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How's everything doing today? Part 2!
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How's everything doing today? Part 2!

1 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-18 21:11
new thread, because the old thread went on for pretty long. on other boards it would have already reached the bump limit.

anyway, share how your day went here!
2 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-19 02:09
I walked around a cemetery with my partner, took photos of the changing trees, played pokemon go. It was nice.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-19 02:59
I was about to post something pretty negative but I'll just keep it short.
This second thread isn't necessary.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-19 03:59
>>3
you're right that it isn't necessary to make a new thread, but new threads keep things fresh. a second thread would also be convenient for users on mobile devices who don't want to scroll or tap as much to see new posts. and there have been other threads that had very similar purposes.
the random thought thread and the much older 'life and such' thread are ones that easily come to mind.
random thought: https://afternoon.dynu.com/read/1571280912
life and such: https://afternoon.dynu.com/read/1368337132/
5 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-19 04:15
>>4
One of those threads you posted literally hit the post limit, so it's really not a good example to use in support of your main arguments. Speaking of, I'll just have to respectfully disagree with all those points. Have a nice day.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-19 04:47
>>5
i'm sorry if i caused any hurt feelings...
7 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-19 15:45
>>6
don't be this way, nobody likes when people do this
8 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-19 20:01
>>7
was i not clear enough? post >>6 was a genuine apology. didn't you realize i gave up trying to argue when i realized i might have hurt the feelings of >>3 and >>5, who is highly likely to be the OP from the first thread ? and judging by the posts of that thread, an active poster here? this isn't 4chan, and when >>5 said his goodbye, i immediately dropped the argument and said my goodbye as well.

anyway, sorry again, >>3 and >>5. but if you are the OP from the first thread: apparently i'm bad at making apologies... but take them seriously, i don't mean them ironically!
9 Name: Paperplane : 2020-10-20 16:14
>>8
ngl >>6 reads really passive agressive. No one was talking about any hurt feelings. That's what a 17yo girl on tumblr or so whould say out of sass.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-20 17:15
>>9
At this point it'd be better to just drop it, we all know what anon meant by now even if it wasn't worded perfectly.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-20 17:58
Judging by this thread everyone is doing pretty bad. Hang in there.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-20 20:28
stressed about my future and unsure with what path I'll take
13 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-20 23:42
>>10
if this thread does manage to replace the old thread, i think the stuff we've been discussing would end up being a net positive for the post office! when i created this thread, i was hoping that it would somehow reduce the number of overly large generals on the front page of the post office. i think this thread is on the right track, because if it does manage to replace the old thread, the uncomfortable conversation that you see now could end up causing anons to make fresh new threads with comfier topics, instead of posting here in this megathread and making the front page of the post office look less active with stale threads. it also wouldn't be as popular as the first thread, because with nobody purposely bumping it everyday (like the other OP was doing), this thread will have to eventually die.

>>9
let's assume >>3 and >>5 were from OP from the first thread (who i have high respect for keeping the post office active!)
now, do you remember this line?
I'll try posting here everyday if I can (or most), would be cool if you guys did too.
this line is from the beginning post of the first thread. now, let's estimate. let's assume the other OP really did make a post there every day. this means out of the 337 total posts in that thread, 280 of them or 83% of them are from him. this figure is obviously an overestimate as OP would be talking mostly to himself, so let's cut this down by half to represent that people are sometimes lazy or there is sometimes nothing to discuss.
this gives us the estimate of 140 posts or 41% of them being made by the other OP over the course of 10 months.
now, if you were the other OP, wouldn't you be mad if someone suddenly made a thread to replace your much bigger thread in which you routinely posted content there?
speaking for myself, i know i would have been too attached to the old thread at that point. i wouldn't want to let it die.

if you're not convinced by that argument, then as the one who created the random thought thread, i do remember feeling a little jealous myself when i saw other OP's thread getting more posts than my old thread, and i only made two posts to the random thought thread! while his thread was active for longer and has way more posts, so i would imagine he's angrier than i was right now.
14 Name: Amalek : 2020-10-21 00:41
Don't worry so much. We're all gonna make it.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-21 02:35
I'm in kind of a predicament. Recently, I've been reading Kurt Vonnegut's "Bluebeard", but I'm not really liking it and I just can't muster up the motivation to continue plowing through to the end (I'm only about a quarter of the way through it). I'd really like to get onto reading another book, but I'd feel extremely guilty about just "dropping" this one and starting something else, especially since I paid quite a pretty penny for it and was extremely interesting in reading it for a very long time. I could just stop reading this book for the time being and start another, but I don't like that idea at all - I'm a very single-minded person, and I'm 100% certain that I'd end up just not going back to "Bluebeard" at all if I was occupied with something else.

