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Who's the Boss Game #2991

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Voting / Memo Discussion
This game finished in 8 rounds.

Discussion of Round #1

Round: 0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  

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SaraGracetus


Posted: 05:59PM Aug 4, 2013

I am so happy we finally started

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"I am on a roller coaster that only goes up my friends." -Augustus Water (TFIOS)
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talanpoeAus


Posted: 06:54PM Aug 4, 2013

And so it begins.

Safety for random........eighsse.


Unless life also hands you sugar and water, your lemonade is going to suck!
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dawnrising*be


Posted: 08:05PM Aug 4, 2013

Random on Avett.

Do you speak Google Translate?
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Thekid4t


Posted: 09:26PM Aug 4, 2013

Safety vote for SaraGrace.

Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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lissiclownAus


Posted: 09:30PM Aug 4, 2013

Hooray for starting!

I'm not sure the psych answer really tells us anything...it seems like it could apply to most people.

Putting in a random for minakodrb for now.
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eighsseAus


Posted: 10:18PM Aug 4, 2013

Safety votes..? What does that mean? I don't remember that from the rules.

The first is the only to ever have been the only.
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lissiclownAus


Posted: 10:24PM Aug 4, 2013

I'm assuming "safety vote" means they voted for someone just to be sure they don't forget and get automatically fired?
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minakodeb


Posted: 11:28PM Aug 4, 2013

If you don't vote, you get fired. So you place a safety vote for a random person early in each round - just in case. You can always change it later.

Lots of people have pets, so will be hard to narrow down. I will say that I have no pets.
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iamsam4tus


Posted: 06:14AM Aug 5, 2013

Voting list.
talanpoe- eighsse
dawnrising- Avett
Thekid4-SaraGrace
lissiclown- minakodeb
Themasterbrain- minakodeb
fintpops- lissiclown
stewiegriffin- fintpops
Kylebrawl- talanpoe


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themasterbraincus


Posted: 06:57AM Aug 5, 2013

safety-minakodeb

"I have an invisible bazooka. Don't annoy me."- Me
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dawnrising*be


Posted: 07:32AM Aug 5, 2013

My only dog died a month ago, so I don't have any pets either. Not even plants.

Do you speak Google Translate?
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Fintpops*us


Posted: 08:57AM Aug 5, 2013

dawnrising wrote:
My only dog died a month ago, so I don't have any pets either. Not even plants.
Oh I'm so sorry to hear that, dawnrising.

The Boss does seem pretty vague. I have a pet cat. I don't have any "pet" plants, unless you count some from outside. Oh, I did have a cactus once. That didn't go well (or last long).

I will also put a safety vote for lissiclown.
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StewieGriffinie


Posted: 08:58AM Aug 5, 2013

I'm just gonna toss out a safety for now.

Voting for Fintpops


Did you know: that the ocean holds nearly 20 million tons of gold but most of it is diluted. Each liter of seawater contains about 13 billionths of a gram. So there is enough gold on the sea floor to put 9 pounds in every pocket on Earth.
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Thekid4t


Posted: 10:01AM Aug 5, 2013

The only thing we know for sure is that the boss has at least one pet, but no more than five, and that some or all may be plants. We don't have much to go on here.

eighsse wrote:
Safety votes..? What does that mean? I don't remember that from the rules.
Safety votes aren't mentioned in the rules. It's a name that players came up with. Another (less popular) term is "fish vote."


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SaraGracetus


Posted: 10:52AM Aug 5, 2013

I don't understand psych question does for the game unless we know you.

"I am on a roller coaster that only goes up my friends." -Augustus Water (TFIOS)
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dawnrising*be


Posted: 11:12AM Aug 5, 2013

Two answers to that.

1. The psych question is not always about a person's home life: sometimes it is about a person's identity on Braingle or their identity in the game.

2. The response can help you glean more about the boss's character, personality, etc. However, in this case, the boss is being deliberately vague. This is actually more of what the psych question is supposed to do for the game, and not simply tell you who the boss is. Once I was the boss in a game where all the players owned a business and the boss was like the mayor; the psych question was what the boss's business was. I was like, "WHAT?"


Do you speak Google Translate?
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SaraGracetus


Posted: 11:20AM Aug 5, 2013

Still confused but thanks. This is my first game.

"I am on a roller coaster that only goes up my friends." -Augustus Water (TFIOS)
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KyleBrawl*us


Posted: 12:27PM Aug 5, 2013

Safety for talon! And watch out for newbies. They sometimes use "being new to their advantage!
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SaraGracetus


Posted: 01:17PM Aug 5, 2013

Oh this is fun

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Thekid4t


Posted: 02:45PM Aug 5, 2013

So.... Anyone want to start deductive reasoning? Talanpoe has played the most games, I believe. *nudge*

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StewieGriffinie


Posted: 03:14PM Aug 5, 2013

Actually safety vote + ETB terms, fish vote +fish vote/SPV are wwg terms.

