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Start with me and I come last,

Add one and I become excited,

Add another and I call someone,

Keep going and you will get something trendy,

Add another and you will want me,

Well now, add another and I will look like a weird balance,

Add another and I'll bring you up,

Yes, yes keep going and, and, and...?

Well okay add another, and there will always be more.

Add the last and final, and I will always go ahead of what you started with.

I will add a hint soon that will shift your thinking in the right direction...

Hint 1

Adding the no-computers tag would make this even trickier.

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    $\begingroup$ Lines 3-5 looks like rot13(cubar, vcubar, vcubark) to me, but I can't fit that in with the rest. I think it's because I want that vcubark. $\endgroup$
    – Zimonze
    Sep 29, 2018 at 2:49
  • $\begingroup$ initial word possibly "exited" $\endgroup$ Sep 29, 2018 at 15:45
  • $\begingroup$ Great guess, but this is a little more literal. :) @ALinuxLover $\endgroup$
    – Goose
    Sep 29, 2018 at 15:56
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    $\begingroup$ exited + c = excited was my thought process :p $\endgroup$ Sep 29, 2018 at 16:02

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I think this refers to

The symbols on the top row of a keyboard.

Start with me and I come last,

This is the end bracket, ), found on the 0 key.

Add one and I become excited,

This is the exclamation !, found on the 0+1 = 1 key.

Add another and I call someone,

On PSE this is a tag call, @, on the 2 key.

Keep going and you will get something trendy,

That's #socool #trendy #fam, #3key

Add another and you will want me,

Everybody wants that $4k(ey)

Well now, add another and I will look like a weird balance,

The % looks like a weird balance, on the 5 key

Add another and I'll bring you up,

^ is commonly used as exponentiation, on the 6 key

Yes, yes keep going and, and, and...?

Yes, yes keep going &, &, & the 7 key

Well okay add another, and there will always be more.

This could be because * represents multiplication and a wildcard, on the 8 key. Per @QuantumTwinkie, this represents that if you see * in text, there is always fine print or a footnote. (Condition applied!)

Add the last and final, and I will always go ahead of what you started with.

This is the opening bracket, (, on the 9 key

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    $\begingroup$ Correct! Sbe gur "*" vg zrnag sbe vg gb or yvxr gur svar cevag. Bgurejvfr 100% pbeerpg! (ybir gur unfugntf!) :Q $\endgroup$
    – Goose
    Sep 29, 2018 at 20:21
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    $\begingroup$ @QuantumTwinkie #thanksfam! Haha that was a good puzzle! $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Sep 29, 2018 at 20:23
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    $\begingroup$ drats, when i started typing it was unanswered! hehe, good job $\endgroup$
    – SteveV
    Sep 29, 2018 at 20:36
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    $\begingroup$ man, you are really good at this, great answer. $\endgroup$ Sep 30, 2018 at 3:41
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    $\begingroup$ How did you...? $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Oct 7, 2018 at 7:14
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you are

the top line of the Qwerty keyboard, more specifically, the Shifted numbers from 0-9

Start with me and I come last,

0 is )

Add one and I become excited,

1 is ! (excitment)

Add another and I call someone,

2 is @ (to email someone)

Keep going and you will get something trendy,

3 is # (trendy hashtag)

Add another and you will want me,

4 is $ (I want money!)

Well now, add another and I will look like a weird balance,

5 is % (weird indeed)

Add another and I'll bring you up,

6 is ^ (going up?)

Yes, yes keep going and, and, and...?

7 is & (and and and)

Well okay add another, and there will always be more.

8 is * (wildcard)

Add the last and final, and I will always go ahead of what you started with.

9 is ( (which is always in front of ) )

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the correct answer, however @El-Guest got it first. $\endgroup$
    – Goose
    Sep 29, 2018 at 20:36
  • $\begingroup$ yes, i saw :( should i delete mine? $\endgroup$
    – SteveV
    Sep 29, 2018 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure what the rest of the community would say, but I would say nahhh keep the up vote :) $\endgroup$
    – Goose
    Sep 29, 2018 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ And have a second upvote from me too! (+1) $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Sep 29, 2018 at 20:41
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This is as far as I got:

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I.
Hi.
Hip.
Chip

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  • $\begingroup$ It's generally preferred to show which part of the solution matches which clue. $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Sep 29, 2018 at 7:05
  • $\begingroup$ Not quite, I will add a hint soon to push people in the right direction. :) $\endgroup$
    – Goose
    Sep 29, 2018 at 14:03

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