So I'm trapped in this endless loop of lusting after other books, but knowing I'm not going to want to read them until I've slogged my way through the entirely uninteresting life story of an Armenian painter living in mid-80s New York. I'm just going to have to force myself to finish it, so I hope that it ends up being a lot more entertaining later on or I'll feel like I've totally wasted my time.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-21 05:04
>>13
I really don't want to let this continue spiralling into a bigger misunderstanding so:
1. I am not he. This has little to do with a hurt ego.
2. >>9 is correct in that >>5 reads as really passive aggressive. I'm not sure how to say this without sounding passive aggressive in turn, but you could genuinely run into some real trouble if you don't pay attention to this part of your communication skills in the future.
3. I stopped replying because I was unsure how to be tactful about any disagreements.
In hindsight, instead of saying anything at all here, what I ought to have done was just keep using the first thread, but then it felt like if nothing was said, OP would make a new thread every week or something ridiculous like that.
4. That kind of jealousy on an anonymous board feels counter to the point of using an anonymous board, doesn't it?
Anyway, I genuinely hope this has been something to think about instead of just blind negativity, but probably not, lol.
17 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-21 09:25
>>15
One thing I'd suggest is to read something else while reading bluebeard, so every day you might read a bit of the other book you're "lusting for", and try to knock out a few pages of bluebeard if you feel like it.
That way you don't feel guilty even if you slow down with bluebeard, which will inevitably happen, you also get to actually read something that interest you more. And the feeling you get when you finally finish bluebeard in a month or something, man, it's great.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-21 20:45
>>16
were you having a bad day? your post sounded very negative and hostile, so i will be as unbiased and gentle as i can while expressing my opinions. hopefully, i won't burn any bridges while doing so. i also hope this won't be your final time posting. if it is, then i wish you a genuinely okay day at the very least.

point 2
first of all, people here seem to really dislike passive aggression. but the reaction to >>6 is surprising, because there wasn't anything technically wrong with it as a heartfelt goodbye message to an anonymous person who might have been the other OP. i wonder if this is because people rarely display sincere regret to random people in real life, and this tripped people up?
maybe to represent the tender emotion i was feeling at the time, the post would have been better understood if i added an emoticon?
i'm sorry if i caused any hurt feelings... :-(

as for our previous argument... i allowed you to have the last word. since you're back, i'll continue the argument.
continuing on from >>5:
you misinterpreted my main argument, which was that new threads with fresher content like this one are better than old, large ones.
in that regard, your argument about the 'life and such' thread reaching the post limit does not logically follow, because our threads are very similar rehashes of that thread, with the difference being that our threads are newer and smaller, which serves my point. also the post limit is arbitrarily defined, and exists to keep threads from getting too big or stale, similar to a bump limit. and so you know, the bump limit is usually 300 posts on other boards.

points 1 and 3
also what about the existence of the recent random thought thread, which you have been ignoring talking about? it's older and it hasn't reached the bump limit, so if you really feel this way, then why didn't you post there instead of creating a new thread?
and if it isn't hurt feelings that's causing you to continue bumping your thread, then what's the reason that's causing you to do this? because what you're doing is selfish... two generals devoted to the same topic on the front page of the post office is obviously going to be suboptimal for the state of this board.

and i won't make new slice-of-life generals like this one. if you've read the first part of >>13, i'm actually hoping this thread will cause both of our generals to die.

point 4
you are exaggerating. experiencing emotions is involuntary, and jealousy is an emotion present in all neurologically normal human beings. the mild jealousy i experienced was brief and is long gone now. anyway, it was mild enough at the time that it didn't cause me to bump my thread when your thread was still in its early stages.

and the point of anonymous boards is to openly insult and hate others without consequences. this is the case with popular boards like 4chan and the original ∞chan. people who don't do this are interested in the theoretical parts of anonymity, which are privacy and the unique communication aspects. but these people are the minority.

finally, despite wishing me a nice day and saying that you respectfully disagree in >>3, please realize your posts have all been disrespectfully hostile and have actually made my days worse. >>16 was especially impolite, so my feelings were hurt pretty bad after i first read it...
19 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-21 21:52
>>18
and the point of anonymous boards is to openly insult and hate others without consequences
What.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-21 22:45
>>19
are you... deliberately trying to make me look bad? you shouldn't quote a single line out of context...
just... read the very next line of >>18, it's explained. i'm surprised you didn't know most people use anonymity to do very bad and awful things. i mean, have you ever seen /pol/ on 4chan and 8chan? those cultures are incredibly toxic.
21 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-22 06:03
>>13,16,18
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22 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-22 20:25
>>21
that... was seriously awesome! i never thought i would have gotten btfo this way. so congratulations, you have won teh interwebz!
>>15
have you heard of the economic concept of sunk costs? if your reading of bluebeard isn't going well, and you're already a quarter of the way through the book, then you should just drop it, as it is unlikely that you will derive anymore enjoyment from it.
so my recommendation is to read something more enjoyable. you only have so much time in this world, after all...
23 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-23 14:14
What is this?

