Talk:Pentoad 1H2

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I think this pattern would be better-suited to being placed on either the page for pentoad or pentoad 2, similar to how other simple modifications of patterns are (usually) on the same page elsewhere on the wiki. See, for example, how the inline inverter and the twogun are included on the page for the Gosper glider gun, and see the "variations" section of the queen bee shuttle page. Nathaniel 22:09, 21 June 2011 (CDT)

My thought on the pentoad variations is that it is nice to be able to link to just one pattern from other places in the wiki. For example, the Smallest period five oscillators page has links to very specific patterns that meet a precise critera. In this case the criteria is the size of the oscillator. I like the ability to link to the exact pattern page rather than linking to a whole set of pentoad variations. If the link is to a whole set of variations then the reader would have to find the right one on the page based on the text in the link in the Smallest period five oscillators page. Size is just one criteria. The same goes when pages are created for volatility, temperature, etc. By the way, under the plan of many individual pattern pages, it would still be good to have a page about pentoad variations in addition to the individual pages.--Scot Ellison 15:28, 23 June 2011 (CDT)