Talk:Hat siamese vase

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As with the barge siamese loaf, changing the pname breaks both the RLE link and the glider synthesis link. But there's no raw RLE for this pattern, so it won't be fixed by running the auto-uploader script. Changing the name but leaving the pname the same would work, I think. Any plans to correct the problem some other way? Dvgrn (talk) 15:46, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Would uploading an RLE for this pattern into the corresponding RLE namespace page work? - AwesoMan3000 (talk) 15:57, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, that's a good start. It's a little more complicated for older articles that have the Life 1.05, Life 1.06, .cells, and (especially) glider synthesis files uploaded as well. If you change the pname you break all of those, and we don't have a Life 1.05/1.06/cells namespace to drop the new copies into.
I've got what I believe to be most of the broken patterns and pattern glider syntheses uploaded, if there's any I missed (that we're there to begin with) then let me know. - AwesoMan3000 (talk) 17:11, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
I'll probably let things sit for several days before attempting a review survey. Odds are good that there are still things like redirects that can be speedy-deleted, and little details here and there like teardrop with claw still being called "angry egg" in the actual text. Dvgrn (talk) 19:02, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

But Who Needs Those Old-Format Files Anyway?

I'd personally be in favor of admitting that nobody cares about Life 1.05, 1.06 or .cells format any more, and removing those lines from the infobox whenever you change the pname. That gets rid of those broken links. So then you'd only have to create RLE:hatsiamesevase and RLE:hatsiamesevase_synth. You'd still be creating two broken links temporarily, but we'd have a plan for fixing them.

It will take an updated version of the auto-uploader to look for raw _synth RLE, but I think that ought to be done so we can collect those more easily. Again, this is a good topic for the Tiki Bar, especially because Apple Bottom may have suggestions about how to make something like "raw RLE" synthesis links available if there's an RLE:pname_synth page. I'll go ahead and start a topic and link to here. Dvgrn (talk) 16:11, 21 December 2018 (UTC)