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[Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Mon May 07, 2018 6:50 pm

A man sits at a desk, writing a series of rude words.

The man is usually very polite in his day to day life so why is he doing this?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Doriana » Mon May 07, 2018 7:02 pm

Does he do this as part of his job?

Does he write only rude words? Sentences containing rude words?
Are all rude words different? Or does he repeat them?

Dictionaries relevant? Learning a foreign language relevant? Is he a teacher?
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Postby Zanreo » Mon May 07, 2018 7:51 pm

Rude words = swear words? Insults? In English, another language, several different languages? Word filters or censorship relevant? Relevant how he writes them? By hand, on a computer, ect? Relevant what specific words are used?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby WiZ » Mon May 07, 2018 8:36 pm

Is he transcribing or copying something said or written?
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Postby Jane The Awesome » Mon May 07, 2018 10:48 pm

Has he done this before? After this incident, will he write rude words again in the future? Was he told to write the words? Was he planning on/expecting to write the words? Do the words bear any significance to him?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Tue May 08, 2018 9:22 pm

Does he do this as part of his job? No

Does he write only rude words? Yes Sentences containing rude words? No
Are all rude words different? Yes Or does he repeat them?

Dictionaries relevant? Learning a foreign language relevant? Is he a teacher? No to all


Rude words = swear words? Yes Insults? No In English this, another language, several different languages? Word filters or censorship relevant? No Relevant how he writes them? Yes By hand, on a computer this, ect? Relevant what specific words are used? No


Is he transcribing or copying something said or written? No


Has he done this before? Possibly After this incident, will he write rude words again in the future? Possibly Was he told to write the words? No Was he planning on/expecting to write the words? No Do the words bear any significance to him? No more than they would to anyone else
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby WiZ » Tue May 08, 2018 9:30 pm

Is he testing something? Something in the vein of auto-correction, recognised valid words in word-processing software, censorship filters for forums and how these programs deal with the Scunthorpe problem?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Tue May 08, 2018 9:39 pm

Is he testing something? No Something in the vein of auto-correction, recognised valid words in word-processing software, censorship filters for forums and how these programs deal with the Scunthorpe problem? No to these
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Zanreo » Tue May 08, 2018 9:57 pm

Is he writing them down in a word processing program? In a database? On a website? As a post somewhere? In a mail? Relevant about how many words he writes?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby LemonCurry » Wed May 09, 2018 11:47 am

Does he not know how to use the three sea shells?

Does he prompt a reaction of the computer program after each swearword? Once after all of the swearwords?
Is the list of swearwords saved in any way? Are people relevantly going to read the swearwords? If so, will they see the whole list? Or one swearword at a time?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu May 10, 2018 11:44 am

Does he have Tourettes? Is he writing the rude words as an alternative to saying them? Is he writing pornography? Does he have a swear box? Is he writing a list of rude words which he must not say? Is it a list of words which will be banned on a computer programme, a website or something? Words which will not be tolerated? Words which might engender a specific response, such as in a computer game? Variables in a programme?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Sun May 13, 2018 11:38 am

Is he writing them down in a word processing program? Yesish In a database? No On a website? No As a post somewhere? No In a mail? No Relevant about how many words he writes? No

Does he not know how to use the three sea shells?

Does he prompt a reaction of the computer program after each swearword? Yes Once after all of the swearwords? No
Is the list of swearwords saved in any way? No Are people relevantly going to read the swearwords? No If so, will they see the whole list? Or one swearword at a time?


Does he have Tourettes? No Is he writing the rude words as an alternative to saying them? No Is he writing pornography? No Does he have a swear box? No Is he writing a list of rude words which he must not say? No Is it a list of words which will be banned on a computer programme, a website or something? No Words which will not be tolerated? This is true of the words but he is not making a list Words which might engender a specific response, such as in a computer game? No Variables in a programme? No
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Earnest » Sun May 13, 2018 12:23 pm

Was he writing a book? Reporting that someone else tild those words?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Sun May 13, 2018 5:55 pm

Was he writing a book? Reporting that someone else tild those words? No to both
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby LemonCurry » Mon May 14, 2018 6:53 am

Was he dealing with an automated Helpdesk? Was this a trick to get to speak with a real person?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Mon May 14, 2018 10:39 am

Was he dealing with an automated Helpdesk? Was this a trick to get to speak with a real person? No
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby LemonCurry » Mon May 14, 2018 11:53 am

Was he angry? Was he in a mood that would make other people sond out those swearwords?

