I won't pretend that my messing up the names of bessie and plytho or my apparent overclaiming was a deliberate gambit, but I am certainly going to try and make use of people's reactions to it in gauging my read of them.
GoP: The reaction to my name slip seemed genuine and not manufactured. His early focus was on YOLOSWAG, which could carry a hint of OMGUS. Not much content in D2, and a very large proportion of posts (and this includes a little look back at the end of D1) are very touchy and defensive, attacking people for asking questions rather than seeking to find scum. Seems reasonably scummy to me. In my prior reads post I wrote that I could take a lot of things in a lot of directions - I recall having a gut negative feeling, but I didn't want to plow away at something so intangible. The feeling hasn't faded, though.
Zyth: Has been very busy, and so not a lot of content. I would like to know what he found confusing about dimochka's meta-read of BoomFrog. I would also appreciate seeing him elucidate on his reads - it's clear that he has impressions. Addendum - I tried to firm up my feelings by re-reading him from game-start, and there's honestly not very much there. He's been asking questions of people but not really doing anything with the answers. I don't see an explicit reads list from him anywhere, and I find it odd that more people aren't questioning this (especially in view of people questioning me for having a reads list but not spelling it out). The more I read of his posts, the more clear it becomes that for whatever reason he does not want to share his thoughts with the rest of us. I don't really think I can call him scum because there's nothing scummy, but I don't like whatever it is he's doing and I don't want to say he's town.
mpolo: I like his rational approach to dealing with the losses overnight. I don't know whether I outright agree that hitting SK is a necessary play today, but I can see his thinking. (If we hit scum then worst case tomorrow is 4-2-1 where town is forced to lynch the SK or else lose the majority. If we hit SK then tomorrow is 5-3 which is MYLO). I think on balance that he is town, but I would like to see him try to give us a more decisive opinion on his current neutral reads.
YOLOSWAG: I don't know what V/LA means, but I guess it means low activity in some regard. I thought he was active-lurky yesterday, and I would like to see him expand his thoughts on jimbob into a full case so I can judge. I'm assuming he'll leave his vote on jimbob until day's end unless there are fairly drastic changes. Something feels off about him, but it's quite possible that he simply has an unfamiliar playstyle and I'm adjusting. I could see him as scum only if process of elimination necessitates it.
jimbob: I don't see anything explicitly scummy about his play, but something still feels off. It could be as simple as the level on which he is engaging with the game. He has said he's busy in real life, so it could just be that he's low on time to play, but I feel like the questions he's asking aren't geared towards generating genuine discussion, as is his usual way. A little scum lean, mostly meta-based.
SDK: He hasn't yet given me anything today, so based on his D1 posts after my reads list yesterday, I'm going to put him as town. His reads have actual reasoning to them and take a lot of things into account, which shows a willingness to put more effort in than I believe scum would do. Town.
FrozenFlame: As above, I might have him just on the scummy side of neutral but it's not by a huge margin. I guess he went off a little hard about my weird claim.
LaserGuy: He looks like he's making a genuine effort to draw connections between players and build networks of future lynch candidates based on the next flip or two. His reads have reasons behind them and he is asking direct questions and chasing the information he needs to get a clearer picture. This is pretty textbook town play, and it's done convincingly, so I'll put him as town.
BoomFrog: I feel like he could be the SK. I don't have a very solid read yet, so I'd like to ask the following questions of him
I can probably hit scum with the lynch today but we need to buy them every day from now on.
First, what does this mean, particularly the latter half?
Second, what makes you believe mpolo is the SK?
To respond to the question jimbob addressed to me at day's start, what I meant was that I don't think we could have started at 8/3/1/1 because we would be at MYLO (and I assumed the mod would tell us if so). However, I'm not so sure now that I know we won't be told if we're at MYLO/LYLO.