muzik wrote:Wiki page then?
I'd say no -- not quite that
neat a find. P4 is a low enough period that if this oscillator counts as wiki-worthy, people could crank up WLS or JLS or whatever and generate hundreds more period-4 objects, and it would be hard to say why they were any less wiki-worthy than this one. The same goes for the piles of unnamed period-4 objects already collected in jslife.
Notice that the Oscillators of period 4
group in the LifeWiki currently has only 35 objects, almost all of which were (a) discovered in the early 1970s, (b) have useful sparks and therefore get included in all kinds of circuitry, or (c) both.
Of course, my flowchart for answering the "Wiki page?" question is pretty simple:
Wiki page? --> No
-- or, more seriously,
Multiple people have been talking about object fairly regularly for multiple years?
Yes --> should have a wiki page
No --> shouldn't have a wiki page yet
Of course you can perfectly well reduce "years" to "months" or "weeks", in special circumstances... but really, in most cases, there's no need to be in a big hurry to decide. If this new P4 turns out to provide a spark for a new smallest color-changing p4 glider reflector, or something along those lines, then it will end up on the wiki with no need to ask the question.