OCA talk:Salad

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I'm happy to delete pages about non-notable rules that aren't Conway's Life, on the theory that this is the LifeWiki, and it would become a truly horrible messy pile of random information if we tried to turn it into the LifeAndEveryOtherCellularAutomatonInExistenceWiki. However, this rule has quite a few links to it that will break if I delete this page.

Maybe it's actually slightly notable? Or is there a summary page that all those pages could link to instead of this page, so that people would still find it easy to click on the link to look up what rule "Salad" is? And the same with Goat Flock and GlideLife... I agree that a whole separate page just to give the rulestring information is maybe a bit excessive. Dvgrn (talk) 19:23, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Agreed. Perhaps we could link to the rule's forum thread? It's worth noting that most of those pages already list the rulestring anyway, but that would allow people to learn more about it and why it's at least somewhat interesting without cluttering the wiki. Ian07 (talk) 19:44, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Maybe we could have a page with sections on interesting rules. This could allow new explored NT rules to be on the wiki, but not clutter it with new pages unless necessary. There could be small sections on known technology and patterns, like how the other 't-' rules are in the tlife article. AforAmpere (talk) 20:42, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
How about just linking all references to named rules to an appropriate "list" page? All Life-like CAs could just go to List of Life-like cellular automata (except for a few special cases like HighLife that already have their own well-populated pages and are interesting to compare with B3/S23 Life, partly for historical reasons).
Currently that same page is linked to various named isotropic rules, too -- there's a separate section at the bottom of the page. But it seems to me that isotropic rules aren't actually Life-like by definition, so that section should maybe be split off into a separate List of isotropic non-totalistic cellular automata. (?) Dvgrn (talk) 15:43, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
We could also ask if saka wants to move the page to his user namespace; he already has a couple ships of his in the rule is his namespace. It’s not like it doesn’t happen.