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Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

... and lose your job in one easy step.

Daniel was fired because of his attempt to do something good. How come?


Daniel is H/A/M.

Please have a look at my two other puzzles as well (:
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Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 1:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do something good to himself? to other people? to colleagues? to his boss? to the humankind?
Was his attempt to do something good successful?
Did the attempt take place at work? was it job-related? did he use the company's resources?
Was it his first attempt? if not: were other attempts successful?
Any work for charity or not-for-profit organisations after his regular job relevant?
Is Daniel married? does he have children?
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Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 4:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do something good to himself? no to other people? yope to colleagues? no to his boss? no to the humankind? yope
Was his attempt to do something good successful? yope, DOYD of successful
Did the attempt take place at work? assume no was it job-related? did he use the company's resources? no to these two
Was it his first attempt? yes if not: were other attempts successful?
Any work for charity or not-for-profit organisations after his regular job relevant? no with the tiniest of an ish
Is Daniel married? does he have children? no to both
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Did his boss know about the attempt? Was Daniel trying to keep it from him? Did Daniel expect the boss would like it? Did the boss like it? Any other people relevant? Any colleagues relevant?
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Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his boss know about the attempt? yesish Was Daniel trying to keep it from him? no Did Daniel expect the boss would like it? yes Did the boss like it? no Any other people relevant? yope, but this might be misleading Any colleagues relevant? no
Good questions!
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Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 1:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Daniel's job relevant?
Are both the thing he attempted and his job in the same category area-wise?
Would, if successful, the thing Daniel attempted lead to similar results as his job does?
So that Daniel assumed that his boss would like it because his company could profit from what he attempted?
Or did he think he'd like it due to a personal interest/hobby of his boss?

The thing Daniel attempted, is it related to...
environmental protection?
hunger?
(world) peace?
immigration?
counteracting racism?
counteracting violence?
counteracting drug abuse?
education?
protecting/supporting children?
supporting the poor?
resources?
trade?
economy?
any other area of politics?

Does Daniel work...
for a company?
for an organization?
for a political party?
for the government?
in a factory?

Does Daniel's workplace...
create products?
sell products?
offer services?

Did he thing that what he attempted would enable his workplace to produce/do things...
cheaper?
faster?
more efficiantly?
of a higher quality?

Did he think that by what he attempted, his workplace could sell things for a more expensive price?
Or that it could gain/save money in a way that's not directly related to creating or selling things (tax-related, for example)?
Or that it would get a better image?
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Did he think that what he attempted would lead to better working conditions where he works?

Did he do it because he actually believed in it?
Or did he mainly do it for personal gain?
Like gathering brownie points from his boss?

Is a misunderstanding involved?
Like Daniel thought his boss was in favor of something (and Daniel did something related to this) when he really wasn't?

If so, did he think that because of something his boss...
said?
did?
wrote?
Is this relevant?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 3:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Daniel's job relevant? no
Are both the thing he attempted and his job in the same category area-wise? irrel, assume no
Would, if successful, the thing Daniel attempted lead to similar results as his job does? irrel, assume no
So that Daniel assumed that his boss would like it because his company could profit from what he attempted? no
Or did he think he'd like it due to a personal interest/hobby of his boss? no

The thing Daniel attempted, is it related to...
environmental protection?
hunger?
(world) peace?
immigration?
counteracting racism?
counteracting violence?
counteracting drug abuse?
education? tiny this-ish for this
protecting/supporting children? this!
supporting the poor? tiny this-ish for this
resources?
trade?
economy? tiny this-ish for this
any other area of politics?
no to rest

Does Daniel work...
for a company?
for an organization?
for a political party?
for the government?
in a factory?
unknown, assume for a company

Does Daniel's workplace...
create products?
sell products?
offer services?
unknown

Did he thing that what he attempted would enable his workplace to produce/do things...
cheaper?
faster?
more efficiantly?
of a higher quality?
none of these, OTWT

