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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by dvgrn » May 31st, 2021, 10:14 pm

Null wrote:
May 31st, 2021, 9:51 pm
Were there any [difficulties] when integrating Paul Callahan's LifePage
that can be avoided in advance by careful planning from a content provider?

Like choosing some specific database etc.
I did most of the conversion work for Paul Callahan's Life pages, so I can probably answer this.

There would have been some serious difficulties with hosting Paul Callahan's pages on conwaylife.com, because the original pages used a Java applet no longer supported by any modern browsers.

Luckily, thanks to Chris Rowett, LifeViewer made a very good drop-in replacement. Pretty much all that was needed was a lot of careful regexp search-and-replaces, if I remember right.

Other than that detail, Paul Callahan's pages, like many other Life-related websites published in the 1990s and early 2000s, are just a large set of interlinked HTML files. That's a fine format for anything that might belong in conwaylife.com/ref/.

As soon as any kind of server-side scripting or database support is needed, things get a lot more complicated -- the hosting for conwaylife.com is fairly limited (as a fair exchange for not costing an arm and a leg).

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by Null » June 1st, 2021, 9:47 am

dvgrn wrote:
May 31st, 2021, 10:14 pm
Thank you for your reply! I guess I'll make something and worry about this then ;)

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by ihatecorderships » June 3rd, 2021, 2:25 pm

Is there a wiki page where I can experiment on how to edit? Like how to add categories, how to add links, how to display lifeviewer things, etc...

Also, shouldn't this thread be pinned to the top of the Website Discussion forum like the basic question threads and the OCA questions thread?
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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by Hunt_Morris » June 20th, 2021, 2:43 pm

it's quite a simple design, not very attractive

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by Thothelesl » June 20th, 2021, 2:43 pm

What builder is the site made in? Asking cause I see a lot of forums made in this type of template and wondered where it is from. I feel like it has to be from somewhere, or is it just the basic way of making a forum? Wanted to develop a site and also implement a function for messages, or perhaps something similar to this type of forums. I found these templates https://www.boxmode.com/affiliate-marke ... te-builder which I really like and I think I might use them, but I was just wondering about what's used for the actual forums.
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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by yujh » June 20th, 2021, 8:47 pm

Hunt_Morris wrote:
June 20th, 2021, 2:43 pm
it's quite a simple design, not very attractive
What? It's mainly for academic uses, why attractive?
Thothelesl wrote:
June 20th, 2021, 2:43 pm
What builder is the site made in?
The forums? just phpbb I think

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by yujh » June 23rd, 2021, 6:58 pm

Is there even a way to stop the forums noticing me if it’s the one who’s on my foe list posting? These are really annoying(sometimes)
Also correction to my report: it’s years old, and the thing must be discovered since the mtcc habit of Moosey

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by ColorfulGabrielsp138 » June 24th, 2021, 5:04 am

What proportion of usernames contain pattern names or rule names (approximately)?
Is Golly available on GitHub?

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by yujh » June 24th, 2021, 8:19 am

ColorfulGabrielsp138 wrote:
June 24th, 2021, 5:04 am
Is Golly available on GitHub?
No

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by dvgrn » June 24th, 2021, 9:16 am

ColorfulGabrielsp138 wrote:
June 24th, 2021, 5:04 am
Is Golly available on GitHub?
Golly is available via git, but is hosted on SourceForge ( https://sourceforge.net/p/golly/code/ci/master/tree/ ).

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by ColorfulGabrielsp138 » June 25th, 2021, 8:52 am

What's the difference between "ignore list" and "foe list"?

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by yujh » June 25th, 2021, 9:00 am

ColorfulGabrielsp138 wrote:
June 25th, 2021, 8:52 am
What's the difference between "ignore list" and "foe list"?
They’re the same thing

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by MathAndCode » June 26th, 2021, 3:26 pm

I found two reactions that could potential yield glider syntheses.

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x = 43, y = 14, rule = B3/S23
31bo2$31bo$9bobo20bo5bobo$12bo20b2o3b2o$10bo24bo3bo$8b2o2bo22bo$32b3o
4bob2o$8bo30b2obo$6bobo22bo$6b3o30b3o$2bo36bo2bo$ob2o5b3o29b2o$2bo!
Should they go in the still life synthesis thread, or is that only for completed syntheses, and if the latter is true, where should they go?
I have historically worked on conduits, but recently, I've been working on glider syntheses and investigating SnakeLife.

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by wwei47 » June 26th, 2021, 5:24 pm

MathAndCode wrote:
June 26th, 2021, 3:26 pm
I found two reactions that could potential yield glider syntheses.
Does this help?

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x = 12, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
3bo$2bo$2b3o2$o$bo5bobo$2b2o3b2o$4bo3bo$4bo$b3o4bob2o$8b2obo$o$8b3o$8b
o2bo$10b2o!

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by MathAndCode » June 26th, 2021, 5:47 pm

wwei47 wrote:
June 26th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Does this help?

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x = 12, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
3bo$2bo$2b3o2$o$bo5bobo$2b2o3b2o$4bo3bo$4bo$b3o4bob2o$8b2obo$o$8b3o$8b
o2bo$10b2o!
Whoops; I must have accidentally deleted a dot.

