## Value Judgement

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bprentice
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Joined: September 10th, 2009, 6:20 pm
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon

### Value Judgement

I find the behavior and value judgement of members of this forum interesting. For example the following HighLife ship:

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``````x = 19, y = 43, rule = B36/S23
4b2o7b2o\$5bo7bo\$8bobo\$4bobobobobobo\$3bo3bo3bo3bo\$4bobo5bobo\$5bo7bo2\$8b
3o\$9bo\$6b2obob2o\$8b3o\$6bo2bo2bo\$6bobobobo\$2bo5b3o5bo\$2bob3obobob3obo\$
2bo3b2obob2o3bo\$3b3o2b3o2b3o\$4bobo2bo2bobo\$6b2obob2o\$9bo\$7bo3bo\$9bo\$7b
2ob2o\$6bo2bo2bo\$6b2obob2o\$9bo\$7b2ob2o\$7b2ob2o\$4b2o3bo3b2o\$5bo7bo\$4bo9b
o\$4b2o7b2o2\$3bobo7bobo\$2bobo9bobo\$4bo9bo\$3o3bo5bo3b3o\$b2ob2o7b2ob2o\$2b
2o4bobo4b2o\$3b3o7b3o\$8b3o\$9bo!
``````
is likely to be considered as having merit and worthy of inclusion in a collection of HighLife ships. While the following HighLife ship:

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``````x = 159, y = 155, rule = B36/S23
12b2o\$12b2o7\$4b2o14b2o\$3bobo14b2o\$5bo6\$28b2o\$28b2o\$15bo\$15bo\$7bo7bo\$6b
3o32b2o\$5b2ob2o30bo2bo\$6b3o32b2o\$7bo10b3o\$17bo3bo\$4bo11bo4bo\$3b3o9bo2b
o2bo\$2bobobo8bo4bo\$b3ob3o7bo3bo29b2o\$2bobobo9b3o29bo2bo\$3b3o26b2o15b2o
\$4bo26bobo\$33bo3\$9b3o\$3o5bo48b2o\$7bo3bobo42bo2bo\$6bo6bo43b2o\$5bo7bo\$5b
o6bo30bo\$5bobo3bo31bo\$10bo24bo7bo\$7b3o24b3o\$33b2ob2o27b2o\$34b3o27bo2bo
\$35bo10b3o16b2o\$45bo3bo\$32bo11bo4bo\$31b3o9bo2bo2bo\$30bobobo8bo4bo15b2o
\$29b3ob3o7bo3bo16b2o\$30bobobo9b3o26b2o\$31b3o38bo2bo\$32bo40b2o4\$37b3o
16b2o14b2o\$28b3o5bo18bobo14b2o\$35bo3bobo15bo23b2o\$34bo6bo38bo2bo\$33bo
7bo39b2o\$33bo6bo\$33bobo3bo\$38bo\$35b3o45bo3bo\$82b2o3bo\$67bo14bo4b2o\$67b
o15b5o\$59bo7bo17bo\$58b3o\$57b2ob2o\$58b3o\$59bo10b3o\$69bo3bo21bo\$56bo11bo
4bo21bo\$55b3o9bo2bo2bo21bo\$54bobobo8bo4bo\$53b3ob3o7bo3bo\$54bobobo9b3o\$
55b3o\$56bo\$103bo\$103bo\$80b3o20bo\$61b3o18bo\$52b3o5bo20bo\$59bo3bobo\$58bo
6bo\$57bo7bo\$57bo6bo46bo\$57bobo3bo28b3o16bo\$62bo22b3o3bo2bo16bo\$59b3o
28bo3bo\$90bo2bo\$90b3o3b3o\$95bo2bo\$94bo3bo\$94bo2bo23bo\$82bo11b3o23b2o\$
82bo37bobo\$82bo2\$83b3o29b3o\$82bo3bo30bo\$81bo4bo29bo\$80bo2bo2bo\$80bo4bo
b3o\$80bo3bobo3bo\$81b3obo4bo\$84bo2bo2bo\$84bo4bo\$84bo3bo\$85b3o65bo\$153bo
\$153bo\$144b3o\$155b2o\$141b2o3bo\$139b2o4bo\$141bo\$151bo4b3o\$151bo3bobo\$
111b3o41b2o\$113bo41bo\$112bo\$138bo\$138bo\$138bo8bo\$146b3o\$123b3o19b2obo\$
116b3o3bo2bo18b2o\$121bo3bo19b2o\$121bo2bo\$121b3o3b3o\$126bo2bo\$125bo3bo\$
125bo2bo\$113bo11b3o\$113bo\$113bo2\$114b3o\$113bo3bo\$112bo4bo\$111bo2bo2bo\$
111bo4bob3o\$111bo3bobo3bo\$112b3obo4bo\$115bo2bo2bo\$115bo4bo\$115bo3bo\$
116b3o!
``````
is likely to be considered without merit and unworthy of inclusion in such a collection.

Brian Prentice

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### Re: Value Judgement

bprentice wrote:While the following HighLife ship:

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is likely to be considered without merit and unworthy of inclusion in such a collection.
I don't see anything irrational on it. It's not a single ship, it's a convoy supporting certain reaction. Its individual ships are sure worth attention but to deserve attention as a whole the supported reaction needs to be interesting too.

bprentice
Posts: 644
Joined: September 10th, 2009, 6:20 pm
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon

### Re: Value Judgement

I didn't say irrational I said interesting. Another way to look at this is to say that the first example is just a ship, while the second example is a collection of ships that form puffers that in turn form a larger ship.

I don't see much irrational behavior on this forum and find most of what occurs here interesting.

Brian Prentice

Kasuha
Posts: 55
Joined: November 1st, 2012, 11:39 am

### Re: Value Judgement

bprentice wrote:I didn't say irrational I said interesting.
From your comment I guessed that you either don't understand or don't approve how the classification is made. If that's not the case then accept my apologies for trying to explain how I understand it.