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by Nathaniel
May 10th, 2021, 7:11 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Like button in forum request
Replies: 66
Views: 21329

Re: Like button in forum request

I have likes off, however I am still getting notifications when people like my posts. There are two separate options: the option here turns off the like icon on forum posts, and the option here turns notifications off. (Also, can the like-related bit on user profiles be hidden as well?) There's no ...
by Nathaniel
May 5th, 2021, 9:41 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Thread for your website-related questions
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: Thread for your website-related questions

I'd suggest that this also apply to RLE pages as well, for much the same reason. Done. I'm not sure if this is a me thing, a viewer thing or a forum thing, but the rules featured in this post really don't seem to be recognised as valid despite existing in the rule namespace Yeah, like Dave said, th...
by Nathaniel
May 5th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Like button in forum request
Replies: 66
Views: 21329

Re: Like button in forum request

All the other buttons' first word (when you hover your mouse on the button) is capitalized except for the heart button. Oh and after you like a post, the text still says "click to like this post". Can't it be shorter with "Like this post" instead? Don't forget the "sorry, you cannot like your own p...
by Nathaniel
May 4th, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Thread for your website-related questions
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: Thread for your website-related questions

There does seem to be a formatting error that arises in the box for certain rulestrings though, which seemingly also breaks the link: https://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/Rule:TriVN-B123x2_S1_emulated ---- As for the original suggestion regarding it not be formatted by default, I was thinking about some...
by Nathaniel
May 4th, 2021, 8:13 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Like button in forum request
Replies: 66
Views: 21329

Re: Like button in forum request

I'll remain infinitesimally resentful because of the vertical screen space that they waste... but I'm sure I could get used to ignoring them if necessary. I've moved the hearts up to the top row, alongside the quote button, so that no extra vertical space is wasted. Thoughts? I also made it blue in...
by Nathaniel
May 3rd, 2021, 7:16 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Like button in forum request
Replies: 66
Views: 21329

Re: Like button in forum request

Getting a notification every time someone likes my post seems like it's going to be annoying, especially when it happens multiple times per post. Agreed. Fortunately, this can be turned off in your user settings: https://www.conwaylife.com/forums/ucp.php?i=ucp_notifications&mode=notification_option...
by Nathaniel
May 3rd, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Like button in forum request
Replies: 66
Views: 21329

Re: Like button in forum request

hotdogPi wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 6:58 pm
I see that your post has 5 likes, but I can't see who they are by hovering.
It's a little fiddly -- you have to hover right over the number (not the x or the heart itself). Does that tidbit fix the issue, or is it still broken?
by Nathaniel
May 3rd, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Like button in forum request
Replies: 66
Views: 21329

Re: Like button in forum request

OK, I'm testing out a "like/heart" button on a trial basis. You should see a heart button at the bottom-right corner of posts now. Clicking that heart "likes" the post. You can click again to remove your "like". Some notes: - The number of people that liked each post is displayed, and hovering over ...
by Nathaniel
April 30th, 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Thread for your website-related questions
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Would it be possible to have Rule: namespace pages not use wikitext processing such that the rule can be copied and pasted into [Golly] and be fully functional without having to click the edit button? Perhaps with a select all button much like code boxes do? I haven't had any luck preventing format...
by Nathaniel
April 10th, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for [catagolue] tag
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

Re: Suggestion for [catagolue] tag

Ian07 wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Per this commit, the "main" Catagolue URL is being changed to hatsya.com to make it more accessible for users in mainland China, so it would be nice if the [catagolue] tag could be updated to account for this.
Updated, sorry for the delay.
by Nathaniel
June 17th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes
Replies: 409
Views: 310232

Re: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes

Unfortunately this rake works out to be an R4L9F, so this is spectacularly non-useful (because a rephaser plus a regular forerake is an R2L9F, much simpler and less than half as expensive). The R2L16 is firing on lane (16 + 2*9) mod 31 = 3, and the kickback bumps it up +6 lanes, which is very close...
by Nathaniel
June 15th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes
Replies: 409
Views: 310232

Re: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes

Continuing on with the idea of adding extra backrakes at the front in order to save time later on: 3 backrakes in front, even before the double rake then double rake with 4 backrakes inside it, aligned to lane 7, we have 7R to work with 4B + R3L28 (hits lane 0, aligned to lane 3, now have 4R to work...
by Nathaniel
June 15th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes
Replies: 409
Views: 310232

