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Burden of Proficiency

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This logical fallacy is based on the assumption that renowned players are expected to find scum. The attacker asserts that because the player in question has not yet found (enough) scum, they themselves are more likely to be scum.

An example of Burden of Proficiency was used by PookyTheMagicalBear against Glork in bertrand's Famous CATS Mafia, as seen being refuted in this post.

Some players dispute that this is a fallacy. If the player in question does tend to find more scum as town than they do as scum, then by Bayes's Theorem the fact that they haven't found scum raises their likelihood of being scum themselves.