1. Ghosts in Latin
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    Have you ever been writing a "Help Me!" thread...

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ghosts in Latin, Feb 21, 2009.

    ... and, in the course of giving what you think may be a good solution, find a good solution?

    I, for the past 10 minutes, have been writing a thread asking for assistance on a faulty combination of perspectives, and while typing up a possible solution, decided that, that was the solution.
     
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    In my first college, we were offered the idea that a sufficiently precise definition of a problem was also its solution.
     
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    It's a very good idea. It's also just taught me that it is perhaps better for me to try to solve some problems via writing them down.
     
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    Well...if I'm asking for help, I don't see why I would be coming up with a solution in the plea for help. I'd think over possible solutions first, then, if none are plausible, ask for help. So I'm puzzled as to why someone would do otherwise. :confused:

    I HAVE, at times, come up with solutions AFTER posting a plea for help, but not during.
     
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    Doesn't that make you feel like an idiot sometimes, especially when it's really simple? :p -Knows the feeling-
     
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    Sometimes all it takes is vocalization of the problem to find a solution. This happens to me a lot. I'll go to a friend for advice on something, and end up with a solution before they've even said a word.
     

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