User talk:Entity Valkyrie 2/Simkin glider gun breeder (old site)
- My recommendation would be to stick to LifeWiki:Pattern pages guidelines:
User-created patterns Although LifeWiki hopes to expand and catalogue everything there is to know about the Game of Life, users are generally discouraged from adding patterns that they themselves constructed, in order to avoid a potential conflict of interest. There are of course exceptions, such as when the constructed pattern is of clear notability.
It's a little painful to follow this rule sometimes, especially when you really want something of yours to show up in the LifeWiki and nobody else is stepping up to do the work... but it's probably less painful than getting articles deleted after you've spent the time writing them, on the annoying grounds of "non-notability". Dvgrn (talk) 16:26, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
- Non-notability is something we'll have to get a grip on eventually anyway... there doesn't seem to be much of a consensus of what exactly is notable. I think we can all agree that a new period-2 oscillator in 2018 isn't notable, even when it's not a variant of a known oscillator, but when I see proposed deletions of e.g. high-period oscillators on grounds that they aren't the smallest of their period (implying that there should be at most one article for an oscillator for any given period), I can't help but wonder. My personal feeling is that patterns which have received community attention, or been used in larger constructions, are usually going to be notable; this matches my vision of the LifeWiki as the go-to place for information on Conway Life, including lexicon definitions, patterns large and small, and encyclopedic articles on Life-related topics.
- The "don't-write-article-on-your-own-stuff" rule should also not be interpreted too strictly, I feel. It's not a hard-and-fast rule; if community consensus (e.g. on the forums) is that a pattern is notable, then it is reasonable for the discoverer to write an article if noone else steps up to do it. Apple Bottom (talk) 11:34, 7 October 2018 (UTC)