Talk:Lobster (spaceship)

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proposed move to 'Lobster'

Scot Ellison proposed the name 'lobster' for this pattern, which I have no objections to. I intend to move this page unless someone else has any objections.
~Sokwe 16:33, 13 September 2011 (CDT)

OK --David 00:25, 14 September 2011 (CDT)

There seems to be a problem with naming the ship lobster. Lobster is already a page and an alternate name to breeder 1.--Scot Ellison 11:38, 14 September 2011 (CDT)

I don't think this is a good idea to call another pattern a lobster, if this name has been already reserved. Codeholic 11:49, 14 September 2011 (CDT)

Lobster (spaceship) is workable, but awkward. Another name would be fine, but this diagonal c/7 spaceship is too important to be called 83P7H1V1! 83P7H1V1 is not a nice name.--Scot Ellison 12:12, 14 September 2011 (CDT)

I'm not really convinced that it must have a name. None of the notable 2c/5 orthogonal or c/5 diagonal spaceships have names, for example. Assuming there's some good reason for it, how did spaceships get named in the past? Oh6 00:15, 3 February 2012 (CST)

Patterns are generally named by their discoverer, and my personal preference is that more patterns should have names rather than fewer -- referring to patterns via obtuse acronyms is rather annoying. Since the discoverer of this pattern is Matthias, it's really up to him (though my personal preference is to keep it as Lobster (spaceship)). Nathaniel 15:52, 6 February 2012 (CST)
I agree that more patterns should have names (especially important patterns). As the discoverer of this pattern, I like the name 'lobster' proposed by Scot Ellison, but, unfortunately, it conflicts with an alternate name for the original breeder. I have no problem keeping this page as 'lobster (spaceship)', but there either needs to be a disambiguation page for 'lobster', or breeder 1 needs a note and a link to this page. The note could look something like this:
'Lobster' redirects here. For the c/7 diagonal spaceship, see lobster (spaceship).
~Sokwe 23:03, 10 February 2012 (CST)