This was in the dead thread, but I like consolidating this stuff into the main thread.
Ryvvn wrote:...though I do think I should just refrain from posting anything about how I might come to my instinctual conclusions because, even if the outcome happens to be correct, I feel I might just be making myself look stupid.
Also, I can't really speak to any veracity of looking so closely at the vote timings, but it seems to help guide some of my feels.
When you check the vote timings, you're re-reading the thread in the context of what happened that day and possibly the following day as well. Given that at least some of the wolves are looking/planning ahead, this can help you catch things along with whatever you get from simply focusing on one player at a time.
I like it when you post your reasons for pushing a player because if your reasons are sufficiently human I'm going to resist attempts to bandwagon you. I may not be able to read you as human, but you'll be more human than a lot of other players. I do think the vote timing reads in separate posts was a mistake simply because it inflated the size of the thread, while both DOM and I tried our best to cut things down.
I don't think there's anything wrong with sharing reads as long as it's condensed enough for most players to scan through - yes it lets the wolves know what your general rankings are but humans are notorious for not sticking to their lists. More importantly, establishing a precedent wherein the analytical players summarize their reads can strengthen wolfy or human reads on those players. That said, my reads on that day were too long even in condensed form. I'm going to only post longform lists of reasons when the number of players is low enough that it actually becomes useful. As it was, I doubt anyone really paid much attention to it because there were too many players. I think a more shortform list is very useful, though, especially if I misinterpreted something in the thread and get corrected.