No. I was not muddying the waters on purpose.
It honestly was
just a joke-vote sort of thing. I got carried away, and I was incredibly frustrated with the rather glacial pace of the game, so I figured I had to post something
to move things along, even if it wouldn't be very helpful. So I got carried away on the jokes. I honestly hadn't realized that it would come across as water-muddying (even though, in retrospect, I can sorta understand how); I had assumed that my jokes would be simply recognized as jokes. And I was frustrated with there not being much else to do: the only things that were being discussed were Phoenix suggesting a no-lynch,1
various people discussing lynching the lurkers,2
and Gregoriev looking suspicious... because of an emoticon.3
Honestly, Flying_Cookie summed my actions up best:
Flying_Cookie wrote: but goose seems more like he's just screwing around until there is actually something to do
So once the whole water-muddying thing was first brought up, I decided, instead of outright apologizing about it, to acknowledge it and to move on. This was a little deliberate, even if it was stupid and not very helpful. I hoped that they would provide some
fuel for discussion, since there wasn't much, at the time, that seemed to deserve much discussion.4
And, as much as I hate to say it, it seems to have worked.
So there's enough that seems to be discussable now -- I'm thinking of my own suspiciousness and Gregoriev's editing (a bit on that in a moment) that I'll probably be joke-voting much less.
And yes, I know
that isn't the best explanation. And yes, I know
it doesn't really justify my frequent idiocy. I am aware of this. But just think -- is it possible that an inexperienced, unskilled townie could get frustrated enough with what seems like an uninteresting game that he would do scummy-looking things for the sake of getting attention?5
As for the editing thing: I, personally, am willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt simply because he probably wasn't used to the game yet. I mean, he broke the rules, but he probably wasn't used to them yet. And it seems just as possible for a townie to break that rule as for a mafioso, at least when he hasn't quite gotten used to this game yet.
If cf decides to modkill him for it, then that's a sign that he should be punished for breaking the rules. But if he isn't modkilled, then we should forgive him and move on. Lynching him doesn't seem best in that case because it doesn't necessarily look scummy (at this level of play, at least) and it isn't our
job to enforce the rules -- it's the mod's.
And you'd prolly be wasting a perfectly good lynch. Face it -- I look waaay
scummier than he does.
1. Which, though not advisable, is understandable enough that it didn't really seem scummy to me.
2. Where I would have preferred that we think of something more interesting to discuss in hopes of bringing them out of hiding.
3. Really? REALLY?!?
4. OMGzorz he said ">.>" so e is TEH DEVIL!!!
5. And yes, there was probably a bit of narcissism involved. Even though I usually try to avoid attention rather than to grab it. This is kind of embarrassing to admit.