POTY 2019 Voting

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POTY 2019 Voting

Post by testitemqlstudop » January 28th, 2020, 8:32 pm

Here are the nominations accumulated over one month on the nomination thread, in randomly shuffled order.

EDITed by dvgrn, copying in finalized descriptions from User:Testitemqlstudop/POTY2019_Nominations, but those are incomplete so also incorporated the five additional items from Sokwe's list.

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Three stars for 9 (obviously), 1, 13, 16, 22 and 34, two for 8, 11, 17, 19, 23, 27, 31, and 1 for the rest.
and not like any other format that doesn't consist of pound signs at the very beginning of each vote line in the message, followed immediately by two digits matching a numbered item from the list below, followed by a space, followed by one or two or three asterisks.
  • #01 Systematic survey of small patterns: a systematic survey of all patterns up to 9 cells, as well as a survey of all single-cluster 10-cell patterns resulting in the discovery of two record-breaking 10-celled methuselae, bunnies 10a and bunnies 10b. (Nick Gotts)
  • #02 Cheap still life syntheses: significant improvements in the upper bounds of glider construction costs for small still lifes, including all 17-cell still lifes in at most 16 gliders and all 18-cell still lifes in at most 38 gliders. (Tanner Jacobi, Goldtiger997, Jeremy Tan, Adam P. Goucher, Chris Cain, 2718281828, et al.)
  • #03 Stably supported cyclotron gun: a gun based on Dean Hickerson's Cyclotron using only stable components for support. (Goldtiger997, Paul Callahan, and Adam P. Goucher)
  • #04 66P13 and variations [1]: [2]: period-13 sparkers that can support a number of interactions including p13 wicks, p13 bumpers, and p26 oscillators. (Bullet51 and Aidan F. Pierce)
  • #05 Slavic: the current smallest universal-constructor based quadratic growth pattern. (Pavel Grankovskiy)
  • #06 Scholar: the second elementary 2c/7 spaceship, discovered with the novel search program LSSS. (Andrew Wade)
  • #07 46P4H1V0 synthesis and gun: The first synthesis and gun for a c/4 orthogonal spaceship. (Tanner Jacobi, Matthias Merzenich, Martin Grant, and Goldtiger997)
  • #08 David Hilbert: the first known period-23 oscillator and the first new oscillator period in over half a decade. (Luka Okanishi and Aidan F. Pierce)
  • #09 p250 c/10 orthogonal rake: the first c/10 rake with a period below 320, and the lowest period so far achieved for a c/10 rake. (christoph.r)
  • #10 Remini: a universal constructor based puffer, made only with p30 technology theoretically available since the 1970s. (Michael Simkin)
  • #11 230P8: high-clearance p8 domino sparker that can support interesting interactions including a period-32 phase-shift oscillator. (Fredrick Johansson)
  • #12 New gun designs: clever new gun components that allow the reduction of a large number of glider guns in the small guns collection. (Tanner Jacobi)
  • #13 Mountain range patterns: patterns exhibiting irregular and inconsistent growth, due to complex glider interactions that result in emergent shapes with the appearance of mountain ranges. (Dean Hickerson)
  • #14 Hackersaw: a logarithmic growth pattern with a sawtooth-like population graph. (Gustone)
  • #15 47575M and relatives: a record-breaking non-switch-engine-based methuselah found with apgsearch. (Adam P. Goucher)
  • #16 60-line c/10 printer, an easy-to-use c/10 printer that can copy and print a picture 60 lines tall. (GilGil)
  • #17 Dueling banjos and gun: a new period-24 oscillator and resulting compact p24 gun. (Apple Bottom, Tanner Jacobi, and Matthias Merzenich)
  • #18 p49 skewed pulsar hassler: the first known p49 that isn't a glider loop. (Martin Grant, based on a supported version found by Jason Summers)
  • #19 Knightwave stabilization: a completed grammar allowing for an infinite number of distinct (2,1)c/6 knightships (Matthias Merzenich and Adam P. Goucher)
  • #20 R49: a useful and compact pre-Herschel turner/advancer conduit. (Entity Valkyrie and Luka Okanishi)
  • #21 Spider synthesis: the largest elementary spaceship synthesis to date, and the first synthesis of a c/5 spaceship. (Original synthesis by Martin Grant, with reductions by many)
  • #22 Phoenix agars: oscillating patterns living on a period-2 phoenix background that emulate some bounded rule 18 patterns. A more detailed explanation is given here. A nice demonstration of the period-120 variant can be seen here. (Alex Greason, BlinkerSpawn, Dongook Lee, and Fredrick Johansson)
  • #23 Stable glider-to-spaceship converters [1], [2], [3]: stable patterns that convert gliders into small synthesizable spaceships (crab, 25P3H1V0.2, and 27P4H1V1). (Goldtiger997)
  • #24 27P4H1V1 synthesis and gun: the first synthesis of 27P4H1V1, and the first gun to fire this spaceship. (Goldtiger997, BlinkerSpawn, and Entity Valkyrie)
  • #25 Spaghetti monster eater and Heisenburp: the first patterns capable of cleanly deleting and detecting without eating a 3c/7 spaceship. (Martin Grant and Goldtiger997)
  • #26 99 bottles of beer on the wall: a pattern that prints the song "99 bottles of beer on the wall". (Michael Simkin)
  • #27 New mid-period sparkers [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7]: a collection of useful mid-period (6-8) sparkers. (2718281828, Aidan F. Pierce, Martin Grant, and Dongook Lee)
Like last year, you can vote for any number of patterns, giving each one, two, or three stars.
Voting for your own pattern(s) is allowed.
Voting ends on March 15th.
Last edited by Sokwe on February 21st, 2020, 6:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by Gustone » January 29th, 2020, 2:30 am

