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25th Aug '16 5:16:39 PM nombretomado
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* The DiscoveryChannel forums once censored fart (That's right. They considered the word ''fart'' to be obscene), leading the word "farther" to become ***her.

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* The DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel forums once censored fart (That's right. They considered the word ''fart'' to be obscene), leading the word "farther" to become ***her.
15th Aug '16 2:53:46 PM vnaught
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** Due in part to the [[Main/HaveAGayOldTime euphemism treadmill]], even "negro" isn't immune to this. Some food forum autocensors, for example, will render the Spanish name of black beans as "frijol *****".
9th Aug '16 5:23:44 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Also, it censored the letters "halo". HAH! Hilarious, right? No. Even less funny when, a couple of years later, an update to their game would actually ''prevent ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' from working on [=XBox=] 360''.

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** Also, it censored the letters "halo". HAH! Hilarious, right? No. Even less funny when, a couple of years later, an update to their game would actually ''prevent ''VideoGame/{{Halo VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' from working on [=XBox=] 360''.
9th Aug '16 5:23:32 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Don't try to say Homo Sapiens on [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Bungie.net]]. Why? Because they will be -blam!- Sapiens. Yes, the filter replaces swears with -blam!-, as it was Halo's second codename. The first one was Monkey Nuts, and was changed when Bungie founder Jason Jones (no relation to the one on ''Series/TheDailyShow'') wanted to tell his mother about the game.

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* Don't try to say Homo Sapiens on [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Bungie.net]].net. Why? Because they will be -blam!- Sapiens. Yes, the filter replaces swears with -blam!-, as it was Halo's ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] second codename. The first one was Monkey Nuts, and was changed when Bungie Creator/{{Bungie}} founder Jason Jones (no relation to the one on ''Series/TheDailyShow'') wanted to tell his mother about the game.



** Also, it censored the letters "halo". HAH! Hilarious, right? No. Even less funny when, a couple of years later, an update to their game would actually ''prevent ''Halo 2'' from working on [=XBox=] 360''.

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** Also, it censored the letters "halo". HAH! Hilarious, right? No. Even less funny when, a couple of years later, an update to their game would actually ''prevent ''Halo 2'' ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' from working on [=XBox=] 360''.
6th Aug '16 4:10:04 PM Chickeon
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* That there is a legitimate variety of sword called a bastard sword, which shows up in many [=RPGs=], makes discussion of said weapon somewhat annoying if the website in question thinks you're trying to swear. There is also a similar problem in metalworking where any weorkshop worth its name will hold bastard files. Likewise if you're trying to use "bastard" as a description rather than an insult, e.g. when talking about illegitimate children in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings''.

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* That there is a legitimate variety of sword called a bastard sword, which shows up in many [=RPGs=], makes discussion of said weapon somewhat annoying if the website in question thinks you're trying to swear. There is also a similar problem in metalworking where any weorkshop workshop worth its name will hold bastard files. Likewise if you're trying to use "bastard" as a description rather than an insult, e.g. when talking about illegitimate children in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings''.
31st Jul '16 1:39:46 PM nombretomado
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* The DCComics Message Boards had this problem, too. You couldn't discuss one of comics' most well-known heroes, Dick Grayson (aka the original Comicbook/{{Robin}}), without that first name being censored. What made things worse is that, as Nightwing, the character whose name you couldn't even mention had his own dedicated board for fans to not mention him in!

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* The DCComics Creator/DCComics Message Boards had this problem, too. You couldn't discuss one of comics' most well-known heroes, Dick Grayson (aka the original Comicbook/{{Robin}}), without that first name being censored. What made things worse is that, as Nightwing, the character whose name you couldn't even mention had his own dedicated board for fans to not mention him in!



* DCUniverseOnline is bad with this. Among many frustrations with the filter, it's inconsistent. If a string of letters has a bad word in it, no matter if it has a space to denote that they aren't words, it will censor (i.e. " Wish it" would become "Wi#####" because of the filter.). However words with a bad word in it (Such as Scunthorpe) can get by. It's even possible to say the word "bitchass" even though both words would trip the filter on their own. "Ass" itself is a special word in that "Ass" is used in game content (Wonder Girl uses it in her cut scene). To compound the problem, at the time of writing there is no way to turn off the filter to avoid this problems, and the devs act shocked that the players are asking for one.

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* DCUniverseOnline ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' is bad with this. Among many frustrations with the filter, it's inconsistent. If a string of letters has a bad word in it, no matter if it has a space to denote that they aren't words, it will censor (i.e. " Wish it" would become "Wi#####" because of the filter.). However words with a bad word in it (Such as Scunthorpe) can get by. It's even possible to say the word "bitchass" even though both words would trip the filter on their own. "Ass" itself is a special word in that "Ass" is used in game content (Wonder Girl uses it in her cut scene). To compound the problem, at the time of writing there is no way to turn off the filter to avoid this problems, and the devs act shocked that the players are asking for one.
29th Jul '16 11:59:07 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' features very strict profanity filtering. Not totally unreasonable even for an M-rated game, but it does get a bit silly when one of the blocked words is "Hell", which is the name of a ''stage in the game'' that one characters hails from.

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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' features very strict profanity filtering. Not totally unreasonable even for an M-rated game, but it does get a bit silly when one of the blocked words is "Hell", which is the name of a ''stage ''a stage in the game'' that and where one of characters actually hails from.
29th Jul '16 11:58:14 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' features very strict profanity filtering. Not totally unreasonable even for an M-rated game, but it does get a bit silly when one of the blocked words is "Hell," and one of the characters is actually ''from there''.

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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' features very strict profanity filtering. Not totally unreasonable even for an M-rated game, but it does get a bit silly when one of the blocked words is "Hell," and "Hell", which is the name of a ''stage in the game'' that one of the characters is actually ''from there''.hails from.
29th Jul '16 11:53:37 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' features very strict profanity filtering. Not totally unreasonable even for an M-rated game, but it does get a bit silly when one of the blocked words is "Hell," and one of the characters is actually ''from there''.
27th Jul '16 12:17:15 PM AgProv
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* That there is a legitimate variety of sword called a bastard sword, which shows up in many [=RPGs=], makes discussion of said weapon somewhat annoying if the website in question thinks you're trying to swear. Likewise if you're trying to use "bastard" as a description rather than an insult, e.g. when talking about illegitimate children in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings''.

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* That there is a legitimate variety of sword called a bastard sword, which shows up in many [=RPGs=], makes discussion of said weapon somewhat annoying if the website in question thinks you're trying to swear. There is also a similar problem in metalworking where any weorkshop worth its name will hold bastard files. Likewise if you're trying to use "bastard" as a description rather than an insult, e.g. when talking about illegitimate children in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings''.
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