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7th Mar '17 5:32:02 PM nombretomado
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** MarxBrothers fans have difficulty referring to Harpo's trademark funny face, called the "Gookie," because the word contains the ethnic slur "gook" within it.

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** MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers fans have difficulty referring to Harpo's trademark funny face, called the "Gookie," because the word contains the ethnic slur "gook" within it.
5th Mar '17 6:22:35 PM Lirodon
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* The Christian news Web site "One News Now" automatically changes "gay" to "homosexual" in wire reports. It was pretty funny when Tyson Gay ran a 9.68-second 100-meter dash to win the event in the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials -- the resulting headline was 'Homosexual Sent to Olympics'.
** [[HilariousInHindsight It gets better]] -- the censored headline was accurate. Beijing '''also''' featured the first outed homosexual to win an Olympic gold medal, Australian diver Matthew Mitcham.

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* The Christian news Web site "One ''One News Now" Now'' (run by the American Family Association) automatically changes "gay" to "homosexual" in wire reports. It reports to suit their conservative position. Of course, there was pretty funny a time when Tyson Gay ran a 9.68-second 100-meter dash to win the event in site had to cover the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials -- the resulting headline was 'Homosexual Sent to Olympics'.
** [[HilariousInHindsight It gets better]] -- the censored headline was accurate. Beijing '''also''' featured the first outed homosexual to win an Olympic gold medal, Australian diver Matthew Mitcham.
journey of one "[[http://revealingerrors.com/tyson_homosexual Tyson Homosexual]]".
5th Mar '17 6:08:02 PM Lirodon
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* Due to the aftermath of incidents surrounding particular discussions of a sports radio host, a Michigan media forum censors the word "Huge". It makes it quite awkward to discuss h*** changes.

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* Due to the aftermath of incidents surrounding particular its discussions of a particular sports radio host, a Michigan media forum censors the word "Huge". It makes it quite awkward to discuss the h*** changes.changes someone did to their lineup.
18th Feb '17 12:16:49 AM ThePocket
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* ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' ignores spaces, as [[WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} Vinny]] discovered when he tried to set the greeting for his tournament to "Getti''n'' Ig''guy with it".

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* ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' ignores spaces, as [[WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} Vinny]] discovered when he tried to set the greeting for his tournament to "Getti''n'' Ig''guy "Getti'''n Ig'''gy with it".
18th Feb '17 12:15:01 AM ThePocket
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* ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' ignores spaces, as [[WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} Vinny]] discovered when he tried to set the greeting for his tournament to "Getti''n'' Ig''guy with it".
8th Feb '17 5:43:49 PM Outis
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* [[https://www.proboards.com/ ProBoards]] allows an administrator to customise or turn off the automatic censor, but the default settings used to be not only absurdly overzealous in what words and phrases they censored but also downright bizarre in what they changed them to, e.g. "penis" and "dick" became "thingy" while "pussy" and even ruder synonyms became "girl thingy" (yes, really). This could result in mentions of the famous Victorian novelist "Charles Thingyens" or a reference to a feline being rendered as "girl thingycat". Similarly "my assistant" would become "I disagreeistant".



** Since [=ProBoards=] automatically censors "dick" to "thingy", one occasionally runs into mentions of "Vice President thingy Cheney" and the like on message boards. Censoring it to "Richard" instead just makes some proper names worse (such as "Charles Richardens").
7th Feb '17 7:48:12 AM benda
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** Same can be said about other verbs derived from писать (pisat', to write). It's much less of a problem though as Russian language is based on [[UsefulNotes/CyrillicAlphabet Cyrillic alphabet]], so the problem with "pishite" would only arise if someone tries to write in Latin transliteration on an English-speaking site (Russian sites don't typically filter English obscene words). Of course, there are similar issues within Russian as written in Cyrillic letters - as shown [[http://bash.im/quote/392135 here]].

