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[LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:19 pm

Robert lost his job because he wanted to avoid an annoying experience with dog waste.
(Robert=HAM, and he was having a white-collar office job with no relation to street cleaning or the like)
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Postby Westing1992 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:37 pm

Dog 'waste' is euphemistic for excrement, correct? His dog? The dog of someone he knew?
Did he lose his job because he was late? Because he was rude? Because he didn't complete an assigned task? Because the company downsized?
Was the annoying experience he wanted to avoid stepping on the waste? Cleaning it up? Seeing/smelling it? Did he successfully avoid this experience?
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Postby LemonCurry » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:00 pm

Dog 'waste' is euphemistic for excrement, correct? yes His dog? no The dog of someone he knew? no
Did he lose his job because he was late? no Because he was rude? yes Because he didn't complete an assigned task? yesish Because the company downsized? no
Was the annoying experience he wanted to avoid stepping on the waste? no Cleaning it up? no Seeingyes smelling it? no Did he successfully avoid this experience? yes
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Postby Balin » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:45 am

Dog waste: literal excrement? Some figurative expression?
Was the waste in public? In his house? At his workplace?
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Postby LemonCurry » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:15 am

Dog waste: literal excrement? yope Some figurative expression? no
Was the waste in public? yope In his house? no At his workplace? no
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:47 am

Was the dog waste not picked up, but supposed to? Were dogs involved in his job? Was the waste he wanted to avoid seeing fresh? Old? Dried? Runny? On the ground? In the trash? Was it from one dog? The dog(s) of one person?
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Postby psymann » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:15 am

Aw, GalFisk, why stop there? ;-)

Was the waste he wanted to avoid seeing fresh? Old? Dried? Runny? Gloopy? Knobbly? Would it pass through a kitchen sieve with minimal force? Did it smell? more than an average doggy deposit? Was there more than one piece? two? ten? too many to count? Were they all the same size? Was there a lot? A little? Enough to fill a kinder egg? a coke can? a casserole dish? Were other dogs sniffing it? other humans? Did it have coloured flecks in it? Was it light? dark? dithered from one end to the other? Had it been trodden on? Had flecks of it been blown by wind? Had bits of litter or plant matter stuck to it? Had it adhered to the surface it was on? Did it have flies on it? many flies? were they landing on it or just flying around? after landing on it, were they landing on Robert's face? Had any small children accidentally interacted with it? Was it similar to doggy doo doo that Robert had encountered before? Did Robert have a dog-waste fetish? Does anyone?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:39 am

Was the dog waste not picked up, but supposed to? No Were dogs involved in his job? No Was the waste he wanted to avoid seeing fresh?
Yesish Old? Or maybe this, doyd Dried? Runny? On the ground? In the trash? Was it from one dog? The dog(s) of one person? No to rest


Was the waste he wanted to avoid seeing fresh? see above Old? Dried? Runny? Gloopy? Knobbly? Would it pass through a kitchen sieve with minimal force? Did it smell? more than an average doggy deposit? Was there more than one piece? two? ten? too many to count? Were they all the same size? Was there a lot? A little? Enough to fill a kinder egg? a coke can? a casserole dish? Were other dogs sniffing it? other humans? Did it have coloured flecks in it? Was it light? dark? dithered from one end to the other? Had it been trodden on? Had flecks of it been blown by wind? Had bits of litter or plant matter stuck to it? Had it adhered to the surface it was on? Did it have flies on it? many flies? were they landing on it or just flying around? after landing on it, were they landing on Robert's face? Had any small children accidentally interacted with it? Was it similar to doggy doo doo that Robert had encountered before? Did Robert have a dog-waste fetish? Does anyone? No to these, and obvious FA :)
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Postby irishelk » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:19 pm

So it was waste from multiple dogs? Or from no actual dog?

Yope to "literal excrement"--is it fake dog poop? If so, does Robert know that?
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Postby LemonCurry » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:51 pm

So it was waste from multiple dogs? Or from no actual dog? this

Yope to "literal excrement"--is it fake dog poop? no If so, does Robert know that?
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Postby irishelk » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:05 pm

Is it an image of dog waste? Waste from an animal other than a dog?

