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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    i wish i had a time machine so i could go back in time and stop myself from opening this thread
    I'm starting to wish for something similar, except replace 'opening this thread' with 'starting this thread.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    the point of the game is to induce and test people's cleverness, or in more basic terms to learn a bit about them.
    The point of this game is exactly the basic terms Reid stated; focus on a fun insight into what people consider the most important to them while trying to avoid at least some of the more obvious wishes as well as avoid the rules lawyering that often comes up with these sort of things. This thread at least shows me that it's a good thing genies don't exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gebohq View Post
    Are you counting things that, for argument's sake, would be 100% or 0% probable? If so, I'd argue that's the same as wishing to be a genie/god/someone with infinite wishes, since you could literally make anything happen then. If you're not counting the impossible probabilities, then that seems to be the equivalent of "I wish to be the most powerful sorcerer ever" which, while a boring answer, would at least be a valid answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gebohq View Post
    avoid the rules lawyering that often comes up with these sort of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    I was asking if you were keeping the intent with your post, and why I felt you may have not been, not find some loophole/technicality. "Wish to control probabilities" sounded like a loophole to gain the first wish to me. You're free to disagree with my assessment, which I assume you did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    ^ regarding misanthropy

    i'm not going to get too philosophical but there's not really a point in getting pedantic over language games such as these. reductionism to the point of obscurity falls outside of the limits of the game. if this were chess, jon`c would be disputing that the names of the pieces are not befitting and i'd be talking nonsense to the wall about the metaphysics of social interaction

    really though, how do you interpret what someone's goal is? in words we have some ideas, some metaphysics about goals, but the very way you phrase the question includes an epistemology. the point of the game is to induce and test people's cleverness, or in more basic terms to learn a bit about them.

    i wish instead that i didn't waste time thinking about things like this.
    Stop being normal.

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    i don't think the rules lawyering is avoidable

    said the lawyer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    i wish we could all just get along
    The funny thing is, in my head, this is funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    I know jon`c understands that, I just used the opportunity to give a minor commentary on the types who believe all language can be reduced to logical statements and absolute referents.
    I literally disagree with everything you ever say

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    (reductio ad absurdum)

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    u should spend less time in philosophy and more o philology

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    -i wish i were a little bit taller
    -i wish i were a baller
    -i wish i had a girl who looked good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    u should spend less time in philosophy and more o philology
    or maybe the other way around

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    I'd unwish this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAH_TRISCUIT View Post
    I'd unwish this thread.
    Are you sure you don't mean you'd wish to unthread this?

    Unless you specifically wished for this thread before it was created, and want to take it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Jones View Post
    Are you sure you don't mean you'd wish to unthread this?

    Unless you specifically wished for this thread before it was created, and want to take it back.
    Your ignorance of events from the previous temporal loop is understandable.

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    You're not his friend, buddy.
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    You're not his buddy, pal.
    Looks like we're not going down after all, so nevermind.

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    You're not his pal, guy.
    If you think the waiters are rude, you should see the manager.

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    You're not his guy, bro.

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    I'd wish Triscuit was Reid's friend.
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