View Full Version : Cheating: Right or Wrong?

November 5th, 2008, 5:40 PM
What do you think about cheating. Do you think it is right or do you think it is wrong?

I for one think cheating is wrong. It takes out the meaning of the game, test, etc.
I want to hear your thoughts on cheating whether you think it is right or wrong.

November 5th, 2008, 6:01 PM
For me, It depends on what type of Cheating it is.

For test:
Tests are supposed to test your knowledge on the subject, Cheating doesn't help you in any way shape or forum. Cheating on Tests is a huge No-No

I usually Use a cheat device on my DS, Gamecube, and Wii (homebrew channel for the Win!) I get P'ed offed when I keep losing all my life, So i use codes such as Infinite health. XD Cheating helps me progress in the game. But I NEVER use cheats like "All key items". Those sorts of codes just screw up the game.

November 5th, 2008, 6:29 PM
Cheating in school on tests, homework, etc: BADDD. I agree with Dogboy since cheating doesn't help you, it only hurts you. You are also dragging the other person(s) into your sorrow fest when you attempt to copy.

Now, most would think I'm against cheating in video games; however, I am not. If you happen to purchase a game and cheating device, then you could go all out on your hacking for all I care. You're in your own little world, so no one will be bothered if you get your million items or whatever. I'm against scamming, particularly with wifi, because then it is "dragging" in those whom do not wish to be ripped off or cheated from.

Cheating on people.. haha. Oh God, you are really screwing up with someone's feelings. That's very bad too. :<

Let's see.. You probably didn't intend this either, but another form of cheating is in sports. I wouldn't support that either for obvious reasons; it could change the outcome of huge events and such.

Little Lulu
November 5th, 2008, 7:03 PM
If you're not cheating, you're not trying.

For the most part, I don't believe in cheating at all; period. Tests, games, relationships, whatever. It defeats the whole purpose of whatever the situation is, thus putting all of your effort and hard work to waste.

November 5th, 2008, 7:46 PM
Cheating is always wrong and immoral. Whether it's in a game, on a test, or on a purpose. I don't support it at all. >:

November 5th, 2008, 7:48 PM
Any type of cheating is morally wrong...I can't imagine anyone would say that they think cheating of any type is acceptable. (At least I hope they won't say anything like that =/)

November 5th, 2008, 8:03 PM
The last time I cheated was in the first grade. I was caught and epically failed :(

I never cheated on a test ever since. Although, I do peek sometimes at others papers to see if I'm going too fast. But that habit deteriorated this year.

I only support cheating if it means a girlfriend :)

November 5th, 2008, 9:47 PM
Cheating is wrong in everything. I lose respect for people who cheat. And as for people, If a guy cheated on me, it would be done and over with. No questions asked, no second chances. Once a cheater always a cheater.

November 5th, 2008, 11:02 PM
This doesn't sound like your ordinary poll, but one that can be discussed upon. So I'd say this is a topic best suited in Other Chat.


Patchisou Yutohru
November 5th, 2008, 11:07 PM
I'm surprised anyone is asking this question.

^ I think that pretty much explains my views on cheating in any manner. And those whom already posted in this thread pretty much said everything there was to say.

November 5th, 2008, 11:20 PM
well since theres nothing really left to say but cheating will always be wrong in real life but in the gaming world, who cares as long as you take your mind off something

November 5th, 2008, 11:37 PM
I would say that cheating is wrong in every aspect of life.

November 5th, 2008, 11:53 PM
Cheat if you want, but don't drag others in without them knowing you did. That's what I am saying.

November 6th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Cheating is wrong when you have not finished the game, but when you have, go ahead!

November 6th, 2008, 12:06 AM
I think cheating is both actually. I think when people cheat it shows that something is wrong with the system. When people cheat on a test it shows that the school isn't teaching the student well enough. So he/she risk getting a 0 for a shot at 70, 80, 90, whatever the person has. I believe that if a student fails the teacher fails but unfortunately people don't view it that way.

Samurai X
November 6th, 2008, 12:06 AM
I think cheating is wrong for pretty much everything, in gaming it's not as serious because it's just a game but I still don't do it, it takes away my sense of accomplishment for doing it all on my own.

November 6th, 2008, 12:42 AM
There are many definitions of cheating. In the real life, it'll deprive you of education and learning. In games... it's fun! >.<

November 6th, 2008, 1:37 AM
Cheating is wrong. First off, you're using someone else's abilities for your gain, which can also be called stealing. Second, you don't develop yourself if you cheat. If you're copying someone else's work, you aren't learning the material, which will only set you up for failure down the road.