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** Same can be said about other verbs derived from писать (pisat', to write). It's much less of a problem though as Russian language is based on [[UsefulNotes/CyrillicAlphabet Cyrillic alphabet]], so the problem with "pishite" would only arise if someone tries to write in Latin transliteration on an English-speaking a Western site (Russian sites don't typically filter English obscene words). Of course, there are similar issues within Russian as written in Cyrillic letters - as shown [[http://bash.im/quote/392135 here]].
7th Feb '17 7:39:20 AM benda
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** Same can be said about other verbs derived from писать (pisat', to write). It's much less of a problem though as Russian language is based on [[UsefulNotes/CyrillicAlphabet Cyrillic alphabet]], so the problem with "pishite" would only arise if someone tries to write in Latin transliteration on an English-speaking site. Of course, there are similar issues within Russian as written in Cyrillic letters - as shown [[http://bash.im/quote/392135 here]].

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** Same can be said about other verbs derived from писать (pisat', to write). It's much less of a problem though as Russian language is based on [[UsefulNotes/CyrillicAlphabet Cyrillic alphabet]], so the problem with "pishite" would only arise if someone tries to write in Latin transliteration on an English-speaking site.site (Russian sites don't typically filter English obscene words). Of course, there are similar issues within Russian as written in Cyrillic letters - as shown [[http://bash.im/quote/392135 here]].
7th Feb '17 7:38:08 AM benda
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** Same can be said about other verbs derived from писать (pisat', to write).

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** Same can be said about other verbs derived from писать (pisat', to write). It's much less of a problem though as Russian language is based on [[UsefulNotes/CyrillicAlphabet Cyrillic alphabet]], so the problem with "pishite" would only arise if someone tries to write in Latin transliteration on an English-speaking site. Of course, there are similar issues within Russian as written in Cyrillic letters - as shown [[http://bash.im/quote/392135 here]].
31st Jan '17 1:39:47 PM rjd1922
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** They have a similar problem with naming a custom map in Halo 3. Among others, you can't use the word ''ass''ault... ''even though there's a game type called "Assault"''!
* The Toys/{{BIONICLE}} fansite {{BZPower}} has run afoul of this from time to time. For instance, the word "mod" filters to "moderator", a filter put in place early in the site's life to discourage discussion of rival fansite Mask of Destiny (commonly abbreviated as [=MoD=]). However, this poses problems in discussions of "mods" (modifications) for sets, and such discussions come up fairly frequently. Additionally, a lot of even minor insults like "jerk" would filter to #### or "idiot" to "cool dude" (Both words that actually appear in BIONICLE media) in order to discourage flaming, which made a line in an official BIONICLE short story posted to the site by BIONICLE writer Greg Farshtey seem shockingly profane. Most members simply learn to alter their vocabulary since [=BZPower=] has well-enforced rules against bypassing the word filter in any way. Most mods (moderators) recognize that some filtered words are silly or out-of-date and that the filter is in major need of an update, but they still enforce the rule against bypassing the word filter so new members don't think that putting spaces between letters is allowed for serious infractions.

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** They have a similar problem with naming a custom map in Halo 3.''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. Among others, you can't use the word ''ass''ault... ''even though there's a game type called "Assault"''!
* The Toys/{{BIONICLE}} fansite {{BZPower}} Website/{{BZPower}} has run afoul of this from time to time. For instance, the word "mod" filters to "moderator", a filter put in place early in the site's life to discourage discussion of rival fansite Mask of Destiny (commonly abbreviated as [=MoD=]). However, this poses problems in discussions of "mods" (modifications) for sets, and such discussions come up fairly frequently. Additionally, a lot of even minor insults like "jerk" would filter to #### or "idiot" to "cool dude" (Both words that actually appear in BIONICLE media) in order to discourage flaming, which made a line in an official BIONICLE short story posted to the site by BIONICLE writer Greg Farshtey seem shockingly profane. Most members simply learn to alter their vocabulary since [=BZPower=] has well-enforced rules against bypassing the word filter in any way. Most mods (moderators) recognize that some filtered words are silly or out-of-date and that the filter is in major need of an update, but they still enforce the rule against bypassing the word filter so new members don't think that putting spaces between letters is allowed for serious infractions.
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