Discussion about Q16,R14,O17,R16

At position Q16,R14,O17,R16, @Eugene started the conversation:

Why isn’t this tagged as “basic”? The description says that it is basic, and the preceding position describes it as most popular…

( FYI @mark5000 )

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@BHydden said:

I think https://online-go.com/joseki/209 shows that it’s not all that “basic”

( FYI @mark5000 )

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What BHydden said. The description was sloppy; it now says only that the attachment is the most common and popular move. It’s not “basic” as defined in the documentation because there are too many variations for DDK players to navigate. Yeonwoo says this in the source video.

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The number of variations is low. The length of variations is also low. There are just two stable groups: one for each player. I’d classify it as basic on these grounds.
edit: nvm. I’m ignorant and ignore the variations usually so not aware of them. Two options for each color has been enough for me