Talk:Xp2 caabaiczw32

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Shouldn't unnamed objects have names? Seriously. Pseudo-random combinations of bland numbers tell almost nothing about its structure.

(P. S. This one should be named "Long Beacon", in my opinion, as it has a beacon as a rotor and a, well, long stator that stabilizes itself.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrConway'sInvisibleDog (talkcontribs)

Enumeration system clarification

18P2.471

"18" Is the population of the oscillator

"P2" is the period

".471" normally means the 471st oscillator discovered of that period and population, but depends on the enumeration system. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gmc nxtman (talkcontribs)


Using apgcodes as LifeWiki titles

With the recent creation of xs15_3lkia4z32, I was wondering if this page could be similarly renamed to the pattern's apgcode. In my opinion, this has two advantages over the present name:

  • The pentadecathlon.com archives aren't very popular nowadays and don't have most of the patterns discovered in the current decade, such as the loafer.
  • Mark Niemiec's webpage has similar systematic names, using a different numbering scheme to disambiguate patterns (although not this one in particular).

Would it be okay if I moved this page to xp2_caabaiczw32? Gameoflifeboy 03:42, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

On the new name of the page

@User:Entity Valkyrie, why do you think that 18P2.caabaiczw32 is a better name than xp2_caabaiczw32? You could have at least left a message before moving the page—I was allowing an informed decision to be formed on what to call this object, not inviting the unexplained moving of a page according to one user's idea of what name to use.

If you had run this name by me before moving the page, I would have explained why I don't think that 18P2.caabaiczw32 is a very good choice of name: this is the first time I saw a pattern named with a pentadecathlon ID and apgcode mashup, and a novel naming system should only really be developed when the old ones completely fail. So, I would appreciate it if you could explain why you don't support my proposal of the name xp2_caabaiczw32 for this page. For now, I will be moving this page back to its old name of 18P2.471. Gameoflifeboy 01:49, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

As I have not heard any objection to my proposal of the title xp2_caabaiczw32 in almost two weeks, I will be moving this page to that title now. Gameoflifeboy 05:23, 7 January 2019 (UTC)