So I dug into the infamous NFY/stoic clash to make a summary from my point of view and found out it essentially consists of two distinct arguments. Number one is the whole "obsessing over Damuna" issue (#871-874 and thereabouts), which even NFY now admits does not read in her favour at all: why are you always talking about Damuna - because of XYZ - you're talking about her again!
The other argument is the "case against xzyem", based on that silly little sentence of his way at the beginning of the game. Looking at it blow by blow, the general flow of that goes something like this:
GoJays comes up with the case (#827), stoic says it's interesting, NFY remains silent on it.
Much later, in #871, NFY digs into stoic because of the "obsessing about Damuna" thing. Not much else happens.
I prod NFY in #898, asking her for opinion of the xzyem case.
In #907, stoic enters the ensuing discussion, saying his gut feeling is that xzyem is not scum.
And it's this attack which does not feel right at all. Why? Because it's built on soundbites that misrepresent what stoic was actually saying. Here's what it says:
In #829 you [= stoic] not only added fuel to GoJays' case, but you called it "compelling". In #882 you're still referring to it as a potential slip. Then suddenly in #885 your gut feeling is that xzyem is town, despite a case that you helped build?
And here are the relevant parts of the posts referred to in there, with more context.
I think you just stumbled onto something there. In light of the revelation that we may be dealing with more than 1 group of mafia, it sounds to me like xyzem's post means something than it did before. Is it possible that he was informed that he was mafia and that there was another group of mafia? And, being new to the game, took that to mean *everyone* was mafia? What say you all? I think GoJays makes a compelling case.
This would fit in a theory developed with what may have been a slip up by xyzem earlier in which he reported that he thought we were "all supposed to be mafia."
"I don't know, it [= the xzyem case] seems like grasping at straws to an extent. Still trying to balance the evidence with my gut which for whatever reason tells me xzyem is town."
The way NFY's painting it, it looks as a pretty typical flipflop, but with context, it becomes a fairly standard "I'm not really sure but this sounds more plausible" change of heart (something NFY herself isn't a stranger to) -- both the "slip" and "gut" thing are served with a nice helping of doubt there. Simply put, #908 is a heavy punch based on exaggerated data.
In #911, stoic gobbles up the bait, and responds with what amounts to a very emotional vote.
And finally in #912, it's NFY who escalates the whole thing, relatively minor up to that point, into something much bigger in an accusatory post that's quite an OMGUS:
My currently [sic] theory is you're mafia, and that you posted #829 in an attempt to boost GoJays' case into a mislynch (Primal, Robb and Roz went for it, the latter two with votes.). Then when it started to falter, you backtracked out of it by claiming you have a gut feeling he is in fact town, despite the significant hole in xzyem's defence.
That's what I was referring to earlier: NFY parries and responds with a counterattack that's way more powerful than the previous discussion was. And that is what feels so off here.
What follows is annoying to read, and rather devoid of information; they're just trading the same blows a few more times until the whole thing goes out with a whimper.
So, yeah. If this story has a hero (and it doesn't), NFY ain't it.