Was he looking them up? In a dictionary? A search engine?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Jane The Awesome » Mon May 14, 2018 10:24 pm

Is he writing a specific category of swear words (slurs, sexual innuendos, 4-letter exclamations)? Is he basing which words he writes off of something he's: read? seen? heard? Are the words intended to be seen by one or more people? Are they intended to be interpreted by the computer program?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Tue May 15, 2018 8:42 pm

Was he angry? No Was he in a mood that would make other people sond out those swearwords? No

Was he looking them up? Yesish In a dictionary? No A search engine? Yesish


Is he writing a specific category of swear words (slurs, sexual innuendos, 4-letter exclamations)? No Is he basing which words he writes off of something he's: read? most likely this seen? heard? Are the words intended to be seen by one or more people? No Are they intended to be interpreted by the computer program? Yes
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby LemonCurry » Wed May 16, 2018 5:55 pm

He is yesish looking them up in a yesish search engine...is he typing them into a search engine but is not interested in the hits? Relevant which search engine? Would Google work?

Is personalized online advertising relevant?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Zanreo » Wed May 16, 2018 7:02 pm

Yesish search engine - search function on a website? A forum? I know Google won't show search suggestions containing swear words, relevant?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Thu May 17, 2018 9:30 am

He is yesish looking them up in a yesish search engine...is he typing them into a search engine yesish but is not interested in the hits? No, he is interested Relevant which search engine? Yes Would Google work? No
The "yesish" is to do with whether you would consider what he is typing them into to be a "search engine"


Is personalized online advertising relevant? No

Yesish search engine - search function on a website? A forum? No to both I know Google won't show search suggestions containing swear words, relevant? No
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby biograd » Thu May 17, 2018 4:37 pm

Is he searching for the words in a library catalog? on an online forum?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Thu May 17, 2018 5:42 pm

Is he searching for the words in a library catalog? on an online forum? No to both
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby LemonCurry » Fri May 18, 2018 6:42 am

Is he looking up texts that contain the swearwords? Are song lyrics relevant?
WAG: he is planning to compile a playlist for his son‘s birthday party, and all he knows of the kids‘ favourite music is that there‘s a lot of swearing?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri May 18, 2018 11:02 am

Is he using the Tor browser? Deep web, dark web?
Is it a neural network? AI?
Is it Old English swear words, Chaucer? Shakespeare? To be or not to be, that is my arse?
Is he mixing swear words with other words, e.g. ice-cream flavours, to generate new and fancy ice-creams?
Would it help to know which swear words he was typing/not typing?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Mon May 21, 2018 5:19 pm

Is he looking up texts that contain the swearwords? Yesish Are song lyrics relevant? No
WAG: he is planning to compile a playlist for his son‘s birthday party, and all he knows of the kids‘ favourite music is that there‘s a lot of swearing? No


Is he using the Tor browser? Deep web, dark web? No to all
Is it a neural network? AI? No to both
Is it Old English swear words, Chaucer? Shakespeare? To be or not to be, that is my arse? Irrel - they are fairly well known, standard swear words
Is he mixing swear words with other words, e.g. ice-cream flavours, to generate new and fancy ice-creams? No
Would it help to know which swear words he was typing/not typing? No
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon May 21, 2018 5:41 pm

oh hi Enjay-the-Devoner!

may I request a recap?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Mon May 21, 2018 5:50 pm

RECAP:

The man is typing the words, yesishly into a word processing program and yesishly into a search engine.

It is not relevant specifically which words he is typing.

The words are not relevantly from a song or piece of literature.

