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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: October 13th, 2018, 5:22 pm
by Ian07
Just made a wiki account, could I please have edit permissions? Username is Ian07.

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: October 13th, 2018, 5:43 pm
by dvgrn
Ian07 wrote:Just made a wiki account, could I please have edit permissions? Username is Ian07.

Done!

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: October 14th, 2018, 5:42 pm
by BZH314
May user BZH314 please get the "trusted" flag?
Thanks

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: October 14th, 2018, 5:52 pm
by dvgrn
BZH314 wrote:May user BZH314 please get the "trusted" flag?

Done by your friendly neighborhood moderator dvgrn, who also refers to himself in the third person.

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: October 14th, 2018, 6:04 pm
by BZH314
dvgrn wrote:
BZH314 wrote:May user BZH314 please get the "trusted" flag?

Done by your friendly neighborhood moderator dvgrn, who also refers to himself in the third person.


Haha, thanks friendly neighbor.
Maybe dvgrn wouldn't want to be confused with Dvgrn either?

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: October 18th, 2018, 9:34 pm
by 77topaz
BZH314 wrote:Haha, thanks friendly neighbor.
Maybe dvgrn wouldn't want to be confused with Dvgrn either?


Or with dvrgn. ;)

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 3rd, 2018, 8:05 pm
by SHOW_ME_7
Trusted mode please! :D I wish to diversify content on the "Polyonimoes" Page on the wiki.

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 3rd, 2018, 9:41 pm
by dvgrn
SHOW_ME_7 wrote:Trusted mode please! :D I wish to diversify content on the "Polyonimoes" Page on the wiki.

Done!

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 3rd, 2018, 10:26 pm
by Random life lover
Please trust me! I have being on lifewiki for a long time but never contributed it.

But I think I found a methuselah that is not listed on it,that's why I am registering.

x = 10, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
$7bo$2bo4b2o$2b2o3bo$3bo!

Please check for a bit

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 3rd, 2018, 10:39 pm
by dvgrn
Random life lover wrote:Please trust me! I have being on lifewiki for a long time but never contributed it.

Done!

Random life lover wrote:But I think I found a methuselah that is not listed on it,that's why I am registering...

Unfortunately if you tried to add that to the list of long-lived methuselahs, someone would have to remove it again. It's 7x4, so has a taller bounding box by one cell than rabbits and relatives, which last ten times as long... and the same initial population as acorn, which is also 7x3 and lasts more than twice as long as this one.

If we tried to list all the methuselahs that were more or less as good as that one, we'd have thousands (at least) of non-record-breaking methuselahs to document.

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 3rd, 2018, 11:56 pm
by Random life lover
dvgrn wrote:
Random life lover wrote:Please trust me! I have being on lifewiki for a long time but never contributed it.

Done!

Random life lover wrote:But I think I found a methuselah that is not listed on it,that's why I am registering...

Unfortunately if you tried to add that to the list of long-lived methuselahs, someone would have to remove it again. It's 7x4, so has a taller bounding box by one cell than rabbits and relatives, which last ten times as long... and the same initial population as acorn, which is also 7x3 and lasts more than twice as long as this one.

If we tried to list all the methuselahs that were more or less as good as that one, we'd have thousands (at least) of non-record-breaking methuselahs to document.

Well,I’ll try find something better in the future.

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 4th, 2018, 5:05 am
by Apple Bottom
Random life lover wrote:Well,I’ll try find something better in the future.


As a general rule of thumb, BTW, entirely new discoveries are best posted to the forums first so that others can chime in on how noteworthy they are.

Very interesting patterns may have LifeWiki articles written quickly by others --- may,mind, it's far from guaranteed. If the consensus is that the pattern is cool / interesting / useful, and no one else steps up to write an article on it, you can still do it yourself, but please share the pattern here first. It's easy to get excited when finding something new and overestimate its significance.

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 5th, 2018, 8:24 am
by AlexanderVB
I would like to request a "trusted" flag, please. I'm trying to improve the page contents of various methuselahs in the wiki.

Thanks for reading! :)

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 5th, 2018, 10:16 am
by dvgrn
AlexanderVB wrote:I would like to request a "trusted" flag, please. I'm trying to improve the page contents of various methuselahs in the wiki.

Done!

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 5th, 2018, 12:01 pm
by AlexanderVB
dvgrn wrote:
AlexanderVB wrote:I would like to request a "trusted" flag, please. I'm trying to improve the page contents of various methuselahs in the wiki.

Done!

Thank you!

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 6th, 2018, 7:16 pm
by REDsEngineer
Can I please get the trusted flag? I would like to add a few life types that I discovered while fooling around with a faulty version of Conway's Game of Life on the TI-84 Plus calculator to http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/List_of_ ... r_automata. My username is "REDsEngineer".

Edit: Also I can't create my own talk page

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 6th, 2018, 7:45 pm
by dvgrn
REDsEngineer wrote:Can I please get the trusted flag? I would like to add a few life types that I discovered while fooling around with a faulty version of Conway's Game of Life on the TI-84 Plus calculator to http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/List_of_ ... r_automata. My username is "REDsEngineer".

