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3rd Jan '18 11:58:14 AM BeerBaron
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* At one point, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' Forums used to replace the word "ass" with "spotted owl" and "asshole" with "spotted owl habitat". They had other odd replacements for various swear words, but the "spotted owl" became so popular that people still typed it in when they went to just using [CENSORED] for everything. They even have a spotted owl emoticon.
** Also on said forums, typing "Website/FourChan" will give you a [CENSORED] tag, [[TakeThat typing "In Soviet Russia" will give you "I am not funny"]], and "Oblivion sucks" will turn into "The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion is the best game in the universe".

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': At one point, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' the official Bethesda Forums used to replace replaced the word "ass" with "spotted owl" and "asshole" with "spotted owl habitat". They had other odd replacements for various swear words, but the "spotted owl" became so popular that people still typed it in when they went even after the forums switched to just using [CENSORED] for everything. They even have a spotted owl emoticon.
** Also on said forums,
emoticon. Other examples are typing "Website/FourChan" will give you a [CENSORED] tag, [[TakeThat typing "In Soviet Russia" will give you "I am not funny"]], and "Oblivion sucks" will turn into "The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion is the best game in the universe".
7th Dec '17 8:24:21 AM Someoneman
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* ''VideoGame/ThemsFightinHerds'' originally started out as a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[VideoGame/MyLittlePonyFightingIsMagic fangame]] that got ScrewedByTheLawyers. As such, any mention of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' on its forums is automatically censored to "Lawyer Friendly Equines". Names of characters are also censored, such as Twilight Sparkle being replaced by "Book Horse". Despite this, the forum has an active forum thread discussing the show.
14th Nov '17 4:12:49 AM rjd1922
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* Certain Website/Imageboards do this on purpose and change various non-offensive words into offensive ones. "Source" was also wordfiltered to "sauce" for a time.
** "Wapanese", a slur for OccidentalOtaku, was once wordfiltered into "[[ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship weeaboo]]". This substitution became so popular it ''completely supplanted the original term.''

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* Certain Website/Imageboards {{Imageboards}} do this on purpose and change various non-offensive words into offensive ones. "Source" was also wordfiltered to "sauce" for a time.
** "Wapanese", a slur for OccidentalOtaku, was once wordfiltered into "[[ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship weeaboo]]".weeaboo]]" on Website/FourChan. This substitution became so popular it ''completely supplanted the original term.''
8th Oct '17 2:14:09 PM MegaMarioMan
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* The [[http://sackinima.com/forums forums]] of the ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' fansite Sackinima filter swear words to "ALMONDS".

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* The [[http://sackinima.com/forums forums]] of the ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' fansite Sackinima filter swear words to "ALMONDS"."ALMONDS", except for "cunt", which becomes "SHIVER ME TIMBERS".
8th Oct '17 12:03:51 AM MemeHater
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* The anti-''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' message board Twilight Sucks has replacements for each individual swear word, such as [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mudkip]] for "nigger" and "[[TakeThat Bella]]" for cunt.

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* The anti-''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' message board Twilight Sucks has replacements for each individual swear word, such as [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mudkip]] for "nigger" and "[[TakeThat Bella]]" for cunt.



* Certain Website/Imageboards do this on purpose and censor words that aren't actually offensive while not censoring the offensive words. This leads to things like turning "7" into "over 9000", "femanon" into "cumdumpster" and "peanut butter" into "niggers". For a while "source" was wordfiltered to "sauce".

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* Certain Website/Imageboards do this on purpose and censor change various non-offensive words that aren't actually into offensive while not censoring the offensive words. This leads to things like turning "7" into "over 9000", "femanon" into "cumdumpster" and "peanut butter" into "niggers". For a while "source" ones. "Source" was also wordfiltered to "sauce"."sauce" for a time.
29th May '17 12:02:15 PM StarSword
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* The VideoGame/ParadoxInteractive forums replace "bitch" with "complain", which can have interesting results. Most other English profanity gets asterisks.
29th May '17 7:55:03 AM erforce
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*** The former phone number of Neopets HQ got changed to [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "Ghostbusters!"]], because who ya gonna call?

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*** The former phone number of Neopets HQ got changed to [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} "Ghostbusters!"]], because who ya gonna call?
6th Apr '17 2:14:51 PM Ronfar
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* The forums of game developer D3 Go!, creator of Marvel Puzzle Quest and similar games, filter profanity into the word "tinykitty". They also have fun with the filters on April Fools' Day, changing the names of the game's superheroes and villains into silly phrases. For example, The Punisher became "[=LittleBunnyPunPun=]".
18th Mar '17 7:09:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'':

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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'':''Website/{{Neopets}}'':
17th Feb '17 11:55:52 PM ThePocket
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Like more conventional censorship, this can lead to the ScunthorpeProblem, if the autocensor is designed to look for the prohibited string within longer strings. Compare GoshDangItToHeck

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Like more conventional censorship, this can lead to the ScunthorpeProblem, if the autocensor is designed to look for the prohibited string within longer strings. Compare GoshDangItToHeckGoshDangItToHeck.


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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' image board Ponychan likes to ponify people's language (changing "everybody" to "everypony", etc.) as well as make some creative replacements for some of the more unsavory words. "Vagina" becomes "wahaHA!", "sex" becomes "marshmallow", "cunt" becomes "femoral artery" (a play on "female organ", perhaps?)... this amusingly led to new writer Natasha Levinger's sole credit on IMDB being changed to "My Marshmallowiest Mistake". Stereotypical Chan-speak gets put through the ringer as well: "lulz" becomes "schadenfreude", "u mad" becomes "u currently experiencing the emotion of anger", "jelly" becomes "marmalade", and "waifu" becomes "phantasmal significant other".
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