Re: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes

I just wanted to point out that we can fit at least 4 back rakes within the "diamond" that comes before the double forward rake at the beginning. These would be essentially for free. I wanted to use this location to produce the back rakes in point 2 of my previous post but using them for kickbacks ...
by Nathaniel
June 15th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes
Replies: 409
Views: 310232

Re: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes

Apologies for the double post. Here is an updated optimal lane rake table, taking into account the fact that we can do double kickbacks via backward rakes farther up in the silverfish (2 backrakes/rephasers per double kickback). Note that some of the double kickback via backrake entries here are sub...
by Nathaniel
June 15th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes
Replies: 409
Views: 310232

Re: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes

Taking the double kickback idea into account, here is a new table of optimal rakes for each lane. It makes use of the following new rakes: R4L8 = R2L23 + double kickback R5L13 = R3L28 + double kickback R7L29 = R3L28 + two double kickbacks No other double kickback rakes are helpful here, as far as I ...
by Nathaniel
June 14th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes
Replies: 409
Views: 310232

Re: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes

Here is a table of the shortest way of putting a glider on a particular lane (starting from lane 0), now that we have R3L28: Lane: Rake 0: R1L0 1: R2L23 + 1 rephaser 2: R3L28 + 4 rephasers 3: R2L25 + 1 rephaser 4: R6L17 + 2 rephasers 5: R1L0 + 4 rephasers 6: R3L28 + 1 7: R3L28 + 8 rephasers 8: R2L25...
by Nathaniel
April 21st, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Incorporating Lifeviewer in CAPTCHA
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

Re: Incorporating Lifeviewer in CAPTCHA

Do admins have the right to delete spam user accounts? I can delete spam users, but won't do so unless it's 100% clear that they're spam users (so I won't do so without looking into them myself). As dvgrn mentioned, this is completely irreversible. For example, I won't delete 2thumbsup unless there...
by Nathaniel
April 16th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for [catagolue] tag
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

Re: Suggestion for [catagolue] tag

Ian07 wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Awesome! Only issue is by default it leads to the "no rule specified" page; is there an option to default the rule parameter to b3s23?
Done! It now defaults to b3s23 if no rule is specified.
by Nathaniel
April 15th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for [catagolue] tag
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

Re: Suggestion for [catagolue] tag

Nice! Funny - I remember suggesting this or something similar some time ago ( link ) but got no response. Also, yet another suggestion, what about [catagolue=b34s34]xp0_example[/catagolue] would lead to the page for the apgcode in the specified rule? Ah sorry about that -- it's admittedly a bit of ...
by Nathaniel
April 15th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for [catagolue] tag
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

Re: Suggestion for [catagolue] tag

Done! Test: xp15_4r4z4r4

There's a button on the posting page for this now too (just like for the viewer and wiki tags).
by Nathaniel
April 4th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 21948

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

If anyone would like to dig up or invent a less amateur-looking font for a digitprinter, please post it here. Can be fixed-width or proportional, doesn't matter, and it doesn't have to be 15x19 -- any size in that general vicinity would be fine. The main thing is that when the pixels are printed di...
by Nathaniel
March 24th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 21948

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

@Nathaniel, are you planning another post with details on your e, sqrt(2), etc., calculators? Sure! I'll leave the details to the textbook (since they're long), but here are the e = 2.7182... and sqrt(2) = 1.4142... calculators themselves: e_calculator.mc sqrt2_calculator.mc The e calculator is muc...
by Nathaniel
March 24th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 21948

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

The "prime_printer.mc" pattern attached to this post is a pattern that prints out the sequence of prime numbers (in decimal), separated by dots. Here is the start of its output: x = 7137, y = 7233, rule = B3/S23 98$485b2o126b2o$485b2o126b2o63$421b2o126b2o126b2o$421b2o126b2o126b2o 63$485b2o126b2o126b...
by Nathaniel
March 15th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Voting
Replies: 47
Views: 13331

Re: POTY 2019 Voting

I like to live dangerously and push deadlines.

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by Nathaniel
January 9th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)
Replies: 138
Views: 140525

Re: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)

34-bit still life counts: Strict: 35422864104 Pseudo: 41058173683 Pseudo still life results of interest include: - Gabriel Nivasch's 34-bit Quad pseudo still life is unique (i.e., there is no other 34-bit pseudo still life that can be partitioned into 4 stable pieces, but not 2 or 3). - There are ex...