I suppose that was a little bit stream-of-consciousness-ish. My primary point is that we need people to post. Without input from lots of us, we're not going to be able to detect patterns of scumminess. (or cleanliness, I suppose, given the reverse setup) Unfortunately, the setup makes it really easy to lurk and slip through for a couple of days. For what it's worth, I am neither snitch nor agent. You are probably right, though, that the agent is not a lurker -- which is why I dropped the b.i.o idea.
And the amount of participation is less than heartening.
Working backwards through tonight's posts (but trying to order a particular persons posts within the block):
Brook: lurkers are unlikely to be recruited, as they are likely to be lynched/modkilled
FAOT: MaJ is looking somewhat scummy, but is a capo. B.i.o can't be the agent. Weeks looks suspicious, but her message is correct. Votes Not_a_Raptor for lack of content and unsubstantiated vote against BigNose.
E_P (Capo): Mieullium is inactive, but it looks bad that Weeks (also inactive) is going after her. FBI may be seeking no-lynches to produce wine. Doesn't agree with votes on Weeks.
Weeks: Lynch-a-lurker -- chooses mieullium because she posted SOMETHING, making her more active as a lurker
Chandi: mislynching is worse for the mafia than no-lynching, informants should be kept secret, and Mav moved too soon to paint cycoden as town.
Dr Ug: Myslynch is even better than no-lynch for the FBI. Investigations should be kept secret by Mav except in extremis.
MaJ (Capo): Worried about E_P. Doesn't think FBI would rely on no-lynch-wine. Investigations should be kept secret. Volunteers to be lynched to verify the results of his investigation. Suspects myself, (cycoden) and Chandani because we stayed on b.i.o, and so were trying to be sneaky. Votes Chandani.
Mav (our glorious leader): Checklist.
Lataro (Capo): Votes Weeks, wanted to do so yesternight, but would have been wasted vote due to timing. Worried that the game will be "follow the bandwagon", so as to prevent no-lynch. Volunteers to be lynched to verify the results of his investigation.
Of these, Chandani seems to have only stated the obvious (could be active lurking, could be the only thing she could think of -- I know the feeling).
Weeks' vote for mieullium seems quite weak indeed. Her statements about strategy are not a reason to vote for her, in my opinion.
I Capi: Both Lataro and MaJ are volunteering to be lynched to prove the quality of their investigations. If Mav backs such a statement up with her protect (so the FBI doesn't just convert the one who just investigated), this would be a viable way to get one valid investigation. But the cost is very high. I'm not sure if it's a good idea at the moment.
Elvish_Pillager is making me a little nervous with his discussion of FBI tactics. Obviously, we are all thinking about it, but I guess I don't agree that the FBI is going to be content to provoke no-lynches. And ze also went from "I really suspect MaJ, but am not going to vote" to attacking MaJ for saying essentially the same thing about zem (I hope that is the right objective form for "ze" -- my pedantic grammarian heart breaks at having to use gender-neutral pronouns, but using plurals for singular persons would tear it out.) It seemed a little too triumphant.
I don't feel like I have enough information about anybody to vote. But I don't know if I'm going to get on again before deadline -- though I will try. As a result, I'm going with
Low content, only stating the obvious in her posts (though perhaps justified with E_P claiming that the sky is red). Still something more would have been appreciated.
(Ninjaed by votals and modprod requiest)
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