i see woolcock and others point, but following the wagon of someone you find suspicious is just odd. shouldn't you be wary about your suspect reads?
I do see what you mean imp, I think its just a case of how I generally approach mafia. I like to try and read and analyse what's developing, if I see someone bring up a query about someone's posts I'll go back, re-read and try and make a judgement based on the evidence I have in front of me. I'm not trying to claim my reads are foolproof and guaranteed to succeed (I had shep pegged as town in the last game), but I'd sooner try and decide for myself after examining both sides of a discussion (big reason I didn't vote for titania in the last game when she was close to a hammer off of pez's claim, I was intrigued but wanted to hear off her before casting a vote without seeing her explanation) rather than necessarily just throw a vote onto a wagon without much thought.
Maybe I'm just focusing too much on the analytical aspect of mafia and not thinking about other ways to make reads, in which case Nov's point about voting in order to gauge reads on those backing/opposing the wagon could hold more weight.
The main reason it stuck out to me is that based off of his play in the last game I didn't expect Nov to make a post like that. He came off as someone who'd vote when he was confident of a read/had gathered extensive evidence to support his claim. To see him do something akin to what Taz did last game just threw me a bit.