So cheating hurts others and you. Don't do it.

In terms of cheating in a relationship, it shows a lack of faith and commitment (to all parties involved), which is pretty much cyanide for said relationship. Again, don't do it.

November 6th, 2008, 3:30 AM
On tests:
wrong purely wrong. The test is there so you can get challenged and develop more brain.

On games:
why not?!
I mean if its a real brain hurter ill just take a walkthrough

On girlfriend:
Nope not at all.
i see it as a chance to experience and experiment different things with different grils. I know im a bad person....

November 6th, 2008, 4:06 AM
Cheating is totally wrong. I remember one of my tests in my High School, I got perfect because I cheated. And that made me guilty because I know it was not my answer but I just copied it from the book. Cheating is no learning.

Sheruda Kachinuki
November 6th, 2008, 6:01 AM
Well, nobody's perfect right? so as for me, cheating can be wrong, but sometimes helpful, but it depends on the SITUATION.

Master Electrician
November 6th, 2008, 1:55 PM
Tests: No. Dude, seriously, just take the hit. You screwed up, own up to it. Cheating helps no one.

Gaming: As long as it doesn't **** around with my online play, my copy of the game, or my storage unit, whatever. If it's a tabletop game, then I get very, very angry at cheaters. That just ain't cool.

Relationships: Mistakes happen. I understand that, I've seen them. Drunken nights, angry sex, whatever. Try to avid it desperately, but if it happens, admit you made a mistake and see if things can be repaired. If a repeated pattern of behavior happens, then there is a very significant problem, either with the person or with the relationship.

November 6th, 2008, 1:55 PM
You should never cheat in real life, on people or on tests and stuff.


You can cheat on games, like, if you've completed it without cheats, or got the game just to cheat on it. It's okay in the game world in my opinion.

I did cheat in a test, for one answer, I felt kinda bad, but it was only one question, that didn't give me a higher grade or anything, so I didn't think it was all that bad. I don't cheat anymore anyway.

I've never cheated on a person. I've only been out with one person, and I never cheated on them.

I cheat on some games, If I cheat to win it I have to redo it, because I just feel like I haven't done it right. But if I did a stupid cheat, like 'Drunk Link' in 'Z: PH', I don't care, because it's only for lulz.

November 6th, 2008, 2:08 PM
I don't believe cheating is good, at all, but I'd be a hypocrite if I say I'd never done it. xD

EDIT: That's on work by the way, cheating on a lover is a big no no.

November 6th, 2008, 2:43 PM
It depends on what your cheating on.

Loves/School: Well....
Games: No one has to know now.

Then again, that can be said for Love/School too. ;)

November 6th, 2008, 3:02 PM
Cheating is a gift man gives himself

I laughed so hard at that XD I've cheated on school tests, but it was only French and I dropped it anyway (I didn't know any of the answers and I hate getting low scores. We were supposed to swap papers with the person next to us, but I kept mine and filled in some of the answers as we went through them. Not all, just incase) I don't think I have with others, not recently, at least. Well, I've given myself marks here and there in psychology, but nothing major.

Secondary school homework was just copy and paste fests (for everything except english, maths and science, I did those) and change around a few sentences and words, and mix in a few sites. I remember people saying "bagsy first Google site!" *wipes tear from eye* Good times, good times...oh, and usually before science lesson me and my friends would "help" each other with science homework ie only 1 person did it and we copied it XD I don't feel guilty about cheating at school, it's better than getting a low mark from not revising, anyway, and no-one's gonna care a few days after

Cheating on people, however? Absolutly no. Cheating with work, it's just me. I'm hurting neither myself nor someone else. Cheating on people is just cruel. Just tell the person you don't like them, seriously.

November 6th, 2008, 3:05 PM
Hell yes cheating is always justified I don't know what all you guys are on about.

November 6th, 2008, 3:37 PM
Wow guys you came through with this really well. Kudos to all of you. I think that cheating on video games is wrong it takes all the fun and frustration out of it. Not to mention it could ruin you're game.

November 6th, 2008, 3:44 PM
I just cheat in games... nothing else... er, I mean I don't support cheating. I am not saying I don't cheat.