I should state that I have voted for Mind this round.

I would also like to state that plants are not pets. Anyone could have written that psych

Anyway, I will be back tomorrow morning, since I am busy now.

Stewie.


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eighsseAus


Posted: 03:17PM Aug 5, 2013

Well I had already voted for fintpops just to make sure I didn't forget and get fired, so I guess I had already done a "safety vote" without having (edit) heard of it. So yeah, safety on fintpops. Just because of the silly cat avatar (has a pet probably?). I will mention that I do have 1--and only 1--pet (a dog, no plants, lol). However, I'm not the boss.

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eighsseAus


Posted: 03:24PM Aug 5, 2013

Ok here's a curious noob question.

This is what the memo states:

"It is on! Let's go!
Psych Question: Do you have any pets?
Yes I have between one and five pets. Animals and plants are nice."

Who does the literal typing here, the mod or the boss? Or both?
I assume the boss literally types the little message at the beginning ("It is on! Let's go!").
And the psych question surely is written directly by the mod.
What about the answer? Is that entered directly by the boss, or does the mod receive the answer from the boss in a message that we don't see, and put it into the memo? Does the mod have the ability to "edit" the answer in any way (grammar, spelling, etc.)? What if there is one person on the discussion board who speaks or types in a particular way (e.g., terrible grammar), and their answer to the psych question is clearly written in that person's distinct style? Or is that all part of the strategy..? ;)


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dawnrising*be


Posted: 03:59PM Aug 5, 2013

The boss does the typing, the mod just approves the memo. I'm not sure exactly if the mod can send the memo back or how that works exactly.

Do you speak Google Translate?
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Thekid4t


Posted: 04:22PM Aug 5, 2013

StewieGriffin wrote:
Actually safety vote + WTB terms, fish vote +fish vote/SPV are wwg terms.
Really? In my first WTB the first post of the first round had the phrase "fish voting." Huh.

The mod is allowed to change the memo or answer to the question, but the game advises you not to.


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eighsseAus


Posted: 05:12PM Aug 5, 2013

Thanks for the help dawn and Thekid

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minakodeb


Posted: 06:22PM Aug 5, 2013

I am voting for Stewie Griffin. No reason.
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iamsam4tus


Posted: 06:28PM Aug 5, 2013

eighsse wrote:
Ok here's a curious noob question.

This is what the memo states:

"It is on! Let's go!
Psych Question: Do you have any pets?
Yes I have between one and five pets. Animals and plants are nice."

Who does the literal typing here, the mod or the boss? Or both?
I assume the boss literally types the little message at the beginning ("It is on! Let's go!").
And the psych question surely is written directly by the mod.
What about the answer? Is that entered directly by the boss, or does the mod receive the answer from the boss in a message that we don't see, and put it into the memo? Does the mod have the ability to "edit" the answer in any way (grammar, spelling, etc.)? What if there is one person on the discussion board who speaks or types in a particular way (e.g., terrible grammar), and their answer to the psych question is clearly written in that person's distinct style? Or is that all part of the strategy..? ;)


The mod can edit the memo and the answer to the psych question, but they shouldn't unless they absolutely have to, sometimes the boss will intentionally misspell something as strategy.


You're not procrastinating. You're putting it off until you're older, therefore wiser, therefore more able to adequately finish the work. - Random Youtube Comment
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eighsseAus


Posted: 06:46PM Aug 5, 2013

And thanks sam as well :]

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eighsseAus


Posted: 06:58PM Aug 5, 2013

So the full 24 hour voting period for Round 1 has just barely begun now? How come there was such a long wait before the period began, as we got them memo yesterday? Does every voting round have a blank period between it and the next, or from now on is it purely adjacent 24-hour blocks of voting periods? In other words: 6 days from now, at this time, will we be beginning the voting for Round 6? Or behind that schedule? (assuming the game lasts that long)

Hey, at least I'm giving you guys something to talk about by asking questions =P


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dawnrising*be


Posted: 07:10PM Aug 5, 2013

Each round lasts two days. Each round will also have a period in between when the boss has to send out the memo. So if not for that period, we would begin Round 6 12 days from now.

Do you speak Google Translate?
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eighsseAus


Posted: 07:45PM Aug 5, 2013

Right on, I misunderstood. Thanks, good explanation!

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iamsam4tus


Posted: 07:48PM Aug 5, 2013

eighsse wrote:
Right on, I misunderstood. Thanks, good explanation!

Any more questions?


