate Round No. 1
bearsfan

Con

There are plenty of people who don't want to see any profanities. Some people get offended by it. This makes a profanity filter necessary. In order to please everybody, it had to be made.

If you really want to swear, replace the word with something people are comfortable seeing or hearing.

Though the profanity filter works, it misses a few words, or if you add something to a word, it gets by.
Rumsy

Pro

Why should I bend to societies will? Why must they censor me? I doubt very much there are people on this site that can't stand to see profanity (by all means make me a list :D). The constant Ann Coulter ads that adorn this site are probably more annoying to people. People that swear are artists, you can't just take the brush from an artist and give him a crayon, thats what using "comfortable" words is doing, stunting creativity and freedom. Its impossible to please everyone, so please me. :x
Debate Round No. 2
bearsfan

Con

I'd rather not please you. I'm a guy.

I would take an artist's brush away if they were painting nude people and hanging them up in a children's museum. Parents and children would both be offended by it and want it taken down. That is like the profanities on this site.

I should probably elaborate more on that, but I only did this debate to get my point proven on this topic. I knew that there was no way I would win if I was PRO, so in a way, I am happy.
Rumsy

Pro

But this isn't a museum, certainly not a children's museum. This site is not being paraded in front of children's eyes, how many of them do you think honestly Google "Debates". Even so, I'm fairly certain there are no members below the age of 14. All I have to say on that is, unless times have changed since the 4 years I was 14 (or they're sheltered) profanity is already a big thing, and they probably use it to be cool. If they're intelligent enough to debate, they can take a bit of profanity.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by untitled_entity 7 years ago
untitled_entity
I'm with MTG
Posted by MTGandP 7 years ago
MTGandP
RFD
Neither side swayed me at all. In this case, since Con is the instigator, I give the burden of proof to Con. Therefore, I vote Pro.
Posted by Rumsy 7 years ago
Rumsy
hahaha voters should somehow give RFD, i think it would be interesting to see Lol.
Posted by untitled_entity 7 years ago
untitled_entity
Oh, but there are certain way to get around the profanity filter.

For example, bitch
Posted by Rumsy 7 years ago
Rumsy
Thanks for the debate bearsfan, it was a bit interesting, and I enjoyed how it was fairly simple. I only wish you would have extended the character limit, so I could fit more smilies in. :D
Posted by bearsfan 7 years ago
bearsfan
HITLER, at first I only typed hitler in all caps to see if it word work, and it rejected it. It rejected it because my post was in all caps.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
That's odd.
Posted by Cerebral_Narcissist 7 years ago
Cerebral_Narcissist
We can't say Hitler?
Posted by NotPurpleHaze 7 years ago
NotPurpleHaze
It got rid of the comment where I said Hitler!! thats funny......I wont do it again!!
Posted by Cerebral_Narcissist 7 years ago
Cerebral_Narcissist
We can't even call a donkey an... well I can't say it... I wonder if we can say wanker?
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