November 6th, 2008, 4:17 PM
[Video] Games
I'm content to leave players to their hacks. If they enjoy it, so long as it doesn't impose on my own enjoyment I'm not bothered.
What does annoy me —somewhat ironically— is the people who whine and moan perpetually about cheaters and cheap tactics.

I will decide based on the circumstances, I'm open-minded about it.

I don't care at all if people want to cheat exams, it's nothing to do with me.

November 6th, 2008, 4:26 PM
Well, it depends on what you're cheating on, and how you feel about that subject.

To take games for instance, I'd never cheat on a Pokemon game. However, I always cheat on anime-related games, XDD.

As for school, I think it's best to learn the material yourself. Though I for one don't mind working with others on assignments that are meant to be done individually. XD

As for love, absolutely not. You may be in the very unfortunate situation where you love two different people, but it is wrong to act on both feelings.

November 6th, 2008, 4:27 PM
I think cheating is wrong but I do it occasional in terms of school but never on people and always on diets

November 6th, 2008, 6:34 PM
What do you think about cheating. Do you think it is right or do you think it is wrong?

I for one think cheating is wrong. It takes out the meaning of the game, test, etc.
I want to hear your thoughts on cheating whether you think it is right or wrong.

I don't know I do it with homework all the time. Tests I rarely do it with. Quite strange how I still Ace the tests. Well I do read the textbook after. Although cheating on tests are extremely bad. I mean what do you learn from cheating on it? When you go to college you will **** yourself. If you get caught bummer you know how the consequences have been raised in school nowadays. Not only it does not affect you but also the person who you cheated from.
Although I do hate cheating in games a lot. Why? It is unfair for others. It just makes the whole meaning of the game like why does this game exist when you can cheat in it. The fun in games should be you trying to earn them. However glitches such as duping I like :) and it comes out with legitimate results. However I can't do it in Pearl. Or I don't even know if you can dupe in Pokemon. So cheating can be good sometimes but mostly just FAIL

Weatherman, Kiyoshi
November 6th, 2008, 6:34 PM
Well, there is many forms of cheating, very little Right...

Cheating in...

School: PHAIL
Relationship: PHAIL
Video games: Acceptable only in some
Gambling: PHAIL
Sport games (Real life): PHAIL

Basically, anything form that doesn't hurt someone (This includes yourself), is fine, only in some cases.
Every other form is a... PHAIL.

November 6th, 2008, 7:02 PM
Cheating is generally bad, and the world would be better off without it.

Cheating in a relationship = bad, never a good thing.
Cheating on a test = sometimes a necessary evil, you should study, but we all know you probably won't :P
Cheating in a video game = w/e, its your game. Just be honest about it, especially when playing with other people, and it doesn't matter.

I've cheated on homework before, but I really don't think it is that big a deal as long as you can honestly say to yourself that you understand the material but you just don't have the time to do it.

The Wave
November 9th, 2008, 9:40 AM
I say cheating is bad in any way. there's just one kind of cheating I support, and that's cheating in video games for the impossible things, like arceus. beside that, I'm against any kind of cheating.

November 9th, 2008, 9:58 AM
Cheating is wrong in terms of school, taking tests. Cheating like that is wrong.

In video games it doesn't matter as much to me. I use cheat codes for fun. Like walk through walls on Pokemon. I think that you shouldn't cheat in a game until you've beaten it, or if you've played through it and made a new file. Then I'd say feel free to mess with cheats!

Gold warehouse
November 9th, 2008, 11:16 AM
It depends on the importance of what they are cheating on, generally I think it is ok if someone can cheat through something without getting caught then I will say good work, it does take skill. Cheating on partners I don't support. Tests, well they won't last long once they get a job, their problem.

This thread has made google come up with an ad saying "meet fun and flirty married women"

November 9th, 2008, 2:39 PM
I despise cheating in games or anything else, because you're trying to get ahead in the easiest possible way, and life isn't about always winning, but it's all about the trying.

Working Class Hero
November 10th, 2008, 3:30 AM
If you are doing it to beat the game, get items to brag about, ect....then it is wrong.

But if you beat the game, are just curious, and you don't care about others knowing then it is fine.

November 10th, 2008, 4:18 AM
Cheating is and Iffy topic to some people and depends what you are talking about when it comes to things like tests at school I suggest not to do it because it totally demeaners the point of taking the test in the first place to test your knowledge like everyone said. When it comes to games people are going to cheat regardless because thats what some people do level too hard xD use a cheat code for infinite health; But this is the real problem when it comes to cheating on people I am totally against it I dont think cheating is a good thing to do and I always think before I do something like that.. "Would I want her to do that to me..." so to answer the question: I think that cheating is very wrong but cannot be helped in our society because people are going to do it anyways...

