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I Count Asterisks to Try to Figure Out What Was Censored

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    Orly?

    I didn't know other people did this too. Now I don't feel so odd =P The longer strands of asterisks are harder to decipher though, so I usually just ignore and move on. My mind doesn't work in that way well enough to figure out what most censored things are. If it's not...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2008

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    Inquiring Minds Need No Censorship

     Reading a lot of asterisks takes away from the feeling.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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    It Is Quite Entertaining

    I do, I count the asterisks to figure out the word that was censored. And it is quite a fun way to kill time, when you dont know all the words out there that can be censored. My favorite of course is ******** I use it quite a lot , together of course with **** *** or...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    **** ******** *****

    Glad it's not just me...  Sometimes on here, I really can't figure out what the asterisks are hiding.  Especially for the groups with titles that just say something like 'I *************'.  You what?  What exactly is it that you do?   Some of these...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    I Thought I Was a Loner...

    I thought I was some twisted weirdo counting the asterisks in censored words, but it turns out there are 67 other weirdos too!   Anyway, my fellow weirdos, don't you just love it when it comes up with a certain number of asterisks and you can't figure out what word they...
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-18, M 8 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    It Can Be Confusing

    it can be hard to know what someone's even saying with cencoring. i am glad to see ep lightening up and bit as they continue o make improvments to the site
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Dec 13, 2007

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    Hehehehehe

    Oh my f****** god yes!!!!! I soooooo do this. S*** I don't even realise I f****** do it too HAHAHAHAHA =P
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2010

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    Four Letter Words!!!

    GAHHH I just hate the cencorship. It's just so hard to read what it says! And it's called 'four letter words' because they usually have four letter; that makes it really hard to figure out what it says!!
    Lola91 Lola91 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2008

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    ****!

    I think everyone does this but I must admit that I occasionally have problems with 4 letter words. There are so many of them that the context doesn't always help you figure out what the original 4 letter word was. And it can totally change the meaning of the sentence.
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    I Don't

    I'm always adding an extra letter to the bad words so that you can still read it.  Everyone probably thinks that i'm a horrible speller, when in reality, i'm just being thoughtful.  haha?  what???
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 26, 2008

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    Entertainment

    Sometimes I find it more entertaining to substitute my own corny not-quite obscenities for the asterisks...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl 31-35, F Nov 22, 2011

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    Hate Asterisks

    I absolutely hate those asterisks, I am not a mind reader can't figure out what is being said. who decides what can be said and can't be said
    bquick bquick 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    I Will Admit

    There are some real stumpers!  I love trying to figure it all out!  It's a puzzle to me!
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 2 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    What The **** Did You Just ******* Censor?

    I will ******* figure this **** out.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Yeah I Do.

    I think almost everyone does. I can't help it everytime I see something censored I count the asterisks just to guess what the word is LOL. Also if one or more letters are substituted with an asterisk I also try to figure out what that word is.  
    anschel anschel 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Damn I Still Do This!!!

    It's fun!! except the 4 letter words ... sometimes it could be anything .... but I like guessing. :)
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    Usually...

    Usually I can figure it out based on what the word before it was...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M Nov 8, 2007

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    There Should Be a Guide For My Kind of Pervitude, Or Lack Thereof

    I cannot for the life of me figure out some of these censored words. It's espesh ridick when I can't figure it out in the title of an experience! I Want To Have ********** *******. Huh??? I Was Involved In Group **********. WTF? It's not "sex" or the eff word for sex...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 3 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    * **** ***** ****

    * **** ***** *** ********* ** *** ** ****** *** **** *** ******** *** ****** **** **** *****! * **** ** **** *********** ********* ** ** * **** ** *** ***. ** ****, **** *** *** ***** ** **...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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    Makes No ******* Sense

    i used to feel like a ******* freak when i counted all of the ********* asteriks it feels really good to know i'm not the only crazy *****
    setfiretotherain setfiretotherain 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    Word Puzzles

    I can more or less guess most of them, it's a shame there is a list of "forbidden" words. Finding a logo for them would be even more difficult. There would be one somewhere though, this is the internet, everything is somewhere.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 15, 2010

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    Too Much Time On My Hands

    Who doesn't...?
    TiPoupon TiPoupon 18-21, F Jun 13, 2008

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    Context Is Everything!

    Not only do I count asterisks, I figure out context.... and am pretty good at figuring out what is meant.  After all, there are only so many words that fit in the sentence "I was so ****** off"!!
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2008

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    I Thought Everyone Did This.

    I just feel like it is best to know what the words are. I also feel so smart when I figure out a word with no letters. : )
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 16 Responses Dec 2, 2007

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    Asterisks In Texts Sound

    Almost any government tends to keep the citizens in constant fear. The only fear citizens should have is the fear of their government. To strangle civil rights government won't omiss any means of restriction. We Germans just experience a new surge of attack. Our House of...
    Genrik Genrik 66-70, M Nov 13, 2007

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    Some of Us

    Some of us say, that all of us are in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.  I don't know about that, but I know I look at the stars when I count them to see what words EP has censored out.
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 16 Responses May 20, 2009

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    Not Even Numbers Are Immune!

    watch this: 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71......
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    ****

    Lol.  I love that this is a group.  ^.^ Anyway, I was actually reading a story just before I found this group, and it had a bunch of censored words, and I couldn't figure all of them out!!  It bugs me when I can't get it.   ....Dude!!, I just realized what...
    moonlit1 moonlit1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2008

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    What The **** Does That Mean?

    **** ; **** : **** ; ****.... all different, 4 letter 'bleep' words! How the **** am I supposed to know which one it's supposed to be? What the ****?? Who makes the rules to this ****? This is giving me a **** headache!
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 10 Responses May 24, 2011

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    And I have to get on the desktop to search

    certain things???? Bullshit. Your app can rot
    enigmatickoala enigmatickoala 22-25, M Apr 26

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    I Do Too

    I count too to try and figure out the bad word so heres how i say a word ithink they will @#* by it i space it like the word  h ell then they can see the word , i was writting a blog on b reast cancer it wasnt talking about s e x but i got the little stars so i went back...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F Mar 11, 2009

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    Duuuuddddeeeee!!!!!!!!!

    I read this, and I have to say this is the funniest thing I have read on here so far....Sooooo true!!!
    thisisntme420 thisisntme420 22-25, F 1 Response May 20, 2009

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    VERY Puzzling

    *********** *** ***** lust **** ********** bisexual ******** ***** **** **** **** ***** ***** ***** **** hooker ****** ****** **** ********* **** **** ******* shag bullshit sex sexual stripmall...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 71 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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    Mysteries of Editing.

    here's one that truly baffled me a minute ago: ********** and don't forget *****, ********, and stripmall
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 16 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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    It's stupid but I do.

    Most of the time they put them there for no super important reason, sometimes though it actually adds to whatever I happen to be reading.
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 6

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