Players That Don't Post ......

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  1. Wolfsister77
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    As either alignment there can be times when you are not sure what you want to post - or if you want to post at all. This is normal. However, posting is generally seen as pro-Town while not posting simply lets the other players continue their trains of thought without interference (which is usually only useful for scum). Note that if if the game is at a standstill, lurking is profoundly harmful to the Town.

    While some people are capable of lurking as a playstyle regardless of alignment, people don't like playing with lurkers in general and frequently criticize them for looking unreadable or scummy, making them choice policy lynches/vigs as well as objects of public ridicule. (Note that lurkers are not always unreadable or scummy, although the argument that they're not making the game any easier for Town is usually fair.)

    Note that you can go too far with this - there is such a thing as posting too much. If other players are having a hard time catching up on the discussion because of the immense volume of posts that flowed in while they were away, it will hurt those players' contributions as well as your ability to read those players. It is possible to use this as a tactic as scum, but it has a tendency to result in inactivity replacements/modkills as the other players prefer to just let the game go instead of reading it all and trying to make sense of it.
     
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    He pretty much summed up my scum game.
     
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    That's mostly mine too. I'm going to need to change it because it is too different from my town game. Easier said than done because I get voted for and scumread a lot as town and I don't want that as scum. Definitely something to try to figure out.
     
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    There is no magic bullet. What works one day, doesn't work the next; what works 1 game might not work the next; what is true of one player, might not be true of another player. sometimes you just are playing probability. I think VT's are easier to spot than scum/PR's but that might be because scum and PR's tend to play too much alike for me.
     
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    math has pmed me on one of my offsite locations.

    i assume titus has rl obligations atm, last time she had a mass flake it was due to rl wrok
     
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    Hope she's doing ok. She's fun to play with, as well as her sister. :)
     
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    I am aliiiiiive!!!!

    Titus has had a lot RL obligations and myself with the holidays. I miss y'all. I replaced into two games on different sites as favors and don't think I could take any more ATM. I will pop back in when I have time though.
     
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    I require proof that you are in a living state....
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    So happy to hear you and Titus are doing well, thanks for stopping in!!
     
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