Volkner's Apprentice
November 10th, 2008, 6:42 AM
Cheating on a spouse, etc.-Mm no. If you aren't happy with who you're with, or if you still feel like you lack something in the relationship, then it simply means you aren't meant to be with that person. End the relationship before you end up truly hurting someone or yourself, for that matter. You'll be saving said person a whole lot of time.

Cheating on a test-Frankly, I've never been one to cheat intentionally. If I didn't study for a test and I really don't know the answers, screw it, that's my problem and I shouldn't risk others grades or risk losing more points than I've already lost by trying to cheat. I used to find it easy to glance over on a vocab quiz or other really insignificant graded assignments, but now I find just studying for 5-10 minutes before the class helps get those out of the way. Then I can go back and look at them to really memorize it for the test; cheaters never prosper!

Cheating in a game-Well it depends. For instance, I NEVER use the sims money cheat to get ahead in the game (on the rare occasion, depending on the house size/family needs, I'll give myself more money for the initial furniture and what not, but I never do it during the game-let the sims earn it themselves. :P)

When it comes to Pokemon, the only instance I've cheated would be after I've beaten the game, gained all the key items, done the sidequests and captured most of the Pokemon, I'll use an AR or something to get a lot of rare candies for level-up moves and evolutions (but always just rare candies-otherwise it'd take the fun out of trading for items/Pokemon you need!) I don't think it's good to do this beforehand, since you ruin the meaning of the game. Become an accomplished trainer, and then you can have access to better things. Unfortunately, people rarely follow that. XD

November 10th, 2008, 4:05 PM
I don't think there's any point to any type of cheating. It works well-or might work-for a while, but then in the long run, it gets boring/you pay the price. So why bother? Just have fun with-whatever. ;)

November 10th, 2008, 4:12 PM
I would say...

Cheating is wrong, it's just something that messes up how things should be.

November 10th, 2008, 4:23 PM
♪The game of life is hard to play, I'm going to lose it anyway, the only way to win is cheat ...♪, I think Johnny Mandel sums it all up quite nicely. The full lyrics here if anyone wants them ... http://www.mash4077.co.uk/theme.html

True Reign
November 10th, 2008, 4:58 PM
I usually try to not cheat, but I'm not perfect and theres always going to be a time and place where I actually do cheat.

So, to answer your question, cheating is wrong if you do it all the time. Usually people who say they don't cheat are lying. Everyone has to cheat once in a while.

November 10th, 2008, 5:35 PM
Cheating on your girlfriend or a test is NOT good.

Personally, the only kind of cheats I do in video games is to unlock all the costumes, but nothing like unlimited life or anything...

November 10th, 2008, 6:55 PM
It really depends on which type of cheating your talk about. Relationship cheating is a big NONO, don't even think about it. The most "cheating" I do in games is looking at Walkthrough on Gamefaqs. I only turn to my AR when I've sucked all the fun out of a game. Cheating on tests... I'd say it shouldn't be done, but I'd sound like hypocrite. As a matter of fact, I cheated on a pop quiz today... THE TEACHER MADE IT SO EASY, I'M SORRY =(. So yeah, I won't comment on cheating in school.

November 10th, 2008, 9:44 PM
In competition I think cheating is bad (versus people, and even on tests) but on your own for fun..it's totally fine. Get the most outta any experience you can!

November 10th, 2008, 9:48 PM
Cheating is so immoral, There is no time where cheating will ever be a justified means.

Unless were talking about a video game, sometimes its fun to have an advatage. But never in face to face games.. Poor sportsmanship

Yoshi Pikachu!
November 11th, 2008, 7:13 PM
I think cheating is wrong.

November 11th, 2008, 8:53 PM
Cheating... hmm... the way I feel about it, it's fine as long as it's not used to get items, pokemon, et cetera. Speeding up stuff (time it takes to hatch eggs, et cetera) is alright, because you still had to go through the steps to get it. (I'm busy, so breeding can be annoying for me) Cloning... well, there are other ways to do it, so taking a safer alternative's alright, in my opinion. Infinite <insert something here> is ridiculously stupid in my opinion, because it takes all of the challenge out of the game.