I think that's about it for a recap - most of this puzzle so far seems to have been me saying no to things!
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon May 21, 2018 6:02 pm

The man is typing the words, yesishly into a word processing program and yesishly into a search engine.

...what. XD

Is he searching for the words in a document? Like a "find and replace" type thing?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Mon May 21, 2018 6:03 pm

Is he searching for the words in a document? YES! Like a "find and replace" type thing? Yes, exactly
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Mon May 21, 2018 6:15 pm

So he's got a document open in front of him, and he's using "find and replace" to turn normal words into swear words? Is the document something he wrote? Something written by a classmate? Coworker? Family member? Is he editing the document for someone and wants to get them in trouble? Copyright law relevant? Filler text (for a game or similar?) Is he trying to annoy censors?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Mon May 21, 2018 7:04 pm

So he's got a document open in front of him yes, and he's using "find and replace" to turn normal words into swear words? No... Is the document something he wrote? Yes Something written by a classmate? Coworker? Family member? Is he editing the document for someone and wants to get them in trouble? No
Copyright law relevant? Filler text (for a game or similar?) Is he trying to annoy censors? No to all
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby WiZ » Mon May 21, 2018 9:16 pm

Is he primarily interested in finding or replacing?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Doriana » Mon May 21, 2018 9:56 pm

Is he looking for swear words and replacing them with normal words? with blanks? with a random string of special characters? Is he replacing the whole word? Just parts of it? with an asterisk?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Tue May 22, 2018 8:04 pm

Is he primarily interested in finding or replacing? Finding - though see answer below
Is he looking for swear words and replacing them with normal words? with blanks? This (ie he is deleting the swear words) with a random string of special characters? Is he replacing the whole word? Just parts of it? with an asterisk?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Jane The Awesome » Tue May 22, 2018 8:44 pm

Is he an author? A book editor? And he needs to get rid of the words so that it's appropriate to publish the document/book/whatever?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby WiZ » Tue May 22, 2018 8:46 pm

I once read a piece of writing advice that said an author should find and replace the word 'very' with 'f***ing', and then delete it, and any affected sentence would invariably be better off. Is this what he's doing?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Tue May 22, 2018 9:54 pm

Is he an author? Not what I had in mind but he could be A book editor? No And he needs to get rid of the words so that it's appropriate to publish the document/book/whatever? Yes


I once read a piece of writing advice that said an author should find and replace the word 'very' with 'f***ing', and then delete it, and any affected sentence would invariably be better off. Is this what he's doing? No but I like the advice!
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby LemonCurry » Wed May 23, 2018 7:37 am

Has he composed the text all by himself? Has he copied the text from other sources? Has he used some random generator? Does the text consist of normal sentences? Random word sequences? Random character sequences?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby wolfier » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:45 pm

polite people can swear in private. was the document he only wrote initially for himself but then he needed to cleanse it before sending so he keeps his image of being polite?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Sorry - I somehow missed these questions!

Has he composed the text all by himself? No, explore Has he copied the text from other sources? No Has he used some random generator? No Does the text consist of normal sentences? Yes Random word sequences? Random character sequences?

polite people can swear in private. was the document he only wrote initially for himself no but then he needed to cleanse it before sending Yes so he keeps his image of being polite?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby LemonCurry » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:56 am

Has the text been written by someone else? Is he proofreading?
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:24 pm

Has the text been written by someone else? Partially Is he proofreading? No
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue

Postby Enjay » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:31 pm

I'm going to spoil this as most of the information has been found out.

*****SPOILER*****

The man has written a document that will be shown to others, perhaps a student essay or a report.

Unfortunately he leaves his laptop unattended and the man's housemate thinks it is a funny prank to insert rude words into the document. The man knows he has done this but not what he was written, so instead of reading through the long document he types every rude word he can think of into the "find" function to find and remove the words.
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue [EXPLETIVE DELETED]

Postby Balin » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:26 pm

Sorry to have fallen off on working on this one, but that's a clever solution.
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Re: [Enjay] Turning the page blue [EXPLETIVE DELETED]

Postby wolfier » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:30 pm

haha, nice one. never thought a prank was involved!
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