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Post Post #75  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:29 am

In post 53, Psyche wrote:
In post 49, Irrelephant11 wrote:Is there a reason some onsite want to use the word "lynch"? If site meta was that we all already used a different word, would you advocate we switch to use "lynch"?

Is there any other word out there that means “extrajudicial mob killing”? And isn’t that exactly the mythos underlying the game’s day phases?

I suppose that there isn't another word with that meaning
Though, "execute" implies "judicial killing in compliance with a legal sentence" which, give nthe presence of cops, doctors, and jailkeepers on the side of town should perhaps be the more apt description.

Or maybe I am advocating for a new mythos.

I wish this idea could be engaged without making assumptions about my identity or politics...

Anyway, thankful for the opportunity to share my feelings here. I'm sure anyone who I am writing these things for has probably read it, and I've said my piece, so I'll stop posting in this thread now.

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Post Post #76  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:54 pm

Geez I wasn't expecting this kind of argument here, I was hoping people were talking more about possible alternate wordings.
It comes up a lot when we're talking about making merch, we just don't want to put the word Lynch on T-shirts.
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Post Post #77  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:53 pm

So... don't?

I kinda like the "Hanging With My Friends" slogan. It's clever.
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Post Post #78  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:57 pm

I mean why is "A Mob Has Formed" not an option? it was on a previous shirt

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Post Post #79  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:31 pm

In post 78, vonflare wrote:I mean why is "A Mob Has Formed" not an option? it was on a previous shirt


This would be instantly recognizable to me as an insider and puzzling maybe to others who aren't familiar with the game. Though in this overly politically charged environment in which we find ourselves? Someone will be bound to assume you are making a political statement, against their chosen political party, of course :facepalm:
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Post Post #80  (ISO)  » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:04 am

In post 74, Irrelephant11 wrote:
In post 72, Ectomancer wrote:And by the way, telling someone who has seen and experienced racism firsthand and secondhand growing up in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi that those experiences don't elevate or lower the weight of their opinion on racism itself is akin to telling someone who spent 20 years behind bars that their experience doesn't elevate or lower the weight of their opinion on the criminal justice system. Whether you like the idea or not, real life experiences do elevate or lower the weight of someone's opinion. Certainly I would take the opinion of a doctor who has removed an inflamed appendix about my own possible surgery over one who writes prescriptions for head colds. Do you follow that line of reasoning?


I don't mean to say your experiences can't make your opinion an informed and useful one. I just think that in this context, where you know nothing about me or (presumably) about most of the other posters, appealing to experience can only raise your opinion from "uninformed" to "informed". I guess that informed opinions should be taken more seriously than uninformed ones, but I suppose I've been assuming everyone who's posting here has an informed view. Maybe I'm mistaken on that point.

Anyway, I do follow your line of reasoning. I just think that in this anonymous context, it's less helpful than normal to try to identify who the "experts" are, especially since people lie on the internet (surprising, I'm sure :P )


Now you are slipping down the rabbit hole. If the anonymous context and the possibility of people lying are your concerns with establishing our basis for our opinions, look at where that takes you. Now we must look at the possibility that you are not actually offended by the word lynch at all. Your motivation could be that of an internet troll. That would make this entire conversation some type of game by which you are attempting to stir up a controversy. An example of your win condition might be to enact a change to a system about which you actually have no care at all. My win condition would then be to stand in opposition to that goal and prevent you from having an impact at all.

By introducing that idea you would completely remove the possibility of actually having a meaningful conversation. Unless you engage with us in good faith, then why should others do so? Instead, we would end up playing a game with no real set rules. A pointless endeavor if you ask me. We already play a game on this site by which we attempt to determine whether someone is lying to us or not. :wink:
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Post Post #81  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:20 am

yo let's just give the game the full treatment my local summer camp program did

the game is no longer mafia, it is now called "Midnight Caller."

Nobody dies, people just get "called out of town" instead of lynched or killed.

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Post Post #82  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:22 am

... yeah... gonna guess the innuendo is intentional, there.
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Post Post #83  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:09 am

well we all know mafiascum.com is superior for a certain reason

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Post Post #84  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:09 am

nvm it's not a porn site anymore :(

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Post Post #85  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:04 pm

In post 84, BBmolla wrote:nvm it's not a porn site anymore :(


Nice attempt at a stretch. I was going to say, Midnight Runner would be more appropriate because you get "run out of town", not called. But luring someone to a porn site as a joke makes much more sense :lol:
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