Sorry for the delay in this - I've been busier than expected. This post was composed in bits and pieces throughout the day.
Right, DethStalker failed to answer my questions, and Jbby has gone AWOL, but time is running out, so here's my promised explanation/response about my questions. As is often the case when there's not much happening D1 (and sometimes later in the game), I posted some questions for discussion. Often, as was the case here, I'm not really interested in the who, but rather the reasons behind them. Alternatively, sometimes the questions spark discussion, as they did here. Here are my thoughts on each of the responses, along with a bit of a reads list (I don't have time for my usual style):
Sabrar called me out on my second question quite fairly, I think. Whilst my intention, as noted earlier, was to phrase it to remove the risk of power-town slips, I can see how I may not have been entirely successful. Either way, I tentatively like this challenge (it could still come from scum!Sabrar, but overall, I'm not getting that vibe). Moderately townie.
LaserGuy comes next with some counter questions. In response: Town typically will post their townie reads as well as scummy reads. I expected most players to post therefore their current towniest read, but was interested to see if anybody would post anything else. It also helps to build up connections that are useful to look back on later in the game. (Hopefully that addresses your concerns, let me know if I missed anything). Whilst I disagree with LaserGuy's concerns, I don't see them being brought up by scum!LG, so he's in my townie bucket.
As others have noted, heuristically_alone was unhelpful, and confusing. I cannot understand why he would make such a statement. If he had issues with my question, he should have said so. Note that he didn't explain which was the bad answer initially, and took some prodding to do so eventually. I also don't understand what he means by "Town isn't ready for that information yet". Aside from this, his contributions to the thread have been minimal. His suspicion of Sabrar seems weird, especially given that Sabrar had already posted before heury's response with concerns about my second question (yet he later says that he doesn't think we are on the same team). Basically, he's been inconsistent and unhelpful, so I full support him as a lynch candidate.
somitomi responded to my second question, but neither of the other two, without any stated reason, until I pressed him for it. Eventually, he explained that it was basically for similar reasons to what LaserGuy had said previously. Given that somitomi is new, I'm willing to let the sheeping slide for now, but he really should have explained this up-front. He shows similar signs of sheeping other people to a lesser extent elsewhere. Slightly scummy, but not significantly so. Hopefully will start posting some original opinions at some point.
flicky's response is also basically the same as others, without any original explanation initially. His comments on mpolo are in a similar vein (following the crowd). He fixes this with his follow-up comments and a reasonable reads list that more or less matches my own, so leaning town overall.
Mpolo is about the only person to answer all three questions. I've seen nothing objectionable in his reasoning or other comments, so putting him as leaning town for now.
Jbby as noted earlier hasn't responded to me or anybody else for that matter, so there's nothing I can really say about him.
DethStalker is at least posting more than last game (admittedly after prodding), but he clearly isn't paying attention to what he's saying. I actually think it's slightly more likely that he's actually Town with the incorrect comments about mpolo, than Scum, but I don't know him well enough to really judge.
I'm most confident about scum!heuristically_alone, so will vote for him before deadline, probably, pending more thinking on mpolo and DethStalker.
To answer my own questions:
1.I'd say somebody generally accepted as townie by everybody, such as flicky or LaserGuy is most likely to get killed.
2. I haven't looked at the setup possibilities, but the tracker/doctor option sounds good (if it exists)
3. Heuristically_alone and somitomi, are my current scum picks.
Town to scum list:
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