In all seriousness, I understand the point of curating your community. You don't want bad eggs ruining the whole ecosystem with trolling and general idiocy, but isn't blacklisting search terms without explanation a little heavy handed?
What is to gain from such strict curation to the user base?
I am not trying to start a mob here, but I would like an explanation from a DN Mod or Founder as to the thinking behind this.
From the "About DN" section:
Links to portfolios and nicely designed sites/services are welcome. >Consider using the "Site Design:" label if appropriate.
If portfolios are acceptable submission content, why are they blacklisted? And, on an even more paranoid note, why is the term "blacklist" blacklisted?
I love DN, I really do. I love how discouraged individuals are from being idiots here, but discouraging independent content discovery via search is blatant censorship in my book.