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A bikeshed is a structure for holding bikes, and a slang term for debating minor points of a problem while ignoring the important issues. Bikeshedding should be avoided, and is a hackerspace anti-pattern.

Extended discussion of one topic, although often boring and pointless, is not necessarily bikeshedding.

Bikeshed may also refer to the LHS Bikeshed, a starship simulator in a caravan.