Did he think that by what he attempted, his workplace could sell things for a more expensive price?
Or that it could gain/save money in a way that's not directly related to creating or selling things (tax-related, for example)?
Or that it would get a better image?
no, OTWT again

Did he think that what he attempted would lead to better working conditions where he works? no

Did he do it because he actually believed in it? yes
Or did he mainly do it for personal gain? no, OTWT
Like gathering brownie points from his boss? no

Is a misunderstanding involved? YES
Like Daniel thought his boss was in favor of something (and Daniel did something related to this) when he really wasn't? no, but explore this line of thought

If so, did he think that because of something his boss...
said?
did?
wrote? none of these, there might be alslight FA
Is this relevant? no, but explore
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Did Daniel misunderstand his boss? Did the boss misunderstand Daniel? Or both? Or neither?

Did Daniel lie to his boss at some point?
Or do something that wasn't allowed at his workplace?
Did he steal things?
Arrive at work late? Or leave early?
Bring children to his workplace?

Did the boss think that Daniel was a pedophile?
Or otherwise doesn't treat the children right?
Had the boss ever met any of the children in person?

Did his boss think that any of the children Daniel cares for are Daniel's own?
Are any of the children ones of Daniel's boss?

Is the age of the children Daniel supports relevant?
If so, are they
...babies?
...toddlers?
...kindergarten kids?
...elementary schoolers?
...teenagers?

The thing Daniel does with the children, does it involve
...tutoring?
...art/music/acting?
...sports?
...nature?
...religion?
...consulting?
...therapy?
...medical care?
...babysitting/daycare?
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Did the boss misunderstand Daniel's intentions? Would any boss have fired Daniel? Would the boss have fired any employee who did this work? Did/would other people approve/disapprove?

Is the boss HAM? Is anything about him relevant?

Do the children like Daniel? Was the work a one-time only thing? Was he doing it for a week? month? year? decade? his whole life? Is Daniel's age relevant? Did Daniel continue the work with children after being fired?

Anyone other than Daniel, the boss, and the children relevant? Are the children boys? girls? both?
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Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 12:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Daniel misunderstand his boss? Did the boss misunderstand Daniel? this Or both? Or neither?

Did Daniel lie to his boss at some point? no
Or do something that wasn't allowed at his workplace? no
Did he steal things? no
Arrive at work late? Or leave early? no
Bring children to his workplace? no

Did the boss think that Daniel was a pedophile? no
Or otherwise doesn't treat the children right? FA, but OTRT, explore
Had the boss ever met any of the children in person? same FA

Did his boss think that any of the children Daniel cares for are Daniel's own? FA
Are any of the children ones of Daniel's boss? FA

Is the age of the children Daniel supports relevant? yesish
If so, are they
...babies?
...toddlers?
...kindergarten kids?
...elementary schoolers? most likely this
...teenagers?

The thing Daniel does with the children, does it involve
...tutoring?
...art/music/acting?
...sports?
...nature?
...religion?
...consulting?
...therapy?
...medical care?
...babysitting/daycare?
none of these because there still is an FA

Did the boss misunderstand Daniel's intentions? yes Would any boss have fired Daniel? probably not, but it depends on something that you haven't found out yet Would the boss have fired any employee who did this work? again, it depends on something Did/would other people approve/disapprove? yes indeed - his best friends, his father and his girlfriend disapproved
of his action too

Is the boss HAM? HAF Is anything about him her (; relevant? yope

Do the children like Daniel? FA Was the work a one-time only thing? same FA, but the thing he did was a one-time only thing Was he doing it for a week? month? year? decade? his whole life? a couple of minutes, and the relevant part didn't take longer than a couple of seconds Is Daniel's age relevant? no Did Daniel continue the work with children after being fired? FA

Anyone other than Daniel, the boss, and the children relevant? no Are the children boys? girls? both? assume both

