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Banned Words List

This is a list of words that are a big no-no on GameFAQs. Note that this page was included for historical purposes and is not actively maintained. In most cases, however, all of these words are prohibited from use on GameFAQs in some way.

Banned

  • shit
  • tits
  • twat
  • pussy
  • jism
  • jizm
  • nigger
  • fag
  • bitch
  • asshole
  • cunt
  • clit
  • arse-hole
  • ass-hole
  • dildo
  • pussies
  • ibtl (acronym of "in before the lock")
  • nigga
  • lesbo
  • arsehole
  • ass hole
  • arse hole
  • ‹^› ("ASCII art" middle finger)
  • fuck
  • shiz (commonly used bypass for shit)
  • WWWWWWWWWW (lamers used this string to stretch topic lists)
  • wigger (slur for a white person that tries to act black)
  • wigga
  • gook (slur for Vietnamese people)
  • urbandictionary (users were flooding this site with bad definitions)
  • jizz
  • titties
  • titty
  • @@@@@@@@@@ (lamers used this string to stretch topic lists)
  • outpimp (website that was spammed too much)
  • format c: (part of a phrase which causes problems for anti-virus programs)
  • lurkerfaqs (website that archives topics from CE and other boards, allowed potential board stalking)
  • fcuk
  • ngger (used on Next-Gen Gaming)
  • nggr (used on Next-Gen Gaming)
  • huntard
  • retardin
  • ritard
  • wiitard
  • narutard (naruto + retard)
  • /b/tard (/b/ + retard)
  • pihb ("pee in her butt")
  • kike (slur for Jewish people)
  • wootability.com
  • TR4Q ("tiers are for queers")
  • tw@ (TW@ is a location in GTA4)
  • ................................................................................
  • lockerz (website that was spammed too much)
  • cheathappens
  • shat
  • rapistberger (offensive nickname for Ben Roethlisberger)
  • rapistburger (offensive nickname for Ben Roethlisberger)

Auto-flagged

All auto-flagged words are banned from topic titles and user profiles and are automatically flagged for review by a moderator when used in messages, but they are not added into the moderation queue until another user also marks the message.

  • cock
  • penis
  • vagina
  • masturbate
  • masterbate
  • jack off
  • jackoff
  • feck
  • fock
  • goatse (bad website)
  • chink (slur for Chinese people)
  • prick (another word for penis)
  • masterbating
  • masturbating
  • wank (British slang for masturbate)
  • retard
  • fook
  • fuk
  • dyke
  • FOAD (fuck off and die)
  • tubgirl (bad website)
  • masturbation
  • masterbation
  • masterbat
  • ghey
  • ?referer= (often used in referral links)
  • ?refer=
  • ?ref=
  • ?referrer=
  • fap (fap fap fap)
  • r-tard
  • rtard
  • ?ref_id=
  • nagger (variation of "nigger" used on South Park)
  • retart
  • lmgtfy (stupid website)
  • tinypic

Topic titles

These words are disallowed in topic titles, but are allowed in messages and user profiles.

  • sux
  • whore
  • douche
  • http:// (problems caused by URLs in topic titles)
  • &shy (used to make blank topic titles - unknown status due to use of htmlspecialchars)
  • https:// (problems caused by URLs in topic titles)

Whitelist

While these words contain banned or auto-flagged words, they are allowed in topic titles and messages and will not automatically be flagged for review by a moderator.

  • ashita
  • atwater
  • babcock
  • cockatrice
  • cocked
  • cocker
  • cockney
  • cockpit
  • cockroach
  • cocktail
  • cocky
  • Cofagrigus
  • dirtwater
  • fagen
  • fastwater
  • gamemarketwatch
  • gobbledegook
  • gobbledygook
  • hancock
  • hitchcock
  • matsushita
  • mcconaughey
  • middlesborough
  • octopussy
  • peacock
  • pricked
  • pussycat
  • riftwatcher
  • ritardando
  • rootwater
  • sagashite
  • saltwater
  • scunthorpe
  • shatigon
  • shizo
  • shizu
  • swank
  • vandyke
  • wristwatch
  • yoshitaka
  • yoshitsu

Removed

These words were formerly on the banned/auto-flagged lists, but have since been removed by the GameFAQs administration and are now allowed on the message boards again. This list is not intended to be complete.