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eighsseAus


Posted: 07:53PM Aug 5, 2013

No further questions at this time =p
I do have something to mention though. Boss didn't necessarily say that he considers plants to be pets, or that any of his pets are in fact plants. It could have been merely a totally random, out-of-the-blue personal assessment of the quality of animals and plants in general.


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eighsseAus


Posted: 07:57PM Aug 5, 2013

I want to say that StewieGriffin might be Boss...playing innocent by being all "Plants are not pets" so that it seems like he could never have been the one who gave that answer. Changing vote to Stewie...for now....

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eighsseAus


Posted: 08:18PM Aug 5, 2013

Off to bed :] I'll be back on in about 7 hours to possibly comment if there's anything to be said.

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Fintpops*us


Posted: 08:25PM Aug 5, 2013

eighsse wrote:
Boss didn't necessarily say that he considers plants to be pets, or that any of his pets are in fact plants. It could have been merely a totally random, out-of-the-blue personal assessment of the quality of animals and plants in general.
I was going to say the same thing (but you said it way better than I could ). I guess if someone really liked plants they could be considered a pet. People have pet rocks, right? LOL

I tried my hand at making a voting list. We have a pretty large number of people who haven't stated a vote. I hope they don't forget!

Voting List (if I missed you or got the vote wrong, please fix it!):

Avett
dawnrising - Avett
eighsse - StewieGriffin
Fintpops - lissiclown
KyleBrawl - talanpoe
lissiclown - minakodeb
minakodeb - StewieGriffin
MindReader22
Nathan_w08
SaraGrace
sciencesteven
StewieGriffin - MindReader22
talanpoe - eighsse
Thekid4 - SaraGrace
themasterbrain - minakodeb


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talanpoeAus


Posted: 08:51PM Aug 5, 2013

Thekid4 wrote:
So.... Anyone want to start deductive reasoning? Talanpoe has played the most games, I believe. *nudge*
Actually, I don't see anything yet that supports any conclusions. The voting list (not an "official" part of the game, but a *very* useful tool) is my most important tool, but of course there aren't any good data coming from that until after the first round is over.

But I've got my eye on all of you! ;-)


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Thekid4t


Posted: 09:20PM Aug 5, 2013

Starting tomorrow, let's try to get a majority on Stewie, based on eighsse's reasoning.

That's what is cool about games with 2-day rounds. They drag on a bit, but you have plenty of time to figure things out. (Of course, the boss would want a 1-day round, for the same reason.)


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themasterbraincus


Posted: 06:02AM Aug 6, 2013

@eighsse, you might be the boss, based on your own reasoning, pretending that you didn't know how the memo worked.
Plus, you were just rambling on about how the boss didn't mean that plants were pets when suddenly accused stewie of saying the exact same thing(with a little less reasoning)!
I am changing my vote to eighsse based on this reasoning.


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dawnrising*be


Posted: 10:45AM Aug 6, 2013

changing vote to eighsse.

Do you speak Google Translate?
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minakodeb


Posted: 02:17PM Aug 6, 2013

eighsse doesn't have any game stats on his profile page, so it is truly his first game. I think the questions are legit. His amount of activity draws attention, which would be a bad way to play boss - a new player might not know that. It's possible that he's the boss, but I think it's too early to tell and much too early to jump to that conclusion.


There will probably be a few mandatory firings, including:
Avett - missing 3 days
Nathan - missing 4 days
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eighsseAus


Posted: 02:39PM Aug 6, 2013

themasterbrain wrote:
@eighsse, you are the boss, based on your own reasoning, pretending that you didn't know how the memo worked.
Plus, you were just rambling on about how the boss didn't mean that plants were pets when suddenly accused stewie of saying the exact same thing(with a little less reasoning)!
I am changing my vote to eighsse based on this reasoning.


Duly noted that my reasoning backfires upon myself. But I suppose I'm speaking from my own perspective, already knowing that I'm not the boss, but also recognizing that if one were the boss, playing dumb would be a clever idea. But none of you know that I'm not the boss, so yeah. Stewie was just my best guess at who might be boss--a desperate attempt at finding a person of interest with practically no clues yet.


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StewieGriffinie


Posted: 02:59PM Aug 6, 2013

Thekid4 wrote:
StewieGriffin wrote:
Actually safety vote + WTB terms, fish vote +fish vote/SPV are wwg terms.
Really? In my first WTB the first post of the first round had the phrase "fish voting." Huh.

The mod is allowed to change the memo or answer to the question, but the game advises you not to.


Well I guess it could apply to both. But if it is a WTB term then I have not heard it in a vrey long time.

Also I don't know who has played the most here but this is my 99th game of WTB. Not that it means anything.

