Note: I hope this doesn't double post. The forum ate my last post when I tried to post it. Luckily, I always copy the text before posting in case of this eventuality. :)
@Krypsyn: You made this claim against me before...and I gotta admit that it drives me up the wall. What do you want me to be doing? Just ignoring the whole thing? Let them argue without getting involved so that any questions or things that are bothering me go unsaid? I just don't get your argument.
YES, I get involved in arguments and cases that 'Don't have anything to do with me', but guess what? THEY DO! No case or argument should be made in a vacuum, and in fact it's the town's job to make sure it doesn't happen. Why? To prevent 1 or 2 people from manipulating things. Cases should be called into question, oddball questions should be asked and brought up to keep people from falling into what amounts to scripts. It just feels wrong, and it makes me feel like I shouldn't be involved in the game at all.
I am not sure what you could do differently. The fact is that you have just been pinging my scumdar pretty heavily since Day 2. None of the reasons is 100% definitive that you are scum, but they all lead me in that direction. I'll list my reasons, and each of their pros and cons.
1) During Day 2, I rally got the feeling you were just sitting on the sidelines egging the NFY1/stoicsentry debate along, without even noting any other options. On review, I thought the entire stoicsentry/NFY1 thing just screamed two town players egging it along from the outside. As far as I recall, and according to a quick skim of your posts during that period, you didn't vote for either party, you just stirred the pot with arguments.
2) You were the only person to not give a list of your reads when I was asking people for them on Day 2 (except jefequeso, who was gone the entire time, pretty much). I know you gave reasons, and they might actually be totally innocent. However, it just doesn't sit will for me. In my experience, having people make definitive lists has more chance of tripping up scum (by limiting future wiggle room) than hurting town.
3) You continued hedging your bets until the NFY1/GoJays2025 debate started up. You ended up not taking a stand here for a while as well, but I find it interesting here that you ended up going after NFY1 again. You even said you weren't sure she was scum, but you are voting for her anyway. Yes, I did the same thing in my previous incarnation, but I mentioned several times how much I hated it and how sure I was that NFY1 was town.
4) Now you are in the middle of this stoicsentry/GoJays2025 thing. These are surviving two people from the debates you (in my opinion) seemed to be stoking on Day 2. For someone who will not admit to having strong feelings about anyone, and someone that refuses to make a list even naming his top suspects, this is a serious case of tunnel vision you have developed.
All of these things together just culminate in my mind as someone behaving in a very anti-town manner. It just seems to me that you are focusing on the same folks over and over, and you are not very open about your reasoning in general. At every turn you seem to be hedging your bets and refusing to get nailed down on any single opinion. I just don't like it. Maybe I am wrong, maybe I am seeing your actions in totally the wrong light, but I have to go where my instinct points. I went against it on Day 2 and voted for NFY, and I am still regretting it.
I am sure you won't agree with the post, but I hope it, at least, answers your question about why
I am voting for you.