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In the gen 5 Pokemon games, if you game was set to English, you couldn't trade a Cofagrigus to another player without giving it a nickname first because its default name would trigger the language censor.

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In the gen 5 Pokemon games, if you game was set to English, you couldn't trade a Cofagrigus to another player without giving it a nickname first because its default name would trigger the language censor.
I never heard of that one. It's like a cross between censorship and a programming over site.
 

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TMNT 2 they never actually use weapons

In the UK they were called Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, because British people have a fear of ninjas. Idk the full history of their fears or the cause. I assume its like how white Americans have an instinctual of black people.
Speaking of TMNT, the 2003 version had an episode that was banned.

 
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Farseers are a big part of 40k Eldar, but the old BL forum would change the word "Farseer" to "Fbleeper". Farseer tended to come up in user names, IIRC, which got interesting.
 
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Farseers are a big part of 40k Eldar, but the old BL forum would change the word "Farseer" to "Fbleeper". Farseer tended to come up in user names, IIRC, which got interesting.
Much to the dismay of the Fbleepers of Sbleephorpe.
 

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In Temtem, when you rename your own PokƩmon creatures, it denies the word "poop" at the end of a larger word but not "poo." So hah! Take that you idiotic censors...All shall end in poo!

(Ah wait, this is a video film topic, sorry, Chimpzy's post gave me the wrong impression, blame chimpzy
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That one time Funimation simulcasted some episodes of the very nsfw anime Ishuzoku Reviewers, including releasing one dubbed one, before apparently only then realizing what they were airing and quickly taking it down. Tho perhaps not so much an example of dumb censorship as just plain dumb.

(Ah wait, this is a video film topic, sorry, Chimpzy's post gave me the wrong impression, blame chimpzy šŸ«£šŸ˜‰)
Success? Don't know at what, but it succeeded.
 
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TMNT 2 they never actually use weapons

In the UK they were called Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, because British people have a fear of ninjas. Idk the full history of their fears or the cause. I assume its like how white Americans have an instinctual of black people.
It wasn't racially motivated, but due to ninjas being associated with throwing stars, kunia, and general sharp instruments. Ninjas were pretty big in the late 80's and early 90's, so parents and the media got all antsy over it. With Britain ofcourse being the worst just like with the Video Nasties.
 
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That one time Funimation simulcasted some episodes of the very nsfw anime Ishuzoku Reviewers, including releasing one dubbed one, before apparently only then realizing what they were airing and quickly taking it down. Tho perhaps not so much an example of dumb censorship as just plain dumb.

Success? Don't know at what, but it succeeded.
There is rather famously an instance similar to that in Australian broadcast television. It was Channel 9 if memory serves, that decided it would one up 'Australia's Funniest Home Videos' with 'Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos'; oh yes no way that idea could go hideously wrong. Legend says that the show aired half a segment before Kerry Packer, the network owner, phoned the station manager and said "Get that shit off air!" and was subsequently replaced by a re-run of something totally banal. It never saw the light of day again.
 

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It wasn't racially motivated, but due to ninjas being associated with throwing stars, kunia, and general sharp instruments. Ninjas were pretty big in the late 80's and early 90's, so parents and the media got all antsy over it. With Britain ofcourse being the worst just like with the Video Nasties.
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