https://afternoon.dynu.com/ocean/index.html
https://afternoon.dynu.com/ocean/announcement.html
24 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-23 14:43
I've saved several pictures from the photoboard and I can't access them now. Are they removed after some time or what?
25 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-23 16:59
>>24
Capey has uploaded the old images from SAoVQ before, we should ask him to do the same here as well.
26 Name: Paperplane : 2020-10-23 18:15
>>13
I honestly have no idea what all this means, I was merely commenting on the tone of that posts. I don't believe anyone here is emotionally invested enough in any of these threads to get hurt feelings over them.
27 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-23 21:35
>>26
even so, in the unlikely case it did hurt feelings, i still wanted to say my apology for replacing the first thread rather than apologizing way down the line, possibly invisibly, to the other OP.
>>23
the admin posted some details about that in a small thread from long ago. i couldn't find it. but if i remember right, the board's main concept was basically this:
posts are wrapped into virtual bottles. these would be thrown into a virtual ocean, which would be available to read by random anons after a delayed period of time, say a week.
after reading the bottle, you could choose to throw it back into the ocean for another anon to find (similar to bumping) or let it sink to the bottom of the ocean, making the bottle harder to find (similar to saging or downvoting). bottles that get too many throws or sinks become archived and publically viewable to every anon. but being archived for too long causes the bottle to eventually disappear.
28 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-24 08:42
https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md

[slur] [slur] [slur] [slur] [slur] [slur] [violent threat] [slur] [slur] [slur] [slur]
29 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-25 01:42
>>28
calm down, now's not the right time for slurs. the RIAA hasn't even sued yet, and the source packages and binaries are still up on the project's homepage.
https://yt-dl.org/
31 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-25 16:45
>>30
:D

>>28
Saw that, not great
32 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-28 15:08
>>25
Here are all the old images I could find. Sadly a lot of them weren't backed up and are lost to time.
https://archive.org/details/afternoon_1-1000
33 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-29 11:49
The Industrial Revolution and its consequences...
34 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-30 01:31
>>33
what do you mean?
35 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-30 11:54
>>34
The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.
36 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-30 12:07
>>35
Have you actually read it? It’s borderline insane rambling
37 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-30 13:31
>>36
I don't read anything longer than one paragraph because I am retarded.
39 Name: Paperplane : 2020-10-30 17:06
found this today and my day is saved
https://aidn.jp/wowa/854770579
40 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-31 05:58
>>36
I read it and I have to disagree with you.
41 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-31 09:10
I was the Unabomber for Halloween once.

My sleep schedule has been smashed once again and I am wondering if I have some sort of alternate sleep schedule like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-24-hour_sleep%E2%80%93wake_disorder or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_sleep_phase_disorder
sleep diseases are actually pretty interesting in their own right.
42 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-31 13:36
>>41
My sleep schedule has been smashed once again and I am wondering...
same
43 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-01 02:06
>>41
did you manage to get candy?
44 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-01 02:10
>>43
Half were amused half were offended!
45 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-01 13:22
Been on a big yukkuri kick recently
46 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-05 08:36
Stuck at home after spraining my foot. X-rays didn't show any bone breakage, but it still hurt a lot.
47 Name: Paperplane : 2020-11-05 20:06
>>46
Ouch! Get well soon!
48 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-05 21:03
Another day working at home. Was getting bored listening to music everyday so I started listening to podcasts and livestreams. For podcasts I alternate between old episodes of the Yogpod and stuff by MechaGamezilla. Right now though I'm watching Nautilus Live as they explore and collect samples form the deep sea. Really interesting and it feels like you're with them as they make discoveries.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIdViC75CPI
49 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-17 13:00
tried to play chess, couldn't get past the first level
tried to play nandgame.com, couldn't get past the third level
tried to play sudoku, couldn't finish it without hints

At this point I might as well be considered genuinely retarded
50 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-19 05:23
>>49
Enh don't worry bud, logic and tactic games take a while to get a swing of the mechanics. I'd like to practice more chess but my attention span is shot from having to do everything online nowadays
51 Name: Paperplane : 2020-11-19 16:46
>>49
What >>50 says. These games require a specific kind of logic and you just might not be talented at that. You still might be a genius with words or have good mechanical understanding or spatial imagination.
52 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-19 17:18
>>51
You still might be a genius with words or have good mechanical understanding or spatial imagination.
not really tbh
53 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-26 18:19
Got a warning for "assuming user's gender" because I adressed someone as "he". On a niche audio gear forum for old farts. Someone explain modern internet to me. I don't even browse anything, basically living under a rock and still stumble upon such insane shit.
54 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-26 18:29
>>53
that's kind of funny because just half an hour ago I saw this: https://twitter.com/carbonbae/status/1332011199643443202

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