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x = 12, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
obo2$o$bo5bobo$2b2o3b2o$4bo3bo$4bo$b3o4bob2o$8b2obo$o$8b3o$8bo2bo$10b2o!
I have historically worked on conduits, but recently, I've been working on glider syntheses and investigating SnakeLife.

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by Citation needed » July 22nd, 2021, 2:07 am

What should I do in order to be a moderator or administrator? Should I become a human first?

By the way, please read my forum signature carefully.

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by yujh » July 22nd, 2021, 2:35 am

Citation needed wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 2:07 am
What should I do in order to be a moderator or administrator? Should I become a human first?

By the way, please read my forum signature carefully.
You can’t be a moderator even if you are the president of the USA(jk)!

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by ColorfulGabrielsp138 » July 22nd, 2021, 5:12 am

yujh wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 2:35 am
Citation needed wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 2:07 am
What should I do in order to be a moderator or administrator? Should I become a human first?

By the way, please read my forum signature carefully.
You can’t be a moderator even if you are the president of the USA(jk)!
Just kidding?

(Sorry, I was already subscribed to this thread)

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by yujh » July 22nd, 2021, 5:50 am

ColorfulGabrielsp138 wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 5:12 am
yujh wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 2:35 am
Citation needed wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 2:07 am
What should I do in order to be a moderator or administrator? Should I become a human first?

By the way, please read my forum signature carefully.
You can’t be a moderator even if you are the president of the USA(jk)!
Just kidding?

(Sorry, I was already subscribed to this thread)
(please don't subscribe this thread because you will probably not able to answer questions like our dear moderators)

(Sorry for posting 'trash')

There're plentiful things to do for a mod and we, just some ordinary people who made a little or no efforts to the website or CAs (including programs, e.g. golly cata lv) do not need to be mods. We cannot help others out or solve problems correctly and we might mislead others or start some unnecessary arguments. Btw, I suggest that children under 18 can't be mods even if they made some (3,1)c/8 ships

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by Citation needed » July 22nd, 2021, 8:48 am

yujh wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 5:50 am
ColorfulGabrielsp138 wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 5:12 am
yujh wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 2:35 am


You can’t be a moderator even if you are the president of the USA(jk)!
Just kidding?

(Sorry, I was already subscribed to this thread)
(please don't subscribe this thread because you will probably not able to answer questions like our dear moderators)

(Sorry for posting 'trash')

There're plentiful things to do for a mod and we, just some ordinary people who made a little or no efforts to the website or CAs (including programs, e.g. golly cata lv) do not need to be mods. We cannot help others out or solve problems correctly and we might mislead others or start some unnecessary arguments. Btw, I suggest that children under 18 can't be mods even if they made some (3,1)c/8 ships
MathAndCode suggested something called "Sandbox moderator". Can I be one instead?

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by dvgrn » July 22nd, 2021, 9:44 am

Citation needed wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 8:48 am
MathAndCode suggested something called "Sandbox moderator". Can I be one instead?
Sure! But Sandbox moderators don't get granted any special abilities beyond those of normal users, they just get to wear a hat that says "Official Sandbox Moderator". And because they are now Sandbox moderators and have to be on their best behavior, they have to issue fewer reports and requests for other people to change their behavior than they did before.

To misquote Douglas Adams slightly, "Anyone who actually wants to be a forum moderator should on no account be allowed to do the job". The job of moderator is a thankless task that you tend to fall into accidentally, after a few years of doing miscellaneous useful things around the place.

Eventually you work on a legitimately useful project that needs moderator permissions to complete ... at which point Nathaniel, rather than do the work himself, assigns you moderator permissions so you can finish your own darn project.

The "policing" aspect of moderators' job mostly amounts to banning spammers and very rarely sending warnings out to people who are breaking rules. Anyone who wants to become a moderator to do that aspect of the job will tend to be viewed with extreme suspicion: power corrupts, and people who actually want power have an unfortunate tendency to over-use it.

These five paragraphs represent only my own personal opinion, and should on no account be construed to convey the opinions of other forum moderators or of the conwaylife.com forums in general.

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by Citation needed » July 22nd, 2021, 7:21 pm

dvgrn wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 9:44 am
Citation needed wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 8:48 am
MathAndCode suggested something called "Sandbox moderator". Can I be one instead?
Do I have to be a human being first?

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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by bubblegum » July 22nd, 2021, 7:36 pm

Citation needed wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 7:21 pm
Do I have to be a human being first?
What are you, then? because I find it unlikely that a bot or an animal would be capable of posting with such mildly entertaining disquality as your posts. (Although spinach could be a candidate.)
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Re: Thread for your website-related questions

Post by Citation needed » July 23rd, 2021, 2:48 am

bubblegum wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 7:36 pm
Citation needed wrote:
July 22nd, 2021, 7:21 pm
Do I have to be a human being first?
What are you, then? because I find it unlikely that a bot or an animal would be capable of posting with such mildly entertaining disquality as your posts. (Although spinach could be a candidate.)
You know, I spent months reading LifeWiki.
Before I joined, I didn't even know what a glider is.
I don't even own any email address, so I had to borrow one from ColorfulGabrielsp138.

And, you know, LifeWiki didn't mention trolls, so I still don't know what a troll is.

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