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Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby thecamoninja » Mon May 01, 2017 7:15 pm UTC

In the spirit of "Do [x] to the person above/below you" style threads and inspired by a conversation in the /FG/ Discord server, I present a new forum game:

The previous poster will explain a petty, insignificant, pointless, stupid, or otherwise trivial problem. You will propose a solution for their problem, then explain a problem of your own for the next poster to solve, and so on. Your problem/advice can be as real or as memey as you like, but try to keep it lighthearted :P

And who knows? Maybe the community will really end up helping each other out with minor inconveniences :mrgreen:

My first problem: Accidental and Excessive Alliteration in Topic Titles. I don't know what to do! It just keep happening!
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Mon May 01, 2017 7:54 pm UTC

Base64-encode your titles before posting. That would give you "U29sdmUgdGhlIFByZXZpb3VzIFBvc3RlcidzIFBldHR5IFByb2JsZW1zCg==" in this case, which obviously is free from alliterations.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby thecamoninja » Mon May 01, 2017 7:57 pm UTC

Hmm, try cracking your knuckles? Or maybe warm your hands up somehow if it's cold? Or, possibly you just need a break from all this typing and clicking. As for being pissed, I usually find that chatting with flicky is a good way to cheer up :D

Problem: my coffee got cold, but there's not enough left in the mug to justify reheating it :(
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Mon May 01, 2017 8:21 pm UTC

Dilute it with water until it reaches the desired volume.

I slept the day away and I regret doing so.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Freddino18 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:49 pm UTC

Don't sleep tonight.

I will have to leave the forums soon.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby flicky1991 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:50 pm UTC

Feel grateful for the rest and assure yourself that plenty of rest is good for you. :)

Know that we will miss you and would welcome you back on your return.

My back always feels like it's in an awkward position and crunches sometimes.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby phillip1882 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:05 pm UTC

stand up and stretch at least 10 minutes every 1-2 hours.

i have a canker sore in my mouth.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Freddino18 » Tue May 02, 2017 8:03 pm UTC

Ew.

I am grossed out.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Wed May 03, 2017 7:28 pm UTC

Then look at something soothing:
Spoiler:
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A group chat I'm in on Facebook pings at me all the time and I'm not interested in the topic so it annoys me.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Freddino18 » Wed May 03, 2017 7:38 pm UTC

Delete your Facebook. You will thank me, and you will not get any more Farmville notifications.

I can't see that image.

Edit: Never mind, but that does not soothe me.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby thecamoninja » Thu May 04, 2017 9:19 am UTC

Maybe the picture will be more soothing if accompanied by guided meditation?
imagine you are a train, rolling down the tracks. You pass over a serene, mirror-smooth river on a sturdy rail bridge, and in the distance you can see a series of geometric curves, one after the other, rising out of the water and reflected in it, supporting another bridge. "God, I love bridges" you think to yourself with your train brain. "I am so relaxed right now."

Problem: my magnificent writing talents are being put to waste on this 2-bit forum :P
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Thu May 04, 2017 1:57 pm UTC

Switch to a 64-bit computer for more efficient wasting of your talents.

I can't come up with a petty problem now.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Thu May 04, 2017 3:02 pm UTC

Easy! Push the problem onto the next poster.

I can't come up with a petty problem now.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Thu May 04, 2017 3:21 pm UTC

Tillian wrote:Easy! Push the problem onto the next poster.


I can't come up with a petty problem now.
The thread entered an infinite loop.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby phillip1882 » Thu May 04, 2017 3:52 pm UTC

just have a poster post more than one problem.

i need food, and i need sex.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Thu May 04, 2017 5:53 pm UTC

Order take-out and hope that the caterer is cute.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Thu May 04, 2017 6:35 pm UTC

...

The previous post has no petty problem I could solve with my magnificent mind.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Thu May 04, 2017 6:50 pm UTC

This post will fix that.

I forget things. Important things. Forum game rule things.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Freddino18 » Thu May 04, 2017 8:00 pm UTC

Get an ass notebook.

My ass notebook pokes my butt.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby thecamoninja » Fri May 05, 2017 2:26 am UTC

Try keeping notes on your phone instead, like everyone else in this decade.

The online products that I ordered because they were being given away for free are (unsurprisingly but still disappointingly) pretty cheap and low quality.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby ucim » Sun May 07, 2017 5:10 pm UTC

Don't pay for them. Then demand your money back.

People I need to email have broken email accounts.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Freddino18 » Mon May 08, 2017 8:24 pm UTC

Hunt them on the Google.

Blenders are evil.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby thecamoninja » Tue May 09, 2017 7:30 am UTC

Chop things up using a knife instead. Slower, but more reliable.

Freddi tried to send me down a rabbit hole of blender conspiracy links and i am now slightly confused and perturbed
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Freddino18 » Tue May 09, 2017 8:02 pm UTC

I've added something that may clear things up a bit. If you are still confused, you can now make comments on the document.

Question 18 on the document from the link above.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Tue May 09, 2017 8:43 pm UTC

Well relax then. Nothin' to worry 'bout if there ain't any blenders 'round.

The link in the previous post sends me through a whole lot of other posts instead of pointing directly to the file.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Wed May 10, 2017 8:08 pm UTC

Do what I do. Politely ignore any external links that don't sound super-interesting.

I have food in front of me, but I'm neglecting it in favour of foruming.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby heuristically_alone » Thu May 11, 2017 6:48 am UTC

You have done nothing wrong. No solution needed. Take a bite at least once a week.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Freddino18 » Thu May 11, 2017 8:23 pm UTC

Change your name to Dobby.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Mon May 22, 2017 4:54 pm UTC

I'm hoping she has sobered up by now...

I have trouble getting myself to study.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby heuristically_alone » Mon May 22, 2017 5:02 pm UTC

Quit school. You no longer have to study.

There has to be an easier way to get staples out of paper quickly and efficently without harming the paper.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Freddino18 » Mon May 22, 2017 7:55 pm UTC

Bend the staple back into it's original shape (ish), then pull out. After that, you can remove the staple.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby ucim » Mon May 22, 2017 10:22 pm UTC

Rip your throat out with a machette.

I'm perceived as too macabre.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Freddino18 » Tue May 23, 2017 2:36 pm UTC

Only post in the "Corrupt-a-Wish" thread and the Mafia subforum.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Tue May 23, 2017 4:47 pm UTC

Do nothing.

I'm all out of salt and going out to buy more requires putting on socks.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby heuristically_alone » Tue May 23, 2017 4:55 pm UTC

Order a pizza and ask them to bring lots of salt packets.

I eat way too many mints at work.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Tue May 23, 2017 5:50 pm UTC

Eat all of them, then you have no more mints to eat.

I have a couple records I want to sell, but apparently noone is interested in buying them.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby thecamoninja » Tue May 23, 2017 11:32 pm UTC

idk what methods you have tried, but here are some suggestions:
  • ask around amongst your friends/classmates/coworkers
  • make a post on hungarian craigslist
  • if you're willing to pack and ship them, try ebay or reddit
  • local used record shops might take them, but you might not get a good price
  • same for pawn shops
  • if all else fails, donate them to a thrift store and write it off on your taxes (idk if thats a thing in your country but it is here)

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Freddino18 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:41 am UTC

Watch Hungarian YouTube.

Hungarians use the same YouTube as us.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby chridd » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:26 am UTC

Learn Hungarian.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:57 am UTC

Write a Greasemonkey script to replace one of them with your own avatar.

I have too many tabs.
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