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2nd May '16 2:29:18 PM cookiefonster
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Andrew Hussie stated that the playable human characters are supposed to be a-racial, so readers could imagine them as any race they prefer. When a reader pointed out an old page on which one of these characters was referred to as a "[[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy white rapper]]", Hussie went back and replaced the word "white" with gibberish. [[note]][[WordOfGod The author has stated he had done this as a joke.]][[/note]] He later changed it back.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Andrew Hussie stated that the playable human characters are supposed to be a-racial, so readers could imagine them as any race they prefer. When a reader pointed out an old page on which one of these characters was referred to as a "[[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy white rapper]]", Hussie went back and replaced the word "white" with gibberish. [[note]][[WordOfGod The author has stated he had done this as a joke.]][[/note]] He later Soon afterwards, he changed it back.to "a white guy who is a rapper".
30th Apr '16 2:07:29 AM C2
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** Averted with the release of the WWE Network, as footage from the WWF days can be found there unedited due to a licensing agreement between them and the World Wildlife Foundation.

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** Averted with the release of the WWE Network, as footage from the WWF days can be found there unedited due to a licensing agreement between them and the World Wildlife Foundation.Wide Fund for Nature.
29th Apr '16 3:14:52 PM TwinBird
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* In ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'', Blair using an ArtifactOfDoom to make Brooke and Nina [[GirlOnGirlIsHot make out]] got such an outcry from the fans that it was changed to him forcing Brooke to do a cheerleader routine instead.
* In ''Webcomic/DangerouslyChloe'', Abby originally looked significantly younger in her first appearance; the comic in question was edited before the next update for unclear reasons. Also, Lacy's dialogue originally suggested her lesbian parents would be disappointed with her if she started dating boys - this was changed after fan outcry to her just wanting to emulate them.
28th Apr '16 11:01:40 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' Special Editions included, along with updated special effects, various edits to connect it to the prequel trilogy. Then there was [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo firing at Han Solo]], which was done to maintain the film's PG rating. Later reissues further changed it to them [[TakeAThirdOption both going for their weapons at the same time]], [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases full article about the changes]].

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' Special Editions included, along with updated special effects, various edits to connect it to the prequel trilogy. Then there was [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo firing at Han Solo]], which was may have been done to maintain the film's PG rating. Later reissues further changed it to them [[TakeAThirdOption both going for their weapons at the same time]], [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases full article about the changes]].
17th Apr '16 8:23:38 PM erazor0707
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* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'': CD/Grade, the author, constantly goes back to edit, readjust, and add little bits of information to the story.
13th Apr '16 4:16:44 AM C2
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Dan [=DeCarlo=].

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove a reference to Dan [=DeCarlo=].
13th Apr '16 4:16:00 AM C2
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Dan DeCarlo.

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Dan DeCarlo.[=DeCarlo=].
13th Apr '16 4:15:32 AM C2
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Creator/{{DanDecarlo)).

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Creator/{{DanDecarlo)).Dan DeCarlo.
13th Apr '16 4:14:47 AM C2
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod.

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod.iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Creator/{{DanDecarlo)).
11th Apr '16 10:16:07 AM erforce
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars Special Editions'' included, along with updated special effects, various edits to connect it to the prequel trilogy. Then there was [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo firing at Han Solo]], which was done to maintain the film's PG rating. Later reissues further changed it to them [[TakeAThirdOption both going for their weapons at the same time]], [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases full article about the changes]].

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' Special Editions'' Editions included, along with updated special effects, various edits to connect it to the prequel trilogy. Then there was [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo firing at Han Solo]], which was done to maintain the film's PG rating. Later reissues further changed it to them [[TakeAThirdOption both going for their weapons at the same time]], [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases full article about the changes]].



* The phone number in ''BruceAlmighty'' was not originally an example of the FiveFiveFive trope; Creator/{{Universal}} digitally altered all releases after the original theatrical print because the original number turned out to actually belong to people in various area codes. Even more confusingly, although the English audio track was overdubbed to match the new number, the French dub on the UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} ''wasn't'', no doubt leaving many Francophones confused as to why the number on screen didn't match the one read out by Bruce.
* The extended edition film of ''Film/ReturnOfTheKing'' changed the time of day for Pippin finding Merry on Pelennor Fields from the theatre version to the DVD version, showing that Pippin had been searching for Merry for several hours rather than the few minutes implied by the theatrical version. Note that both editions have always been available on DVD.

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* The phone number in ''BruceAlmighty'' ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' was not originally an example of the FiveFiveFive trope; Creator/{{Universal}} digitally altered all releases after the original theatrical print because the original number turned out to actually belong to people in various area codes. Even more confusingly, although the English audio track was overdubbed to match the new number, the French dub on the UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} ''wasn't'', no doubt leaving many Francophones confused as to why the number on screen didn't match the one read out by Bruce.
* The extended edition film of ''Film/ReturnOfTheKing'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return of the King'' changed the time of day for Pippin finding Merry on Pelennor Fields from the theatre version to the DVD version, showing that Pippin had been searching for Merry for several hours rather than the few minutes implied by the theatrical version. Note that both editions have always been available on DVD.



* In the original release of ''Series/{{Traffic}}'', the drug czar's daughter, a teenage drug addict, attends Cincinnati Country Day School, a private prep school in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Amid [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1112349.stm protests from school administrators who objected to the association of the school with drug use]], the reference to the school was scrubbed from the DVD release and TV broadcasts.

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* In the original release of ''Series/{{Traffic}}'', ''Film/{{Traffic}}'', the drug czar's daughter, a teenage drug addict, attends Cincinnati Country Day School, a private prep school in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Amid [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1112349.stm protests from school administrators who objected to the association of the school with drug use]], the reference to the school was scrubbed from the DVD release and TV broadcasts.
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