this is a phenomenon i've seen around the internet over the past few years. Kids keeps censoring sensitive or heavy stuff (ex: racism as r@cism). I know a lot of these people come from Tiktok or Twitter where the algorithm will destroy you if you use the uncensored words, but Spacehey doesn't have an algorithm. You do NOT have to censor things!! it's okay!!
This especially goes for Tumblr and A03, where tagging things is extremely important and censoring stuff can be actively harmful. If someone on A03 blocked 'transphobia' because they don't want to read a fic with transphobia in it, then someone tagging their fic with 'tr4ansph0bi4' is not going to help them. Also if you censor things they won't show up in the search which you CAN
take advantage of, but if you want people to see what you have to say
then don't censor it.
There are a lot of younger teens on here and I just want kids to understand this if they are interested in old web or niche website things because that's how it works.
that's all I've just seen this so much on spacehey and tumblr recently and it bugs me.