So, cheesy though it is, I'm using an audio announcer track that I recorded for today's The Resistance game. It's good that the rules make that purely mechanical.
Playing The Resistance at some recent #BoardGame parties, it becomes clear that a *player* should ideally not also be in the role of *moderator*.
In these social deduction games, all players need to be free to lie their arse off, sow confusion and doubt. If one player is *also* expected to tell the unvarnished truth about what everyone is allowed to do according to the rules, that seriously undercuts both their capacity to deceive, and other players's confidence in the rules authority.
[The Man in the High Castle](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_in_the_High_Castle) is an acclaimed 1962 novel by Phillip K. Dick, recently I learned it was made into a TV serial. Started in 2015, three seasons so far.
The big budget shows. I haven't read the novel but it seems to be very plot-driven, at the expense of having any characters we care much about.
For people reading in the 1960s it must have been relevant; maybe US viewers today, too. I watched the pilot, not going to continue.
Voting task done! I like the way election day brings the local community together in groups that would likely never meet otherwise. People I think are weirdos. Who probably think I'm a weirdo. We're all in this together. #DemocracySausage
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I can’t afford to have a whole ass child...that is why I need access to family planning. I cannot effort to continue paying out of pocket for family planning anymore as someone who already PAYS for their medical aid every month.
And the most FUCKED UP thing about this whole thing is that I could be on the most expensive medical plan and they STILL won’t pay for it.
People in #Australia, and especially technology workers under Australian law, do not want or need mandatory surveillance, data retention by gov't, and broken encryption.
It's time our politicians support tech workers and #DigitalRights for all Australians.
Of course, don't blame the support drone for the company policy; but simultaneously, just say you recognise a lie (politely, factually) when they say a lie like “that's policy and we have to do it”.
Get them agreeing with you, show how they can help you, always leave open the door to resolve the issue favourably.
Don't accept a support drone telling you “we have no choice” when they describe a company policy. Bullshit, they (their company) certainly have a choice, the company writes the policy and can write it differently tomorrow by choice.
Don't let them bully you about what *you* must do because of their arbitrary policy. They hold the power and if they abuse it they are culpable, not you.
“Can I rely on you to communicate that this should never have happened (customers will use VPNs and that should not be flagged as suspicious)?
I can escalate that to our policy makers but I doubt it.
Yes, protocols can change and feedback like this is important for that. Your help will be appreciated.
Anything can change :)
Afterall, there is nothing permanent in this life.”
FFS you just stated that a permanent disability is “not permanent in this life”.
“It is also not true that “the only way” is to communicate by phone. That is an eBay policy entirely under eBay's control and you can change it any time you like. Please do not lie about “the only way”, it is aggressive and bullying.
I'm sorry if that is how see the situation.”
(no fuck you eBay, that's a factual description not “how see the situation”)
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