Is it hypothetical dog waste? For example, he admits that in a given situation, he would avoid seeing dog waste, and is fired for this statement?
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Postby Westing1992 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:40 pm

Does he make a comparison to dog waste? As an insult or something? (ex. "That woman's hair looks like doggy doo")?
Is he mistaken and think something IS dog waste? Or is mistaken and believe that a situation might involve seeing dog waste, but it really wouldn't?
Does he say something that is misunderstood as something else? (ex. He makes an innocent comment about waste, it's misheard as something rude)? If so, was it misunderstood as racist?
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:22 am

Is it an image of dog waste? Waste from an animal other than a dog? no

Is it hypothetical dog waste? yesish For example, he admits that in a given situation, he would avoid seeing dog waste, and is fired for this statement? but not this

Does he make a comparison to dog waste? As an insult or something? (ex. "That woman's hair looks like doggy doo")?
no

Is he mistaken and think something IS dog waste? Or is mistaken and believe that a situation might involve seeing dog waste, but it really wouldn't?
no

Does he say something that is misunderstood as something else? yesish(ex. He makes an innocent comment about waste, it's misheard as something rude)? but not this If so, was it misunderstood as racist? possibly but irrel
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Postby irishelk » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:39 pm

Does he say something along the lines of "I don't want to do ________, because that involves looking at dog poo?"

Is his specific job relevant? Does he work in an office? Is any place outside of his job relevant?

Is he fired? If so, just him, or is it a laid off/ made redundant situation? Does he choose to leave?
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Postby LemonCurry » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:20 am

Does he say something along the lines of "I don't want to do ________, because that involves looking at dog poo?"
no

Is his specific job relevant? not the specific job, but one aspect or two Does he work in an office? probably Is any place outside of his job relevant? no

Is he fired? If so, just him, or is it a laid off/ made redundant situation? Does he choose to leave?
assume just Robert was fired
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:02 pm

Hint: Robert was rude to a customer.
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Postby Grip » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:53 pm

Did the customer threaten to respond by hurling dog feces at him? :)
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:00 pm

Did the customer threaten to respond by hurling dog feces at him? :)
Uhm, no.
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Postby Grip » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:14 pm

Is curbing dogs relevant? was Robert afraid he'd get dog feces on him?
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:20 pm

Is curbing dogs relevant? No was Robert afraid he'd get dog feces on him? No
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Postby Grip » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:21 pm

If Robert hadn't been rude, would he have then had to face the dog excrement issue?
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:25 pm

If Robert hadn't been rude, would he have then had to face the dog excrement issue?
No. Possible FA
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Postby Grip » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:06 pm

Was the customer male? female? a dog? relevant?
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:35 pm

Was the customer male? female? a dog? relevant?
The customer was certainly human, m/f is irrelevant
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Postby Grip » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:06 pm

Was Robert fired over just the rudeness?
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Postby LemonCurry » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:14 pm

Was Robert fired over just the rudeness?
Yes - assume it was a very important customer...the puzzle is about why/how he was rude.
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Postby Grip » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:28 pm

Does Robert sell something? provide a service?
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Postby LemonCurry » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:32 pm

Does Robert sell something? assume this provide a service? this would work too
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Postby Grip » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:33 pm

Did Roberts rudeness include any physical touching to the customer? name calling? spitting?

was he rude in person? over the phone? via e-mail?

Was the customer involved in feces of any kind? fertilizer salesman or something?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:11 pm

Did Roberts rudeness include any physical touching to the customer? name calling? spitting? None of these

was he rude in person? No over the phone? No via e-mail? Yes

Was the customer involved in feces of any kind? No fertilizer salesman or something? No
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Postby Grip » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:55 pm

Did Robert intentionally lose his job? or did he think he would/could get away with being rude?

Are ersatz feces involved here?
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Postby LemonCurry » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:34 pm

Did Robert intentionally lose his job? no or did he think he would/could get away with being rude? not either! Because...

Are ersatz feces involved here? no
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Postby Grip » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:23 pm

Was he already about to be fired? or he had already decided to quit?
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Postby LemonCurry » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:42 pm

Was he already about to be fired? possibly but irrelevant or he had already decided to quit? no
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:11 am

Did he understand that he was being rude? Did an attempt at humor misfire? Languange differences relevant? Cultural differences?
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Postby LemonCurry » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:42 am

Did he understand that he was being rude? yope, explore Did an attempt at humor misfire? no Language differences relevant? yes, but beware FA Cultural differences? no
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Postby Grip » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:11 pm

Was this whole episode the result of some misunderstanding?
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Postby LemonCurry » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:42 pm

Was this whole episode the result of some misunderstanding?
there may be misunderstanding involved, but that is not the point
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Postby Grip » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:56 am

Did Robert send the e-mail from his own home computer?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:37 pm

Did Robert send the e-mail from his own home computer? Good question, but no
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Postby Grip » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:53 pm

Did he send it from work?

was the e-mail a personal one to the customer? or was it chiefly about business matters?