Oh and one last thing If your going to vote to clear someone, then I suggest forming a large mojority on someone. Especially in the firstround when there are manditories.


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Thekid4t


Posted: 03:06PM Aug 6, 2013

So are we voting eighsse now? I'll change my vote just to be safe.

Also, eighsse, it is usually (unless you're the boss) a good thing to be voted for early in the game. Supposing you make it through the round, people know that you aren't the boss.


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eighsseAus


Posted: 03:28PM Aug 6, 2013

Thekid4 wrote:
So are we voting eighsse now? I'll change my vote just to be safe.

Also, eighsse, it is usually (unless you're the boss) a good thing to be voted for early in the game. Supposing you make it through the round, people know that you aren't the boss.


Ohh I see, that makes sense. Plus you won't be a lemming. It's confusing at first because you typically think of it like "voting someone out" but in this game you're not voting anyone out unless it turns out they really are the boss.


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Thekid4t


Posted: 03:36PM Aug 6, 2013

In The Werewolf Game, voting is actually "voting someone out." Are you playing a TWG?

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eighsseAus


Posted: 03:45PM Aug 6, 2013

No, I was in the waiting list for one (my first), but then I realized it was like a "Marvel Superheroes" version or something, so I backed out because I have neither knowledge about nor interest in superheroes/comics, so I would be in an annoying setting in that game. Lol

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iamsam4tus


Posted: 05:15PM Aug 6, 2013

eighsse wrote:
No, I was in the waiting list for one (my first), but then I realized it was like a "Marvel Superheroes" version or something, so I backed out because I have neither knowledge about nor interest in superheroes/comics, so I would be in an annoying setting in that game. Lol

That was my brothers game.
I was eaten in the first round.
The only reason I joined it was because he is my brother and he joined this wtb, I don't know much about superheroes.


You're not procrastinating. You're putting it off until you're older, therefore wiser, therefore more able to adequately finish the work. - Random Youtube Comment
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eighsseAus


Posted: 07:16PM Aug 6, 2013

iamsam4 wrote:
eighsse wrote:
No, I was in the waiting list for one (my first), but then I realized it was like a "Marvel Superheroes" version or something, so I backed out because I have neither knowledge about nor interest in superheroes/comics, so I would be in an annoying setting in that game. Lol

That was my brothers game.
I was eaten in the first round.
The only reason I joined it was because he is my brother and he joined this wtb, I don't know much about superheroes.


Small world! Or...small website.


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eighsseAus


Posted: 07:22PM Aug 6, 2013

I hope we don't have to wait long for our next memo...

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Thekid4t


Posted: 07:23PM Aug 6, 2013

At the most we have 3 days and 22 hours.

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eighsseAus


Posted: 08:06PM Aug 6, 2013

Thekid4 wrote:
At the most we have 3 days and 22 hours.


Lol, yeah I saw that...I was like..."oh, great, that's promising."


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Nathan_w08Anz


Posted: 11:51PM Aug 6, 2013

Oh Bother! Didnt think this game would start so quick! Well goodbye everyone!

ROCK ON!!!
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eighsseAus


Posted: 08:25AM Aug 7, 2013

Nathan_w08 wrote:
Oh Bother! Didnt think this game would start so quick! Well goodbye everyone!


I take it this means you didn't vote


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Thekid4t


Posted: 10:24AM Aug 7, 2013

Yeah. That happens to me sometimes. Don't worry about it.

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Fintpops*us


Posted: 11:09AM Aug 7, 2013

Sorry I didn't get back on in time to join the forming majority. Did we get enough votes for an actual clear? ...

I can update the voting list, right, since I'll just be collecting info that was already posted? (I don't want to get in trouble for talking about votes...)

Voting List

Avett
dawnrising - eighsse
eighsse - StewieGriffin
Fintpops - lissiclown
KyleBrawl - talanpoe
lissiclown - minakodeb
minakodeb - StewieGriffin
MindReader22
Nathan_w08
SaraGrace
sciencesteven
StewieGriffin - MindReader22
talanpoe - eighsse
Thekid4 - eighsse
themasterbrain - eighsse

I don't think that's enough votes to fire the Boss.... But maybe the Boss's firings will tell us something? I hope all those people who didn't post votes weren't all mandatories!
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Thekid4t


Posted: 11:46AM Aug 7, 2013

4/15 isn't nearly enough. We would need at least 8/15, but in case the rat claimed to have voted but didn't actually (the rat can't vote) it is best to go with 9/15.

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eighsseAus


Posted: 03:58PM Aug 7, 2013

Tick.....(10 seconds later) tock.....(10 seconds later) tick.....(10 seconds later) tock.......... Lol

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Thekid4t


Posted: 04:47PM Aug 7, 2013

Come on, boss/mod!

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