-Remini
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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by dvgrn » February 21st, 2020, 11:16 am

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by A for awesome » February 21st, 2020, 6:49 pm

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by simsim314 » February 22nd, 2020, 8:21 pm

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by BlinkerSpawn » February 23rd, 2020, 9:49 am

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by Ian07 » February 23rd, 2020, 10:18 am

simsim314 wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 8:21 pm
(incorrectly formatted vote)
Just wanted to let you know that that vote isn't formatted correctly and won't be counted unless it's edited:
dvgrn wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 8:32 pm

LOUD REMINDER:
Votes should look like this, for example

and not like this
muzik wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Three stars for 9 (obviously), 1, 13, 16, 22 and 34, two for 8, 11, 17, 19, 23, 27, 31, and 1 for the rest.
and not like any other format that doesn't consist of pound signs at the very beginning of each vote line in the message, followed immediately by two digits matching a numbered item from the list below, followed by a space, followed by one or two or three asterisks.

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by Naszvadi » February 23rd, 2020, 12:03 pm

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by Ian07 » February 23rd, 2020, 1:03 pm

Naszvadi wrote:
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Not entirely sure, but this one might also be invalid since the numbers need to have two digits (i.e. #01 instead of #1)

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by BlinkerSpawn » February 23rd, 2020, 2:51 pm

Ian07 wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 1:03 pm
Naszvadi wrote:
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Not entirely sure, but this one might also be invalid since the numbers need to have two digits (i.e. #01 instead of #1)
I get the need for consistency, but unless you have some sort of script that's pulling the contents of these posts and tallying I don't see what difference it would make.
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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by dvgrn » February 23rd, 2020, 4:26 pm

BlinkerSpawn wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 2:51 pm
I get the need for consistency, but unless you have some sort of script that's pulling the contents of these posts and tallying I don't see what difference it would make.
The script doesn't really care about leading zeroes; you can put in as many as you want, or none at all, and it will work the same (if I'm reading/remembering it right). It does need the space between the number and the vote, though. There was some crackpot theory about avoiding false positives.

Really it would be easy enough to fix the script to handle simsim314's variation of the vote format. At first glance it seems reasonable to have "read the instructions in the first post" as a prerequisite for voting, but now I feel as if that's just setting a trap for unwary voters, or something. It would be a really weird year if everyone got the format right.

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by bubblegum » February 23rd, 2020, 9:22 pm

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by Moosey » February 24th, 2020, 8:56 pm

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by 77topaz » February 24th, 2020, 8:59 pm

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by skomick » February 24th, 2020, 9:30 pm

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by 77topaz » February 24th, 2020, 9:50 pm

Gustone wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 2:30 am
-Remini
This is also not a correctly formatted vote, the script won't pick it up.

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by dvgrn » February 24th, 2020, 9:59 pm

77topaz wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Gustone wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 2:30 am
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This is also not a correctly formatted vote, the script won't pick it up.
If memory serves, that was an early-stage reminder to add Remini to the list in the first post, and probably wasn't intended to be a vote for (only) Remini. It's certainly true that the script won't attempt to count it!

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Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Post by 77topaz » February 24th, 2020, 10:11 pm

dvgrn wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 9:59 pm
If memory serves, that was an early-stage reminder to add Remini to the list in the first post, and probably wasn't intended to be a vote for (only) Remini. It's certainly true that the script won't attempt to count it!
Yeah, that may be the case. But thanks to the forum's quote-gives-notification feature, this will at least serve as a reminder for him to submit a correctly-formatted ballot if he wants to participate.

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