Did Robert do what he did thinking it would not cost him his job?

was dog waste ever mentioned by the customer? by Robert? in the rude e-mail?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:08 pm

Did he send it from work? Yope/DOYD, explore

was the e-mail a personal one to the customer? or was it chiefly about business matters? Assume this

Did Robert do what he did thinking it would not cost him his job? Yes

was dog waste ever mentioned by the customer? No by Robert? No in the rude e-mail? No
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Postby Grip » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:18 pm

Does L work out of his home? is he self employed?

Did R expect the e-mail to be private? did the customer after he received it complain to R's bosses and that led to the firing?

Did R lose his job because he was arrested by the police?

I'm still trying to figure out where the dog waste comes in...was it before the e-mail? during? after?

is virtual dog waste relevant?
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Postby irishelk » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:20 pm

Auto spell-correct relevant?
Did the customer get the impression that the email referred to dog feces? Or that some other communication did?
Did Robert provide a faulty link? Or attachment? Did he send this email to the wrong person? Was he vague in a way that opened up the possibility that he was talking about feces? Pronoun use relevant?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:30 pm

Grip

Does L work out of his home? Possibly is he self employed? no (actually this would work well, but it contradicts my previous answers...)

Did R expect the e-mail to be private? No did the customer after he received it complain to R's bosses
Probably yes, and one other point and that led to the firing? yes

Did R lose his job because he was arrested by the police? no

I'm still trying to figure out where the dog waste comes in...was it before the e-mail? this during? after?

is virtual dog waste relevant? DOYD


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Auto spell-correct relevant? Very!
Did the customer get the impression that the email referred to dog feces? No Or that some other communication did? No
Did Robert provide a faulty link? Or attachment? Did he send this email to the wrong person? Was he vague in a way that opened up the possibility that he was talking about feces? Pronoun use relevant? No to these
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Postby irishelk » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:40 pm

Ohhh, did the customer accidentally send an email referring to dog waste, because of his or her auto-correct? And Robert wrote back that he didn't want anything to do with that, thank you very much?

Whether that's the case or not, is the relevant auto-corrected word one that would seem to refer to dog waste? Did it auto correct to "waste"? "Feces"? "Poop"? "Sh*t"? Were they actually talking about dogs? Did they use an idiom with the word "dog" in it? Or was a word auto-corrected to "dog"?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:46 pm

Ohhh, did the customer accidentally send an email referring to dog waste, because of his or her auto-correct? And Robert wrote back that he didn't want anything to do with that, thank you very much? Good idea, but not this

Whether that's the case or not, is the relevant auto-corrected word one that would seem to refer to dog waste? Yes! But beware FA
Did it auto correct to "waste"? "Feces"? "Poop"? "Sh*t"? None of these - because...
Were they actually talking about dogs? No Did they use an idiom with the word "dog" in it? No
Or was a word auto-corrected to "dog"? Yope
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Postby Balin » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:17 pm

Did the autocorrected word actually refer to dog waste? Was it a synonym of "waste"?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:21 pm

Did the autocorrected word actually refer to dog waste? The "correction", yes
Was it a synonym of "waste"? Noish
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Postby Balin » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:39 pm

Could the "correction" have referred to any type of waste besides that of dogs?
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Was "excitement" turned into "excrement"?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:27 pm

Could the "correction" have referred to any type of waste besides that of dogs? no, definitely dog waste

Was "excitement" turned into "excrement"? no
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Did the customer send an email first and Robert then responded? or was it the other way around? were there more than two emails? or just the one from Robert?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:03 pm

Did the customer send an email first and Robert then responded? no or was it the other way around? no were there more than two emails? no or just the one from Robert? yes, and...
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:00 pm

So, the wording or words or a word in Roberts email changed somehow? but not via auto-correct?

Did Robert make the mistake himself while typing?
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Postby LemonCurry » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:19 pm

So, the wording or words or a word in Roberts email changed somehow? yes but not via auto-correct? correct

Did Robert make the mistake himself while typing? yes
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:44 pm

Did Roberts mistake make the e-mail rude when it was not at all intended to be? was it a misspelling?

Not auto-correct, but is spellcheck in general relevant?
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Postby LemonCurry » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:00 pm

Did Roberts mistake make the e-mail rude when it was not at all intended to be? Yes!
was it a misspelling? Yes, and assume there were more than one of them

Not auto-correct, FA, auto-correct is relevant but is spellcheck in general relevant? not so much
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:11 pm

Dah, I thought I had cleared an FA but then had another one!

Were his misspellings auto-corrected? but into the wrong words? which then created the rudeness?

