A lot of these threads can be boiled down to this:
Help, I’ve tried nothing and I’m all out of ideas.
I can’t be the only person who’s tired of seeing the same “It’s hard to make a chord, I’ve been playing for a day and a half” threads pop up.
I get it. People are getting their quarantine guitars and finding that it’s not as easy as Guitar Hero. But the flood of posts from people who seem to have forgotten that learning a new skill takes time and effort is getting… frustrating.
edit: The reality is that there are no “tips and tricks” for the first few days of messing with a guitar other than “Yeah, we know. Keep practicing,” or “Yeah, follow what X instructional series is telling you.”