I'll do a RECAP because of the FA that has snuck in:
Daniel was fired because of a certain action he did. This action was related to supporting/protecting children, but it didn't involve working with them. The action took him some minutes, the most relevant part of it only a couple of seconds.
His boss, his father, his best friends and his girlfriend all disapproved of it because they all misunderstood Daniel's intention.
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Did the boss feel the action was insulting toward women? Are any particular children actually relevant? Was the boss present during those few relevant minutes/seconds? Did he give money to a cause? Did the boss misunderstand the cause? If he had explained his real intentions, would she have believed him? Would she have still fired him?
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Did the boss feel the action was insulting toward women? no, her gender is irrel Are any particular children actually relevant? yes, but not the individuals, rather a group of children Was the boss present during those few relevant minutes/seconds? no Did he give money to a cause? no Did the boss misunderstand the cause? yesish If he had explained his real intentions, would she have believed him? yes Would she have still fired him? no - good questions!
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Did the boss understand that the attempt had to do with children? That it was meant to be supportive? Location/time period relevant?

Was Daniel's action something he said? did? Relevant how the info got back to his boss? Were any children present at that time? Was his father present? his girlfriend? his best friend(s)? anyone else?

Can we call the boss Joanna?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Did the boss understand that the attempt had to do with children? yes That it was meant to be supportive? NO Location/time period relevant? no for location, yes for time period - late 2000s or early 2010s, which should be very helpful

Was Daniel's action something he said? did? this Relevant how the info got back to his boss? yes Were any children present at that time? Was his father present? his girlfriend? his best friend(s)? anyone else? when the action was taken, none of them was present

Can we call the boss Joanna? sure
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Was ANYONE present? Did Joanna find out through a photograph? a video? Some kind of motion sensor? Did someone hear Daniel? A recording of Daniel?

Did she think he was committing a crime? If so: murder? theft? arson? something else?

Were there other consequences for Daniel? Did he go to jail? Did Joanna advise that he should go to jail?

Was Daniel outside when he did the action? In his home? At a center for child-related things? A school? His workplace?
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Did he commit an action typically performed by prospective pedophiles? Offer a child candy? Call for his lost dog (who possibly was really lost)?
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Was ANYONE present? no Did Joanna find out through a photograph? a video? Some kind of motion sensor? Did someone hear Daniel? A recording of Daniel? no to all, but explore, and keep in mind when it happened

Did she think he was committing a crime? no If so: murder? theft? arson? something else?

Were there other consequences for Daniel? yes, his girlfriend broke up with him Did he go to jail? Did Joanna advise that he should go to jail? no to rest

Was Daniel outside when he did the action? no In his home? assume this At a center for child-related things? no A school? no His workplace? unlikely, but possible

Did he commit an action typically performed by prospective pedophiles? Offer a child candy? Call for his lost dog (who possibly was really lost)? no to all

HINT: The story is from someone else's imagination and probably a bit exaggerated. There's an easy way Joanna, his girlfriend, his father and his friends could have found out what Daniel really meant, and then they would have approved.
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Recent technology relevant? Recent real-world events?

Did they think he was: cheating at something? Being careless? Being stupid? Breaking a rule? If he had been unemployed, would he he have gotten in the same trouble?
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Recent technology relevant? very much Recent real-world events? I wouldn't call it an "event", but the relevant group of children is defined by something that is currently happening in the real world

Did they think he was: cheating at something? no Being careless? yope Being stupid? yope Breaking a rule? DOYD of rule If he had been unemployed, would he he have gotten in the same trouble? yes
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Was the action done using a modern device? a cell phone? an MP3 player? a computer? Was he writing/typing something?

Did the children often use computers/phones/those sorts of things?

