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24th Sep '17 4:13:45 PM Augusto
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* PlayedForLaughs in Videogame/WestOfLoathing, where the "brass knucles" item is jokingly named "br*** knucles".

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* PlayedForLaughs in Videogame/WestOfLoathing, where the "brass knucles" "Brass Censer" item is jokingly named "br*** knucles"."Br*** Censer".
24th Sep '17 10:52:29 AM TheRadGeek
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* Some UsefulNotes/GoogleChrome word-replacer extensions, such as Safe Words, censor the name "Scunthorpe" because it contains the substring c**t, causing webpages browsed with this extension enabled to fall victim to the TropeNamer.
23rd Sep '17 10:03:24 AM nombretomado
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* {{Atlus}}' forums have this issue with the Persona Yoshitsune, and is replaced with Yo####sune instead.

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* {{Atlus}}' Creator/{{Atlus}}' forums have this issue with the Persona Yoshitsune, and is replaced with Yo####sune instead.
23rd Sep '17 7:07:09 AM Angus_Old
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* Website/HonestJohn's forums censor every mention of the word "arse", which makes you able to tell that you've recently bought a hea***, or that you support A***nal London.
21st Sep '17 6:08:35 AM BreadBull
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** Specifically, any phrase that has both a sexual-sounding word and a word for any family member hidden somewhere in it--for example, "unclean horsemen"--gets blocked, because apparently it could somehow be referring to incest or something.
*** You mean, ''unclean'' hor''semen''. Both unclean and the word horsemen are both probably blocked.

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** Specifically, any phrase that has both a sexual-sounding word and a word for any family member hidden somewhere in it--for example, "unclean horsemen"--gets ''unclean'' hor''semen''--gets blocked, because apparently it could somehow be referring to incest or something.
*** You mean, ''unclean'' hor''semen''. Both unclean and the word horsemen are both probably blocked.
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17th Sep '17 11:10:23 AM Augusto
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* PlayedForLaughs in Videogame/WestOfLoathing, where the "brass knucles" item is jokingly named "br*** knucles".
13th Sep '17 9:25:38 AM TheCuza
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*** PSO also censored "hell", despite it being part of weapon names. One way to work around this censor was to look up HELL in WORD SELECT (the game's built-in translator). Oddly, WORD SELECT also included some censored words that were ''not'' game terms, such as "suck".
*** The best ''PSO'' blunder is Frozen S*** (Shooter). One of the most common weapons in the game (technically it's fairly rare, but it's still a basic Ranger weapon).

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*** PSO also censored "hell", despite it being part of a common weapon names.prefix. One way to work around this censor was to look up HELL in WORD SELECT (the game's built-in translator). Oddly, WORD SELECT also included some censored words that were ''not'' game terms, such as "suck".
*** The best ''PSO'' blunder is Frozen S*** (Shooter). One of It's not just prefixes, even some weapon names are censored, the most common weapons in hilarious example being the game (technically Frozen S'''hooter'''. Even better is that it's fairly rare, but it's still a basic considered [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome practically mandatory]] for any Ranger weapon).due to its extremely high chance of freezing enemies, so you'll be seeing it a lot.



* ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' has a [[http://mod.gib.me/darksouls2/ngword/english.txt whole list of words that are censored]] for use in usernames during multiplayer, replacing all appearances of these words/letter sequences with asterisks. Notable due to the fact that "ead" (an acronym for "eat a dick") is censored, in a game about the und''ead''. Another one of the censored letter combinations is "[[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad nig]]", which means one can't even call themselves a k''nig''ht in a game about knights! Even more ridiculously, they're case-sensitive, meaning typing the offending word in all caps will get it through the filter. Many have questioned just what the programmers who made this filter were thinking.

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* ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' has ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' have a [[http://mod.gib.me/darksouls2/ngword/english.txt whole list of words that are censored]] for use in usernames during multiplayer, replacing all appearances of these words/letter sequences with asterisks. Notable due to the fact that "ead" (an acronym for "eat a dick") is censored, in a game about the und''ead''. und'''ead'''. Many players didn't even know this acronym ''existed'' until they saw it censored in the game! Another one of the censored letter combinations is "[[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad "[[NWordPrivileges nig]]", which means one can't even call themselves a k''nig''ht k'''nig'''ht in a game about knights! Even more ridiculously, they're case-sensitive, meaning typing the offending word in all caps will get it through the filter. Many have questioned just what the programmers who made this filter were thinking. It's possible for PC players to uncensor ''Dark Souls II'' by replacing the English censor list with the Chinese one, which is blank or at least doesn't contain any English words, but sadly no such workaround exists for ''Dark Souls III''.
3rd Sep '17 12:22:53 PM v-n-n-n-n
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* British digital TV supplier Virgin Media caused laughs when they broadcast Hanc**k, The Story of C***s (Canals), and a show synopsis which included a m***in shop.

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* British digital TV supplier Virgin Media caused laughs when they broadcast Hanc**k, The Story of C***s Can**s (Canals), and a show synopsis which included for a m***in shop.Charles D***ens parody.
28th Aug '17 2:28:24 PM Malady
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* On the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and Battle.net forums, "rape" is censored. Want to talk about and link that D'''rape''' of the Twins your guild's healer obtained in the Bastion of Twilight? You're SOL, sorry. Also, [[UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden "Osama"]] and [[GodwinsLaw "Nazi" are censored,]] but not "Hitler" or "Soviet."

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* On the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and Battle.net forums, "rape" is censored. Want to talk about and link that D'''rape''' of the Twins your guild's healer obtained in the Bastion of Twilight? You're SOL, sorry. Also, [[UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden "Osama"]] "UsefulNotes/{{Osama|BinLaden}}" and [[GodwinsLaw "Nazi" are censored,]] but not "Hitler" or "Soviet."



** This led to some minor hilarity when YouAwakenInRazorHill was originally being published on the forums; the signature "scrape" of Pyramid Hogger's sword had to be written as "scr@pe".

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** This led to some minor hilarity when YouAwakenInRazorHill FanFic/YouAwakenInRazorHill was originally being published on the forums; the signature "scrape" of Pyramid Hogger's sword had to be written as "scr@pe".



** They have a similar problem with naming a custom map in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. Among others, you can't use the word ''ass''ault... ''even though there's a game type called "Assault"''!

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** They have a similar problem with naming a custom map in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.''VideoGame/Halo3''. Among others, you can't use the word ''ass''ault... ''even though there's a game type called "Assault"''!
23rd Aug '17 6:23:58 AM Torzsmokus
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We all know automatic profanity filters on message boards and elsewhere on the Internet can be ridiculously and unimaginatively strict. But the problem is much worse: Sometimes, it sees swearwords ''inside'' other words. Thus, you can get hilarious {{Malaproper}}s -- like "hecko" instead of "hello", or "teasfecesn" instead of "teaspoon" -- or else you get results like "cl[[SymbolSwearing ***]]" instead of "class", {{iron|y}}ically making those words more profane, not less (assuming, of course, that the filter doesn't outright censor the whole message and automatically ban you from the board).

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We all know automatic profanity filters on message boards and elsewhere on the Internet can be ridiculously and unimaginatively strict. But the problem is much worse: Sometimes, it sees swearwords ''inside'' other words. Thus, you can get hilarious {{Malaproper}}s -- like "hecko" instead of "hello", or "teasfecesn" instead of "teaspoon" -- or else you get results like "cl[[SymbolSwearing ***]]" instead of "class", {{iron|y}}ically making those words more profane, not less (assuming, (***uming, of course, that the filter doesn't outright censor the whole message and automatically ban you from the board).
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