By werewolf I meant something like “someone who is pretending be working for the community as a member, but is actually working for their own selfish ends”. I thought Jessica was using it in the same way.
That’s not what I meant. I meant specifically someone who is trying to prevent common knowledge from being created (and more generally, to gum up the works of “social decisionmaking based on correct information”), as in the Werewolf party game.
Worth noting: “werewolf” as a jargon term strikes me as something that is inevitably going to get collapsed into “generic bad actor” over time, if it gets used a lot. I’m assuming that you’re thinking of it sort of as in the “preformal” stage, where it doesn’t make sense to over-optimize the terminology. But if you’re going to keep using it I think it’d make sense to come up with a term that’s somewhat more robust against getting interpreted that way.
(random default suggestion: “obfuscator”. Other options I came up with required multiple words to get the point across and ended up too convoluted. There might be a fun shorthand for a type of animal or mythological figure that is a) a predator or parasite, b) relies on making things cloudy. So far I could just come up with “squid” due to ink jets, but it didn’t really have the right connotations)
That is a bit more specific than what I meant. In this case though, the second more broad meaning of “someone who’s trying to gum up the works of social decisionmaking” still works in the context of the comment.