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by Nathaniel
Yesterday, 1:02 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here
Replies: 325
Views: 117886

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Yoshi wrote:
Yesterday, 12:58 pm
Hello, I'm Yoshi! I'd like to request to have permission and granted access to edit articles on LifeWiki.
Done -- welcome to the site!
by Nathaniel
November 10th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

So far I've only run this far enough to get "3.14" out, at just under 250B ticks. But the odds seem quite good that it won't do anything surprising from here on out. Very nice! After 34 trillion generations: x = 6339, y = 6316, rule = B3/S23 5761b2o$5761b2o63$5825b2o$5825b2o41$5632b2o$5632b2o21$588...
by Nathaniel
October 29th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

I think the formating in the Forum Rules post has changed. I'm guessing that code and /code tags should be in plain text somehow, and the wiki tags shouldn't be in the code block. Fixed, thanks. This special page gives me an error: https://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/Special:WantedPages https://gyazo.c...
by Nathaniel
October 6th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

Ads have been removed. They might take an hour or so to completely deactivate due to caching issues.
by Nathaniel
October 5th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

I strongly object to adverting on this forum. Brian Prentice Please see this thread . I turned on ads today for non-logged-in users to see if it could reasonably sustain the bounty program mentioned there. Ads will never display if you're logged in. That said, if people still strongly object then o...
by Nathaniel
October 3rd, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

If I'm going to be quite honest, it seems a bit jarring in terms of color compared to the rest of the wiki, and also feels like it gets in the way to an extent. Maybe the links could be moved to the left sidebar? Honestly I kind of agree. I'll leave it up for at least a day though to see if anyone ...
by Nathaniel
October 3rd, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

Also, speaking of the wiki, could it be formatted so that it also has the same sort of page top layout as Home and Forums, or would this be too intrusive on the look of the wiki? I've added a bar to the wiki like the navbar on the main page and the forums pages, linking to the different sections of...
by Nathaniel
October 3rd, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Like button in forum request
Replies: 33
Views: 10392

Re: Like button in forum request

Macbi wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 4:07 am
I strongly think a dislike button would be a bad idea.
"Dislike" buttons will never, ever, ever happen. I hate them.
by Nathaniel
October 2nd, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: LifeWiki Bug
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: LifeWiki Bug

Yep, this is a result of me updating the wiki software and tinkering around with the various things that updating broke. See here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4139
by Nathaniel
October 2nd, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Like button in forum request
Replies: 33
Views: 10392

Re: Like button in forum request

Now that the forums are updated, implementing this would be fairly straightforward. Any new strong opinions one way or the other? After mulling it over, I like the idea and think I would like to implement it so that every post would have a "thanks" or "like" button next to it that could be pressed (...
by Nathaniel
October 2nd, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

Yes, wiki software update is coming next. It's just a bigger undertaking since PHP itself has to be updated to run the newest version of MediaWiki. Hopefully will happen tonight, but it just depends on when I can get a chunk of time when I know I can fix problems if they arise in the upgrade process...
by Nathaniel
October 2nd, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

Gamedziner wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 8:28 am
Pages in the updated forums seem to load a lot slower.
Anyone else having this problem? Seems fine to me.

Also, I'll be updating to PHP 7.2 in a day or two, which should speed up the whole site somewhat.
by Nathaniel
October 2nd, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Bounties

Is there enough traffic on conwaylife.com to make more than pennies per year on advertising to anonymous readers? Honestly I'm not sure -- I don't have any traffic stats logged specifically for non-logged-in users. My rough guess based on overall traffic stats though is that it'd contribute somethi...
by Nathaniel
October 2nd, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

Freywa wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 1:24 am
Will HTTPS support (via HTTPS Everywhere) be added?
Yep, that's on the list. Should happen shortly after the wiki is updated.
by Nathaniel
October 1st, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

How about updating the CAPTCHA process when registering the forums, as I suggested here ? I hope it will help prevent spam bots. Unfortunately that would be extremely non-trivial to implement, and I'm not convinced it would change spam levels significantly. Currently, the spam control on this forum...
by Nathaniel
October 1st, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Bounties

Back in the olden days of Life, there were a decent number of problems that had monetary bounties on them that were offered up by various members of the Life community (most famously by Conway himself, such as his $50 bounty for finding a pattern that exhibits infinite growth). I would like to see s...
by Nathaniel
October 1st, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

Will the homepage be updated to closer resemble the new forums in design? No plans at the moment, but I can at it to the todo list. Current plans are focused on updating/improving the forums and wiki, but I can have a look at the main page after those upgrades are done. The largest collection of on...
by Nathaniel
October 1st, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

Forum software is now updated. It seems to be functional again (but let me know if anything is not), but looks quite different. Will start transitioning things back to the old style (e.g., the ConwayLife.com header and LifeViewer integration) now.
by Nathaniel
October 1st, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

On the topic of updating, could the mediawiki plugin or whatever it is that allows tables to have tabs be added? It'd be useful to have a way to control the third value in the 5S project summary table. Could you point me to a Wikipedia page (or a page on another wiki) that has the functionality you...
by Nathaniel
October 1st, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Re: Updating website

Yep, nothing will be lost. It's just the back-end software that is being updated -- all forum posts and wiki articles will carry on as if nothing happened.
by Nathaniel
October 1st, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1251

Updating website

I'm starting to fiddle around with (finally!) updating a bunch of things on the backend of website. Unfortunately, my testing has revealed that there is pretty much no way to do this without temporarily breaking things -- updating the server from PHP 5.3 to PHP 7.2 breaks both the forums and the wik...
by Nathaniel
April 5th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)
Replies: 135
Views: 104440

Re: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)

googoIpIex wrote:How long did the search take?
The 33-bit search took about 250 CPU days, which means we're looking at roughly 625 or so CPU days for a 34-bit search.
by Nathaniel
April 5th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)
Replies: 135
Views: 104440

Re: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)

33-bit still life counts: Strict: 14223867298 Pseudo: 15851861075 Pseudo still life results of interest include: - Gabriel Nivasch's 34-bit Quad pseudo still life is minimal (i.e., there is no 33-bit pseudo still life that can be partitioned into 4 stable pieces, but not 2 or 3). - There are exactly...
by Nathaniel
January 17th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Pages with invalid RLE files
Replies: 34
Views: 19686

Re: Pages with invalid RLE files

The next thing is probably to dive into the templates and figure out exactly why rle = true is required before LifeViewer will show up in pattern infoboxes, and whether we can somehow do something cleverer for the case where the raw RLE has been added to RLE:{pname}, but the script hasn't been re-r...
by Nathaniel
August 29th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Stable signal converters
Replies: 130
Views: 174787

Re: Stable signal converters

Ow, no, I remember now -- the V-gun style is just so much easier to work with, and in this case only ten synchronized signals are needed. Maybe something like this? I went ahead and completed a G-to-(2-engine Cordership) using this V bottom. Repeat time 556: x = 527, y = 536, rule = LifeHistory .A$...