Rule: a government-enforced law? a job-related rule? an ethical rule? a moral rule? a religious rule?
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Was the action done using a modern device? yes! a cell phone? no an MP3 player? no a computer? yes Was he writing/typing something? no, but on the right track

Did the children often use computers/phones/those sorts of things? no at all

Rule: a government-enforced law? no a job-related rule? no an ethical rule? yes a moral rule? yes a religious rule? I can't think of a religion that would appreciate the relevant thing, so let's say yes
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Was he: playing a game? Typing? Surfing the web? The LTPF relevant? Donating money? Watching movies/shows/videos? Sending computer viruses? Installing/updating programs? Fixing the computer? Turning it on? Turning it off? Was he researching ways to help? Did people find out by examining the computer? A different computer? Was the computer he used actually his?
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Was he: playing a game? no Typing? no, or maybe Surfing the web? yes! The LTPF relevant? no Donating money? no Watching movies/shows/videos? no Sending computer viruses? no Installing/updating programs? no Fixing the computer? no Turning it on? no Turning it off? no Was he researching ways to help? no, but researching is OTRT Did people find out by examining the computer? no A different computer? they found out by using their respective computers Was the computer he used actually his? unknown, assume yes
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Are emails relevant? Internet fora? Did he post something online? A photo? Some text? Did he visit "bad" websites?
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Are emails relevant? no Internet fora? no Did he post something online? yes! A photo? no Some text? yope Did he visit "bad" websites? no
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Did he quote text? Copy/paste it? Was it sarcasm? Relevant where he posted it?
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Did he quote text? no, and that's important Copy/paste it? no Was it sarcasm? no Relevant where he posted it? yes
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Did he post it: on a forum? a wiki? a blog? a search engine? a social networking site? If this was a true story and I knew the answer, could I look it up and find out if it's true? Was the site child-related? child-oriented? child-friendly?

Did he post an opinion that wasn't his?
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Did he post it: on a forum? a wiki? a blog? a search engine? a social networking site? this If this was a true story and I knew the answer, could I look it up and find out if it's true? If what is true? Was the site child-related? no child-oriented? no child-friendly? not more or less child-friendly than any other social networking site

Did he post an opinion that wasn't his? yope
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Did he post a video? An audio clip? Did he post it on his own page? A page related to children? Is the specific site relevant? Did children view his posting? Were they expected to? Did Daniel have any specific children in mind?
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Did he post a video? no An audio clip? no Did he post it on his own page? yes, his page on the social networking site A page related to children? no Is the specific site relevant? the soical network is relevant Did children view his posting? possibly, but not the children his post was about Were they expected to? no Did Daniel have any specific children in mind? children who should see it or children his post was about? no for the former, yes for the latter - remember that it also has to do with economy, trade (which I somehow didn't say yes to in Potato's list), supporting the poor and maybe education.
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School systems relevant?
Changes of the school system relevant?
Referendums on changes in the school system relevant?

Was the thing he posted his personal opinion that he put into his own words?
If so, was his wording ambiguous in some way?
Maybe so that it seemed as if he was against the system as a whole?
Or wanted to initiate some (violent) protest?
Or do something criminal?
Or support a right-wing party?

Or was it one of those texts that the originator wants to see copy-and-pasted to as many profile pages as possible?
Or a link to another website?
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School systems relevant?
Changes of the school system relevant?
Referendums on changes in the school system relevant?
no to all

Was the thing he posted his personal opinion that he put into his own words? no
If so, was his wording ambiguous in some way? no, but something was ambiguous
Maybe so that it seemed as if he was against the system as a whole? no
Or wanted to initiate some (violent) protest? no
Or do something criminal? no
Or support a right-wing party? no, but explore "support"

Or was it one of those texts that the originator wants to see copy-and-pasted to as many profile pages as possible? no
Or a link to another website? YES
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Did he link to another website that promoted "bad" views? Was he trying to activate support for his cause?
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Did he link to another website that promoted "bad" views? no Was he trying to activate support for his cause? yes!
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Was the site that he linked to child-related? Child-aimed? Child-friendly? Child-created? Created by Daniel? Was it economy-related? Money-related? Trade-related? Poverty-related? Education-related? Was it a business site? Did Joanna and the others click on the link and view its content?
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Was the site that he linked to child-related? yes Child-aimed? no Child-friendly? no Child-created? no Created by Daniel? no Was it economy-related? yesish Money-related? yesish Trade-related? yesish Poverty-related? yesish Education-related? possibly Was it a business site? no Did Joanna and the others click on the link and view its content? NO! - very good q
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Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When they saw the link, did they see: a URL? The name of the site/page? A number? A quote? Daniel's paraphrasing of the site's content?

