Has anyone been keeping a version of the conduits collection patched up with new discoveries since May? If not, I'm thinking about doing that update and posting it in a new thread. The twenty-some pages on this thread are getting to be a lot to look through.
The new first post would also include a code box listing standard names for all known conduits, and those labels would be added to the stamp collection. That might help keep rediscoveries to a minimum. E.g., if you find a conduit that turns a Herschel into a queen bee in 145 ticks, you can do a quick search on "HF145QB". A text match on the name doesn't guarantee that it's the same conduit, but the odds are pretty good that it's a variant at least.
Along those lines, I liked Kazyan's idea about strictly limiting input and output object names to single characters. Does anyone think we'll have more than twenty-six types of active reactions any time soon?
Currently the only trouble spots are pi heptominoes where a P abbreviation would probably be okay, and queen bees where Q seems perfectly fine. Kazyan used W, "wing", for the block-glider reaction. I definitely vote for making that substitution, since "BG" seems really confusing anyway -- any newcomer will be looking for a B-heptomino and maybe a glider to go with it.
Thoughts, suggestions, contributions?
EDIT: I do really want to find an (existing or new) E-heptomino output, to prove that the E is worth adding to the list. Has anyone looked yet to see if any existing conduits include an E somewhere?