Did he inadvertently end up sending a message that said "Don't give me your dog crap!" or something along those lines? Or possibly he had a sentence about avoiding dog waste and that got transformed into rudeness?
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Postby LemonCurry » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:17 pm

Dah, I thought I had cleared an FA but then had another one!

Were his misspellings auto-corrected? No but into the wrong words? which then created the rudeness? so no

Did he inadvertently end up sending a message that said "Don't give me your dog crap!" or something along those lines? Or possibly he had a sentence about avoiding dog waste and that got transformed into rudeness? There was no intended or unintended dog waste in the mail
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:12 pm

Did he forget to activate auto-check?
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Postby LemonCurry » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:22 pm

Did he forget to activate auto-check?
Yes! But why was it off?
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Postby Balin » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:21 pm

Had he intentionally turned it off? Did someone else turn it off?
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Postby LemonCurry » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:34 pm

Had he intentionally turned it off? Yes Did someone else turn it off? No
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:10 pm

Did he turn it off right before sending the e-mail? or had it been off for a while before?

Did he forget to turn it back on before he sent the e-mail? did he think he had it back on?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:17 pm

Did he turn it off right before sending the e-mail? or had it been off for a while before? the latter

Did he forget to turn it back on before he sent the e-mail? yes did he think he had it back on?
possibly
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:08 am

Is turning off the auto-check the action he took to avoid the annoying experience?

Had he had problems or issues with auto-check so that is why he turned it off?

Does he tend to use a specific word that gets auto-corrected wrong?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:37 pm

Is turning off the auto-check the action he took to avoid the annoying experience? yes

Had he had problems or issues with auto-check so that is why he turned it off? yes

Does he tend to use a specific word that gets auto-corrected wrong? no or noish
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby GalFisk » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:15 pm

Does he tend to type something not recognized by autocorrect? Does he type things that he don't want to add into the autocorrect function's database? Typing profanity relevant? Avoiding profanity?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:28 pm

Does he tend to type something not recognizes by autocorrect? yes Does he type things that he don't want to add into the autocorrect function's database? no, maybe FA profanity relevant? Avoiding profanity? no to these
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:29 pm

Is what he tends to type that AC does not recognize a proper name? of a person?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:03 pm

Is what he tends to type that AC does not recognize a proper name? of a person? not relevantly
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:12 pm

Does he type in a different language than English sometimes?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:58 pm

Does he type in a different language than English sometimes? yes! But beware FA
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:13 pm

Relevant what language? French? Spanish? Italian? German? Mandarin? does he never type in English?

Does he sometimes type entire messages in another language? is he multilingual?

Does he turn off auto-correct when he types in English?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:23 pm

Relevant what language? a little, as the puzzle would not work with any language. No language skills are required, thoughFrench? Spanish? Italian? German? this Mandarin? does he never type in English? he user English as well

Does he sometimes type entire messages in another language? yesis he multilingual?
doyd - he knows the foreign language well enough for communication

Does he turn off auto-correct when he types in English? yes, but...
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:38 pm

Is he primarily a German speaker? primarily English?

Is his auto-correct set to correct German?

Was the rude e-mail in German? English? was it meant to be in another language than what it got sent out as?

Does he use some sort of automatic translator as well as auto-correct?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:17 pm

Is he primarily a German speaker? primarily English? German

Is his auto-correct set to correct German?
yes

Was the rude e-mail in German? yes English? no was it meant to be in another language than what it got sent out as?no

Does he use some sort of automatic translator as well as auto-correct? no
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:58 am

Has the autocorrect picked up any non-German words? Is adaptive/customizable autocorrect relevant at all?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:50 am

Has the autocorrect picked up any non-German words? not relevantly Is adaptive/customizable autocorrect relevant at all?
no
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby GalFisk » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:23 am

Did he forget to turn on autocorrect when typing German? Does he normally use autocorrect when typing German? Does he sometimes turn it off during typing?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:26 am

Did he forget to turn on autocorrect when typing German? yes Does he normally use autocorrect when typing German? yope Does he sometimes turn it off during typing? not sometimes- Robert has relevantly turned off AC only once and then forgotten about it
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby GalFisk » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:38 pm

So he thinks autocorrect is on, when it's off? Does he deliberately type something rude? Accidentally? Does he deliberately type something he thinks autocorrect will change? Did he turn autocorrect off in order to avoid the annoying experience with dog waste? Did he have this annoying experience when typing something? If so: in English? In German? Some other language? Did the German autocorrect relevantly put capitals on all English words that were incidentally also German nouns?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:07 pm

So he thinks autocorrect is on, when it's off? assume yes Does he deliberately type something rude? no? Accidentally? yes Does he deliberately type something he thinks autocorrect will change? yes

Did he turn autocorrect off in order to avoid the annoying experience with dog waste? yes Did he have this annoying experience when typing something? yes! If so: in English? this In German? Some other language?
Did the German autocorrect relevantly put capitals on all English words that were incidentally also German nouns? actually yes, but not relevant

Good questions, we are nearly done now.
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:55 am

CORRECTION

Does he deliberately type something he thinks autocorrect will change?
Sorry, this is a NO
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:59 pm

Was he typing something that kept getting turned into a word related to dog waste?