  • offiz.bei.t-online.d (link to an annoying scrolling page; enter "e" at the end to complete the URL)
  • ravenblack.net (website that was spammed too much)
  • dave allison (owner of CheatCC)
  • david allison
  • youdontknowwhoiam (website that is loaded with computer crashing HTML and spyware)
  • sd6/ (outwar-type referral links)
  • modfiles (users were begging for a bunch of moderator-only pages that were leaked)
  • mod files
  • modpics
  • mod pics
  • 68.13.103 (IP address for an FTP server which was used to steal cookies from its visitors)
  • gfnostalgia (part of a URL that redirects to darksidelegion)
  • lue2.tk (LUE's former porn site)
  • suprnova (popular piracy website that is now shut down)
  • cjs mom (banned to prevent GTA:SA spoilers)
  • cj's mom
  • cjs mother
  • eurogamer (conflict between users on that site and GameFAQs)
  • luecide (alternate spelling for LUEicide)
  • lueicide (account suicide fad started on LUE)
  • gmail (an obsession that must be suppressed)
  • god damn
  • god dammit
  • tricksteronline.com (website that was spammed during a "spread the word" contest)
  • ?r= (often used in referral links)
  • ....................
  • gay
  • homo
  • hitler
  • nazi
  • suck
  • dick
  • gameforcesite
  • emmessenn
  • cheatcc (website owner received death threats on the boards for copying guides without permission)
  • cheat code central (same as cheatcc)
  • 12712 Julian Ct
  • pornstarguru (bad website)
  • hiphop-pirate.com (website with illegal content)
  • freeipods.com
  • freeipod.com
  • freedvds.com
  • freecds.com
  • freevideogames.com
  • freegiftplanet.com
  • freecondoms.com
  • freeflatscreens.com
  • gamefaqsascii (website owner mass-spammed the site)
  • gfascii.com (new location of the GameFAQsASCII site)
  • agasonex. (blocks multiple links to the GameFAQsASCII site)
  • vgameforce (website that was spammed too much)
  • ogrish (bad website)
  • megamassmedia
  • freepsps.com
  • igeworld.com
  • soap-23-83-2czp-71
  • 23-83-2czp-71-9f
  • play-asia.com/soap (used in referral links)
  • ra sho wei na po (chain message that was spammed too much)
  • ra-sho-wei-na-po
  • ra-sho-weina-po
  • legion of legato (website that was spammed too much)
  • legion_of_legato
  • ippomails.com
  • blue-maniacs.com
  • dollarsmaker.net
  • woo-mails.com
  • gamefaqs2.com (spinoff site)
  • lotrogold
  • board213 (spinoff site)
  • maplestorymob.com (website that was spammed too much)
  • rick-gardiner.com (fake Brawl updates)
  • myex.ath.cx
  • ihateyoujulia.com
  • x213.net (spinoff site)
  • sturly.com (link redirector website)
  • queer
  • worksucks (bad website)
  • truth.org (website with offensive content)
  • tinyurl (link redirector website)
  • snipurl (link redirector website)
  • makeashorterlink (link redirector website)
  • hd loader (HDLoader is a device that can be used for PS2 emulation)
  • hdloader
  • N560NCIsaS8 (id of one of the YouTube rickroll videos)
  • 7sK3AqFYAWQ (id of one of the YouTube rickroll videos)
  • cool story bro
  • cool story, bro
  • umad
  • i'm 12
  • i am 12
  • oHg5SJYRHA0 (id of one of the YouTube rickroll videos)
  • f2b1D5w82yU (id of one of the YouTube rickroll videos)
  • STFU (shut the fuck up)
  • GTFO (get the fuck out)
  • encyclopediadramatic (bad website; enter "a.com" at the end to complete the URL)
  • ebaum (conflict between users on eBaum's World and GameFAQs)
  • luelinks.net (spinoff with inappropriate links)
  • ass****
  • ***hole
  • kevan.org (website that was spammed too much)
  • sash.rar
  • bukkake (Japanese word for a semen shower)
  • outwar.com (website that was spammed too much)
  • kingsofchaos (website that was spammed too much)
  • echo j (part of a phrase which causes problems for anti-virus programs)
  • lue2.com (website that was spammed too much)
  • mp3players4free.com
  • ds4free.com
  • (void*)shellcode (part of a phrase which causes problems for anti-virus programs)
  • netbux
  • treasuretrooper (website that was spammed too much)
  • rewardhits
  • gaminglagoon.com (website that was spammed too much)
  • n_gger
  • donkeymails.com
  • no-minimum.com
  • internetisseriousbus (rickroll website; enter "iness.com" at the end to complete the URL)
  • rialliance.net/test.
  • 2g1c (acronym of 2girls1cup)
  • 2g1f (acronym of 2girls1finger)
  • 2girls1finger (bad website)
  • 2girls1cup (bad website)
  • swap.avi (bad video)
  • myminicity (website that was spammed too much)
  • 2girls 1cup
  • 2 girls 1 cup
  • raygoldmodels.com
  • potd.com
  • mybrute.com (website that was spammed too much)

These words were formerly banned from usernames, but the automatic censor has been removed.

  • 666
  • 69 (a popular sexual position)
  • CJay
  • CJC
  • CNet
  • GameFAQs
  • God
  • JayC
  • Jesus
  • Laden
  • Ladin
  • Osama
  • Pimp
  • Powerman (Powerman was a banned user)
  • Rape
  • Sex
  • Shadota (Shadotak is CJayC's wife)
  • Shadowta
  • Trc (TRC was a former KoS user)
  • T rc (common bypass for accounts made by TRC)
  • Tr c (common bypass for accounts made by TRC)
  • T r c (common bypass for accounts made by TRC)
  • Txrxc (common bypass for accounts made by TRC)
  • Usama
  • Webmaster

These words were formerly banned from passwords, but the automatic censor has been removed.

  • 123456
  • Dragon
  • GameFAQs
  • Nintendo
  • Password
  • Pikachu
  • Pokemon
  • Qwerty (first six letters on most keyboards)
  • Any part of your username that is up to 6 characters long