As far as Lie Detectors go, as a host, how far do you extend the context surrounding the statements sent in?
For example, let's say that a person's Role PM stated that they could "Send in a statement made by a member and receive a true, false or 'I don't know' response". How would you reply back to a PM from your Lie Detector that said:
"This was in reply to me asking his alignment."?Originally Posted by KidBeano
For me personally, I would not (and did not in Make-A-Mafia) reply back with true or false, instead telling them that context is irrelevant, and giving an "I don't know" reply. For me, the only context I take into account is who said the statement. So, I don't know whether the statement "Town" made by KidBeano is true or false. However, would you accept the context and give a true/false response? Would you just say "I don't know" and let them try to figure it out?
To go a bit further, what would you do if they sent in this:
"Is KidBeano telling the truth?"?Originally Posted by KidBeano
I would reply back saying that that is more than one statement, and I cannot give a reply. Would you just give it a "I don't know" response off the bat? Would you accept it, even though their role PM specifically says "a statement" and they've theoretically sent in two?
Finally, if they were to send you a conversation log, and then specify the quote they wanted, such as:
Pichuboy: I was just wondering
Pichuboy: What alignment are you in Make-a-Mafia?
KidBeano: Why do you want to know?
Pichuboy: I'm a lie detector
KidBeano: Oh, ok
Is the last sentence true?"
For me, that's just "The context is", but phrased in a different way, and so I would reply the same as the first scenario.