Is the word "stool" relevant?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:23 pm

Was he typing something that kept getting turned into a word related to dog waste? yes

Is the word "stool" relevant? no
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:56 pm

Do we need to puzzle out what he was typing? and what word it got turned into?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:08 am

Do we need to puzzle out what he was typing? and what word it got turned into?
not the particular words, just the nature of the corrections
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:03 pm

Was the nature of the corrections related to spelling? punctuation? grammar?

Is a word that is alike in German and English but means two very different things relevant here?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:27 pm

Was the nature of the corrections related to spelling? punctuation? grammar? spelling
Is a word that is alike in German and English but means two very different things relevant here?
yes, and I would say for a very vague version of "alike"
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:50 pm

Does the world look alike in German and English? spelled alike? pronounced alike?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:19 am

Does the world look alike in German and English? very remotely spelled alike? same pronounced alike? no
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:27 am

Does the word in German start with a S?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:10 am

Does the word in German start with a S?
not the most relevant one
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Balin » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:42 am

Is the relevant word an expletive? In German? In English?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:48 am

Is the relevant word an expletive? It can be used as such, but is a word in formal language
In German? Yes In English? No
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:56 pm

There is a word in German that is not an expletive but can be used as one, correct? and that word showed up in the E-mail that was sent to the customer? and that got the poor guy fired?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:51 am

There is a word in German that is not an expletive but can be used as one, correct?
yes
and that word showed up in the E-mail that was sent to the customer? and that got the poor guy fired? no, that word showed up somewhere and prompted the guy to turn off his autocorrection
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby GalFisk » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:50 pm

Was the word that got him fired an expletive? That word had nothing to do with dog waste, right?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:38 pm

Was the word that got him fired an expletive? That word had nothing to do with dog waste, right?
the particular words in the rude e-mail are not part of the puzzle.
Actually, you have everything together for a solution, and a recap would constitute an outright $poiler. Would anyone try and put it together?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:53 pm

Okay, I'll try:

When typing in English Rob sometimes uses a word that auto correct turns into a German word that can be an expletive? because his autocorrect is set to correct German, not English? so he turns it off because this is annoying? but one day he types in German to a customer and forgets to turn it back on and a word that should have been corrected isn't and this word ends up being used in the message as an expletive? and thus, he comes off rude and is fired?
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Re: [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby LemonCurry » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:48 am

Okay, I'll try:

When typing in English Rob sometimes uses a word that auto correct turns into a German word that can be an expletive? because his autocorrect is set to correct German, not English? so he turns it off because this is annoying? but one day he types in German to a customer and forgets to turn it back on and a word that should have been corrected isn't and this word ends up being used in the message as an expletive? and thus, he comes off rude and is fired?

Well, that's very much it.

SPOILER

This puzzle is essentially inspired by my own experiences with the LTPF.
I hope the part of losing one's job will not come true, though.


Robert is a German who sometimes writes to English-language Internet communities and occasionally uses his iPhone for it.
However, typing English on an iPhone with a German autocorrection is an annoying experience indeed: you have to extra-confirm every single word or otherwise you get ridiculous "corrections" of the English words into similar-looking German ones.
That one day, Robert had already got "solved" turned into "Silvesterfeier" (new year's eve party), and when "hundred" was changed into "Hundedreck" (dog waste), Robert headed for the settings and switched the dreaded AC off - for good, that is.

However, a few days later, Robert was assigned with the unpleasant task of comforting an important and already-pissed customer on the job. He wrote a mail (in German) to said customer with the very same iPhone, and because of the AC turned off, he got a couple of typos in the mail, including an accidental profanity. Because of this, the customer was even more pissed, wrote a complaint to Robert's bosses about the poor quality service, explicitly citing Robert's mail as an example. When the eventually decided to quit business with Robert's employer, this might or might not have to do with Robert's mail, but Robert was found to be the guilty party and fired.

Congratulations to Grip and everyone else for sticking to this puzzle for over a hundedreck, eh, hundred, Posts :)
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Re: [Solved] [LemonCurry] New Year's party, anyone?

Postby Grip » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:57 pm

Whew! Tough one, but good.
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