Talk:29-bit still-life No. 1

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I think this *is* notable enough to deserve its own page, because for every other cell count less than or equal to 32 cells, the most common still life has a page (see the list at still life). Deleting this page would leave an ugly red link/gap in that list. 77topaz (talk) 07:40, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Actually, those are just examples of each cell count, not necessarily the most common one. Pages are still missing for n = 19, 21, 23, and a few others. Ian07 (talk) 10:20, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

I can't quite decide if this is really notable or not, so in the absence of further arguments to convince me, would probably vote to not delete it. If we put in pages just for the most common still life on Catagolue with each bit count, that isn't a huge number of articles.
It doesn't seem like a precedent would be set where people start thinking that every N-bit still life for all values of N should get its own page, or anything really painful like that. There is generally something vaguely interesting about the most common N-bit still life found on Catagolue: either there's one very simple reaction to generate it, or (maybe more interesting) several unrelated reactions happen to converge to the same output object.
In this case, the sample given in Catagolue comments reduces to a pi+block, with a B-heptomino coming in several dozen ticks later. I haven't looked to see if this is what happens in all the sample soups, but it's only two moving parts so maybe it's sufficient to explain eight thousand-odd occurrences.
x = 63, y = 22, rule = B3/S23 57b3o$56bo$56bo3b2o$55bo3b3o$27bobobobo5bobo13b3o3b2o$37bo5bo9bo2b2o2b 2o$19bo7bo23bo4bo3bo$37bo5bo7bo5b3o$19bo7bo22b2o6bo$2bo34bo5bo7b2o$b3o 6b2o3bobobobobo3bobobo7bobo7bo$2ob2o5b2o21bo9bo6b3o$19bo$33bo9bo$19bo 38b2o$33bo9bo14b2o2$27bobobo5bobobo2$49b3o$49bo2bo$49bob2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THEME 6 THUMBLAUNCH THUMBSIZE 2 GPS 4 ]]
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Just a quick side note: @Entity Valkyrie, the text displayed by the proposed-deletion tag explains the usual wiki procedure for proposed deletions. Even if the proposed deletion was clearly a mistake, it doesn't do any harm to leave the tag up for a couple of weeks and let the discussion page collect whatever Yea or Nay votes people want to post. Dvgrn (talk) 17:41, 23 October 2018 (UTC)