Done! Are these "life types" new rules, not new patterns? In either case, a recent reminder seems likely to be relevant:

Apple Bottom wrote:As a general rule of thumb, BTW, entirely new discoveries are best posted to the forums first so that others can chime in on how noteworthy they are.

The dreaded word "notable" appears on the page you pointed to. We can't name all of the Life-like rules, let alone all the isotropic non-totalistic rules. If we did that, then nobody would be able to find the most interesting or "notable" rules in the resulting ridiculously long list of mostly mediocre rules.

That said, a forum thread advertising a previously unexplored rule, if it gets any significant amount of traffic, is pretty much all that's needed to change a rule from non-notable to notable.

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 6th, 2018, 8:30 pm
by REDsEngineer
dvgrn wrote:
REDsEngineer wrote:Can I please get the trusted flag? I would like to add a few life types that I discovered while fooling around with a faulty version of Conway's Game of Life on the TI-84 Plus calculator to http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/List_of_ ... r_automata. My username is "REDsEngineer".

Done! Are these "life types" new rules, not new patterns? In either case, a recent reminder seems likely to be relevant:

Apple Bottom wrote:As a general rule of thumb, BTW, entirely new discoveries are best posted to the forums first so that others can chime in on how noteworthy they are.

The dreaded word "notable" appears on the page you pointed to. We can't name all of the Life-like rules, let alone all the isotropic non-totalistic rules. If we did that, then nobody would be able to find the most interesting or "notable" rules in the resulting ridiculously long list of mostly mediocre rules.

That said, a forum thread advertising a previously unexplored rule, if it gets any significant amount of traffic, is pretty much all that's needed to change a rule from non-notable to notable.


They're new cellular automata, and I don't know what rules they would have. They are: Segmentations, Shine, Glint, Runes, Growing Crystallizations, and Target. They're all named after the way the Blinker (Conway's Game of Life) evolves in them. I've made a forum page for them (viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3587) and I will add Shine, Glint, Runes, Growing Crystallizations, and Target when I find my TI-84 Plus.
P.S. The Segmentations gif was recorded using an emulator that I saved it on
P.P.S. I did not mention the cellular automata that go nowhere from the Blinker

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 7th, 2018, 2:45 pm
by REDsEngineer
REDsEngineer wrote:
dvgrn wrote:
REDsEngineer wrote:Can I please get the trusted flag? I would like to add a few life types that I discovered while fooling around with a faulty version of Conway's Game of Life on the TI-84 Plus calculator to http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/List_of_ ... r_automata. My username is "REDsEngineer".

Done! Are these "life types" new rules, not new patterns? In either case, a recent reminder seems likely to be relevant:

Apple Bottom wrote:As a general rule of thumb, BTW, entirely new discoveries are best posted to the forums first so that others can chime in on how noteworthy they are.

The dreaded word "notable" appears on the page you pointed to. We can't name all of the Life-like rules, let alone all the isotropic non-totalistic rules. If we did that, then nobody would be able to find the most interesting or "notable" rules in the resulting ridiculously long list of mostly mediocre rules.

That said, a forum thread advertising a previously unexplored rule, if it gets any significant amount of traffic, is pretty much all that's needed to change a rule from non-notable to notable.


They're new cellular automata, and I don't know what rules they would have. They are: Segmentations, Shine, Glint, Runes, Growing Crystallizations, and Target. They're all named after the way the Blinker (Conway's Game of Life) evolves in them. I've made a forum page for them (viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3587) and I will add Shine, Glint, Runes, Growing Crystallizations, and Target when I find my TI-84 Plus.
P.S. The Segmentations gif was recorded using an emulator that I saved it on
P.P.S. I did not mention the cellular automata that go nowhere from the Blinker

I updated it. More gifs coming soon.

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 9th, 2018, 9:15 pm
by EvinZL
If you only need to know who invented the Game of Life, someone can use a bot to fill in the answer on the page. I think you could add another question related to the Game of Life that changes every time, and that most people registering should know.

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 9th, 2018, 9:21 pm
by danny
EvinZL wrote:If you only need to know who invented the Game of Life, someone can use a bot to fill in the answer on the page. I think you could add another question related to the Game of Life that changes every time, and that most people registering should know.

Unrelated, but *PLEASE* get rid of your signature, or don't add a viewer tag. Thank you.

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 9th, 2018, 9:32 pm
by EvinZL
May I request trusted flag for Evin?

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 9th, 2018, 9:36 pm
by Ian07
EvinZL wrote:May I request trusted flag for Evin?

Like danny said, PLEASE PLEASE make your signature smaller. If you replace the viewer tag with a code tag, you can still get the option to "show in viewer" but it won't take up as much space:

x=13, y=5, rule=B3/S23
bbbbbooobbbbb$boobbobboboob$obobbobbbbobo$bbobbobbbbobb$bbbbbbobobbbb!

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 9th, 2018, 10:01 pm
by EvinZL
May I request trusted flag for Evin?

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

PostPosted: November 10th, 2018, 12:18 am
by dvgrn
EvinZL wrote:May I request trusted flag for Evin?

Done. But remember, with great power comes great responsibility.