Super Necro Bump, awaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!
But out of curiosity, I wandered over there for a bit. Apparently, cases are scummy now
lshicastr. from that thread:
The Fonz wrote:Broadly, this. Plus the idea that town has gut reads, intuitions, and can act impulsively, whereas scum wants to go to painstaking length to show that they have 'good reasons' for acting as they do. The basic premise is that cases rarely actually convince anyone who wasn't going to find the behavior scummy anyway. What they can do is give scum cover for sheeping. You can say in a line or two why you think something's scummy, and people will either agree with you or not. Cases lead to point-by-point rebuttals which lead to point-by-point justifications, which lead to TL/DR.
I subscribe to a milder version of this, in that I think who someone votes for and the timing of it matters far more than any kind of justification they can raise. I'll often vote without any stated reason, in the hope it will cause people to look at my target and figure out for themselves why I suspect them. Most often, though, they just go 'Derp no reasons, that's scummy, vote Fonz.'
This explains some n00bs' behaviour when they come into a game and go VOTE PCM
after the joke vote stage with no reasons and think it's standard procedure. Oh, how different internet cultures can be.
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