"if you're willing to take an action publicly at any time you should be able to" - Ah, I had parsed this statement as, "if for some time x in the day, you are willing to take action y publicly, you should be able to take action y." The correct parsing may be "if for all times x in a day, you are willing to take action y publicly, you should be able to take action y." However, this is also true for Troy's intent to kill dpalumbo.
"clocking / proxying is only valid if you're not around FOR THE ENTIRE DAY" - The thing is, Pesto proxying for Lily won the race condition against Troy killing a mafia. Game seems very dumb if people not around all day win race conditions against people not around for part of the day.
Regarding the idea of trying to frame me for Isaac's death, I think it was very good play to NOT do that. I'm not sure how the Ethan thing after claiming Isaac would have worked (I might have been confused, and at least distracted), but trying to directly blame me would have resulted in something similar to when someone accused my in the fall Mystery Mafia game: viewtopic.php?f=138&t=3906
Excerpt: "And even more relevantly, I was working at desk at that time. As I mentioned, not doing that would get me fired. Several players even came by desk over the course of my 2-6 shift, I recall. If you want, you can ask Luisa Barerra, the Random desk captain / my boss. One would think that someone trying to frame me would have bothered to pick a kill I had a bad alibi for. Tsk tsk, sloppy work." I was in fact working desk during Jackie's kill, so my response would have probably been to link to that thread and say, "This has literally been tried before; note that to guarantee getting to Kresge in time to catch the 4:55 end of a class, I would have had to leave Random at like 4:47, WAAY before the end of my shift." Also, by that point, multiple players had outright said, "game is easier if I just think ksedlar is 100% innocent, so I'm doing that." XD
Jackie, when I say "read" on you, I mean more of a combination of meta-gaming about game structure and noticing your post rate was significantly lower than what I thought a town Jackie would do. Isaac thought this could be explained away by you being sick, but given the contents of mafia den, I think my assessment was accurate. I don't think there was anything you could do about this; my reasoning was that you suffered from "the ksedlar effect" AKA being so involved in game as town that it takes up literally all your time, so when you're mafia, the time you spend doing mafia things has to take away from time spent doing town things. In other words, being an active/good townie when you're town actively makes you look worse when you have to be mafia (Note: You are still much better at being mafia than I am).
Also, I totally agree that this game was very hard to be mafia in. I am extremely glad I didn't get stuck in that position.