Was it an information site? Was it a philanthropy site? Did it talk about child-related problems in the world? In a particular country?

Is it a real site?
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When they saw the link, did they see: a URL? no The name of the site/page? yesish A number? no A quote? no Daniel's paraphrasing of the site's content? no

Was it an information site? probably Was it a philanthropy site? possibly Did it talk about child-related problems in the world? about a specific problem In a particular country? unknown, but the problem is more likely to occur in some countries than in others

Is it a real site? no
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Did the link's text state an opinion? Was it Daniel's opinion? The site's opinion? An opinion that the site's creator(s) disagreed with?

Does the problem exist mainly in rich countries? Poor countries? Does it involve computers?
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Did the link's text state an opinion? no, but explore Was it Daniel's opinion? no The site's opinion? no An opinion that the site's creator(s) disagreed with? no, but explore

Does the problem exist mainly in rich countries? no Poor countries? this Does it involve computers? no

HINT: Find out what social network this happened on. It wouldn't have worked on a different one.
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Was it an opinion that Daniel disagreed with? That the general public disagreed with? That Joanna, Daniel's girlfriend, Daniel's friends, and Daniel's father disagreed with? Did it state a fact? About children? Did it contain a number? of children?

The site: facebook? twitter? linkedin? youtube? myspace? Did it focus on links? Music? Microblogging? Videos? Photos? A specific topic?
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Was it an opinion that Daniel disagreed with? That the general public disagreed with? That Joanna, Daniel's girlfriend, Daniel's friends, and Daniel's father disagreed with? all in all, it looked like an opinion that Daniel, his boss, friends, father, girlfriend and the general public disagree with Did it state a fact? noish About children? noish Did it contain a number? no of children? no

The site: facebook? this one twitter? linkedin? youtube? myspace? Did it focus on links? Music? Microblogging? Videos? Photos? A specific topic?
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Did he post it on his wall? Were the other characters all his "friends" on Facebook? Did the link's text mention children? The economy? Poverty? Trade? Education? Daniel?

Is the problem that some children are poor? That they don't have enough food? clothing? money? other materials? Are the children orphans?
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Is what he posted merely the URL to the website?
Or does his post include
...a video?
...a picture?
...a text describing what's on the website?
...a text about the purpose of the website?
...a text about the person(s)/organization the website is about?

Are school fees relevant?
Private schools?
Governmental investments into schools?
Children from poorer families being less likely to get good education?
Children with an immigrant background being less likely to get good education?
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Did he post it on his wall? yes Were the other characters all his "friends" on Facebook? yes Did the link's text mention children? yes The economy? not explicitly Poverty? not explicitly Trade? not explicitly Education? not explicitly Daniel? no

Is the problem that some children are poor? more than that That they don't have enough food? clothing? money? other materials? yope to all of those Are the children orphans? possibly

Is what he posted merely the URL to the website? no
Or does his post include
...a video?
...a picture?
...a text describing what's on the website? thisish, no to rest
...a text about the purpose of the website?
...a text about the person(s)/organization the website is about?

