User talk:AwesoMan3000/Perfect speed

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Do you have a source/reference for this term? It's not in, say, the Life Lexicon, and seems to have been invented by you. The only other time the term "perfect speed" has been used is here, seven years ago and with a different (non-technical) meaning. But perhaps I'm wrong and just haven't seen it.

If you did invent it yourself -- nothing wrong with inventing new terminology, of course! (If noone did that, we wouldn't have any at all, after all.) But my gut feeling is that we should wait until terms have caught on somewhat before creating entries for them. (As usual, a great way of gauging whether something you came up with warrants an article is whether someone else will write about it. If so, it almost certainly does.)

If you want to create new (glossary) articles, there's quite a few things written about in the Life Lexicon that we don't have articles on, say. (And with Dave Greene's forthcoming Life Lexicon update, that's only going to get worse!) Apple Bottom (talk) 21:03, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Agreed on all points here. Of course, I'm just now painfully finishing up said Lexicon update, so I'm particularly paranoid about the invention of common terms that aren't really common terms (yet!).
If either the wiki or the Lexicon ended up with an entry for every clever bit of terminology that someone promoted as a good idea at some point in the last forty-odd years... well, you wouldn't be able to find any of the actual commonly used terms amid all the clutter. Dvgrn (talk) 14:43, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
Aye, agreed, and I've gone and moved the page out of the main article namespace. It's in good company, sharing the fate of e.g. User:H. V. McIntosh/Herparium, User:Carbon6/Gnarl, User:Tropylium/Augmented still life, User:Tropylium/Primitive still life and other entries. (I've also since started my own incubator for everything that's of interest to me but not necessarily meeting the bar for having an actual article.) Apple Bottom (talk) 18:59, 28 August 2017 (UTC)