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BUGMAN Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:16am
CENSORSHIP on Steam usernames in-game.
Hello, everyone, today I'll be sharing my list of characters that for some reason (some obvious, but clearly others hyper-vigilant to a fault), are censored in game with asterisks.

It's an assumption of character, lazy, and also not necessary. Why can't the community just individually report offensive usernames in game? Instead, we see this sort of auto-action taken:

A List of Censored Characters in Destiny 2 Usernames [pastebin.com]

NOTE: Profanity Filter in-game does NOT disable the censorship on your username, or enable you to see other players censored usernames.

Current Censor Count: 58
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Our usernames are fine literally everywhere else.

I'm not changing my old username just for Bungie. They need to fix their problem. Every other developer on each Steam game we own doesn't have a problem with our preferred names except for them. It's dumb, and we're innocent. They're assuming racism, and general malicious intent. It's not woke. It's regressive behavior.

I need help, even from those who aren't effected by this to both build upon this list, and bring it to Bungie's attention that their lazy system is squashing innocent people whereas in-game I've heard someone on the forums claiming they've seen "Jew Nose" completely uncensored. It's not effective. Let players identify, and report offensive names themselves instead of unleashing a busted, ineffective filter on us.

Also, for those blaming Steam, and not Bungie: https://ibb.co/LNt7kyg

(for those seeking companionship in fellow censored peasants, TrickTr**** has made a group for us. Supporters are welcome too, but it should be noted that Bungie is aware of this problem now)
https://steamcommunity.com/groups/CensoredSoulsDestiny2
Last edited by BUGMAN; Dec 4, 2019 @ 10:57am
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Me Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:18am 
Just dropping in to let everyone know I was here before the thread got locked.
nitsuj Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:21am 
Originally posted by Me:
Just dropping in to let everyone know I was here before the thread got locked.
Me too. seen the same thing like 5 times now
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BUGMAN Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:21am 
Originally posted by Me:
Just dropping in to let everyone know I was here before the thread got locked.

I really want to mark this as the topic answer for comedic value, but perhaps that's not my best move.
Stripstroke Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:48am 
This thread won't get locked. There is nothing in here to get it locked, the one that did was the one that blew up into political non sense. It is perfectly fine to be outraged by this, it's an issue and it needs to be fixed. If it doesn't effect you then thats fine enjoy your game but try to see people's point of view towards this.
Me Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:50am 
Originally posted by Stripstroke:
This thread won't get locked. There is nothing in here to get it locked, the one that did was the one that blew up into political non sense. It is perfectly fine to be outraged by this, it's an issue and it needs to be fixed. If it doesn't effect you then thats fine enjoy your game but try to see people's point of view towards this.
It was just a joke, dude. No offense was meant.
BUGMAN Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:51am 
Originally posted by Me:
Originally posted by Stripstroke:
This thread won't get locked. There is nothing in here to get it locked, the one that did was the one that blew up into political non sense. It is perfectly fine to be outraged by this, it's an issue and it needs to be fixed. If it doesn't effect you then thats fine enjoy your game but try to see people's point of view towards this.
It was just a joke, dude. No offense was meant.

I'm sure he understands that. I've been naturally running into him as we face the same problem, and I've not witnessed him be angry towards anyone. You're good! : )
Stripstroke Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:52am 
Originally posted by Me:
Originally posted by Stripstroke:
This thread won't get locked. There is nothing in here to get it locked, the one that did was the one that blew up into political non sense. It is perfectly fine to be outraged by this, it's an issue and it needs to be fixed. If it doesn't effect you then thats fine enjoy your game but try to see people's point of view towards this.
It was just a joke, dude. No offense was meant.

Oh I know haha. I wasn't having a go just stating things. People are free to do what they want anyways hahaha.
Frondator Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:55am 
I assume all those banned "words" are circle jerk terms for the losers of 4chan. They must have a lot of time on their hands to come up with so many inside jokes and dank memes. I guess when your life is a joke, jokes come naturally.
Me Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:56am 
Originally posted by Cravigore:
I'm sure he understands that. I've been naturally running into him as we face the same problem, and I've not witnessed him be angry towards anyone. You're good! : )

Originally posted by Stripstroke:
Oh I know haha. I wasn't having a go just stating things. People are free to do what they want anyways hahaha.

Ah, just ignore me then, and carry on.
3ICE Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:58am 
And even if I turn off chat filter and word censor, stuff still gets censored in the UI. Well damn. Or should I say ♥♥♥♥?
Red Monk Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:59am 
To be honest, I wouldn't trust steam to contain themselves either, the names I have seen..
Stripstroke Oct 2, 2019 @ 1:00am 
Originally posted by Me:
Originally posted by Cravigore:
I'm sure he understands that. I've been naturally running into him as we face the same problem, and I've not witnessed him be angry towards anyone. You're good! : )

Originally posted by Stripstroke:
Oh I know haha. I wasn't having a go just stating things. People are free to do what they want anyways hahaha.

Ah, just ignore me then, and carry on.

Oh don't worry man feel free to come in anytime haha. I'm all for jokes lightens the mood on this issue anyway. I doubt anyone even has an issue with you being here.
Stripstroke Oct 2, 2019 @ 1:03am 
Originally posted by Red Monk:
To be honest, I wouldn't trust steam to contain themselves either, the names I have seen..

Yeah I wouldn't either. Thankfully Valve doesn't care about censoring usernames so this issue is Bungie's fault.
BUGMAN Oct 2, 2019 @ 1:05am 
Originally posted by Red Monk:
To be honest, I wouldn't trust steam to contain themselves either, the names I have seen..

Be that as it may... this system does not hit the correct targets. Almost all steam games have a way to report offensive usernames. Why doesn't Bungie discard this ineffective method which punishes innocent people, and instead rely on the community to report offensive names?

At the very least...! Include a method for us to dispute our censored names!
Stripstroke Oct 2, 2019 @ 1:07am 
Originally posted by Cravigore:
Originally posted by Red Monk:
To be honest, I wouldn't trust steam to contain themselves either, the names I have seen..

Be that as it may... this system does not hit the correct targets. Almost all steam games have a way to report offensive usernames. Why doesn't Bungie discard this ineffective method which punishes innocent people, and instead rely on the community to report offensive names?

At the very least...! Include a method for us to dispute our censored names!

Yeah I completely agree with that, so many ways to fix this. Even stated a bunch in my review for the game. I really hope Bungie comes through and fixes this. It's my only issue with the game since all the changes to the game itself are damn great.
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Date Posted: Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:16am
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