Are school fees relevant?
Private schools?
Governmental investments into schools?
Children from poorer families being less likely to get good education?
Children with an immigrant background being less likely to get good education? no to all
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Do the children not have enough: food? water? a specific type of money? of food? of water? of clothing? Do they not have enough stuff in general?
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Do the children not have enough: food? water? a specific type of money? of food? of water? of clothing? Do they not have enough stuff in general? possibly to all
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Did the link's text contain a joke? Did it mention race? Racism? Was it a question? A statement? A sentence fragment? A command?
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Did the link's text contain a joke? Did it mention race? Racism? Was it a question? A statement? A sentence fragment? this is closest - it's actually only two words A command? no to rest

An updated RECAP:
Daniel posts a link on facebook. The link itself only contains two words. It redirects to a page about a specific group of children. Those children are poor and possibly don't have enough to eat, not enough clothing etc., but there's one thing about them that's more important.
His girlfriend, boss, father and best friends all see the link on facebook. They misunderstand Daniel's actual intention, raising awareness/promoting a cause, because of the wording.
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Did it contain the word "children?" A synonym for children? The word "child?" A synonym?

Did they misunderstand the meaning of one of the words?

Is the word "children" (or something like it) the first word? The second? Is the other word a pronoun? A verb? An adjective? A noun? An adverb? An interjection? A conjunction? A preposition?
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Were the two words a command?
Something offensive?
Violence relevant?

Did it contain spelling errors?
Spelling errors turning one word into another one?
Or both words?
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Did it contain the word "children?" A synonym for children? The word "child?" this one, not to rest A synonym?

Did they misunderstand the meaning of one of the words? noish, but explore

Is the word "children" (or something like it) the first word? "child" is the first word The second? Is the other word a pronoun? A verb? An adjective? A noun? this one An adverb? An interjection? A conjunction? A preposition?

Were the two words a command? no
Something offensive? no
Violence relevant? not sure what you mean here, please rephrase (:

Did it contain spelling errors? no
Spelling errors turning one word into another one? so, no
Or both words? so, no
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Is the reason it has to be Facebook because of the "like" feature?
That when you share a link Facebook says "Bob Smith likes:"?

(Popped to mind since I often find myself looking for the "Dislike" button. I mean, I see my friend Mary just caught her husband with a stripper and kicked him out...which I approve of, but I don't really have anything to say and hitting "Like" to that news just seems WRONG. Need a "Dislike" button.)
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(Clearly I meant I approved of the her kicking him out, not the him being with a stripper in the first place...she amends, neatly illustrating the pitfalls of managing complex social interactions on a social networking site with limited quick response options.)
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Did the others not understand something about Facebook?
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Is the reason it has to be Facebook because of the "like" feature? YES!
That when you share a link Facebook says "Bob Smith likes:"? yep

(Popped to mind since I often find myself looking for the "Dislike" button me too!. I mean, I see my friend Mary just caught her husband with a stripper and kicked him out...which I approve of, but I don't really have anything to say and hitting "Like" to that news just seems WRONG. Need a "Dislike" button.)

Did the others not understand something about Facebook? noish
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"Daniel likes Aids Orphans"?
And "Aids Orphans" is the name of a group that helps children orphaned because of parents/caregivers dying?

Do we need to get the exact link words?
The cause?
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Daniel likes child somethingorather? Is the other word a problem related to children? e.g. Daniel Likes Child Poverty?
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"Daniel likes Aids Orphans"? something like that, see below
And "Aids Orphans" is the name of a group that helps children orphaned because of parents/caregivers dying? see below

Do we need to get the exact link words? see below
The cause? see below

Daniel likes child somethingorather? yes Is the other word a problem related to children? YES e.g. Daniel Likes Child Poverty? YES, it's time for the

********SPOILER********
Daniel reads an online article about child slavery and thinks that people should know about it. He shares it on facebook by clicking the "like" button. Because the title is "Child Slavery", his facebook post reads "Danny Jones likes Child Slavery". His boss, among several other people, does not click on the link and thinks that Daniel is a cruel monster, which is why she fired him.
The puzzle is based on this Cyanide&Happiness comic: http://www.explosm.net/comics/2398/


Thanks for playing, and congratulations to Vesica und Hominid for the solve! (:
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Nice puzzle. Nice comic, too.
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Ha ha, this is a good one :-)
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If this puzzle had a "Like" button, I would totally click it. Well done, Doriana!

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