Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam
Coincidentally, I did experiment with diluting my developer. I didn't think about it helping with contrast but wanted to lengthen my times which were uncomfortably short due to the constant agitation. It worked fine for that.

I just believe that those rests in intermitant agitation are important to keeping contrast in control.
I don't understand this. I routinely develop TMX and TMY from N-2 to N+3 in a Jobo. There's no problem with doing this.