Content warning: rant about fediverse etiquette, long-ish post
There's a thing I've been seeing a lot on the fediverse: people intentionally obfuscating words that tend to be triggering.
An argument for doing this on traditional social media can be made in order to avoid being silenced by some algorithm that decides what should and should not be seen based on an opaque set of ever-changing rules. Here on the fediverse there is no such algorithm. There is essentially no valid reason for doing so here.
In fact, any such filter that does exist here is generally put in place by the users themselves, and an attempt to evade such is essentially a violation of their consent.
I understand the argument about CWs, in that there's no way to foresee everything that could possibly upset someone, but there is no good argument in favour of this.
Perhaps for some it's a learned behaviour from the more traditional social media platforms, but if so, I humbly suggest unlearning it.