Template talk:Outdated

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Had this idea for a while. "Obsolete" sounds a little harsh, but basically, we have lots of pages that describe ideas that end up being half-baked versions of the system they eventually evolve into. When I started Robocoding, I enjoyed going through each of these and building them out and moving onto the next one. But I think it is probably misleading to a newcomer that looks at Category:Statistical Targeting and starts building an Averaged Bearing Offset gun without realizing that it's basically an inferior version of a GuessFactor gun. In a Robocode textbook, the former would either be left out or explained as a step on the way to GuessFactors, and I think the wiki pages should organize/link them similarly. Feedback welcome. =) --Voidious 16:33, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

I've always had this nagging feeling that guess factors are an oversimplification. One of the projects gathering dust in my source tree is a NN targeting method that uses actual bearing offsets. Maybe some day a newcomer will arrive and challenge some of the wiki's conventional wisdom? --Darkcanuck 16:48, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Interesting. Personally, I consider GuessFactors to be quite brilliant, but I wouldn't be totally shocked if Play It Forward or a form of Displacement Vectors eventually caught up or overtook them. And you make a good point about being too trigger happy about marking anything obsolete. --Voidious 17:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
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