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So, this software-identification question just came up. We've got for hardware, and for games, but nothing for identifying software in general. Do we want a dedicated tag for non-game software, or should we re-name to be for all software?

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Interesting point. My preference would be to leave alone as the seven questions using it are well defined and games constitute a major segment of retro - home - computers. Also, is for hardware.

A new tag for identification of non-game software would be appropriate.

I don't think we should go mad...
Creating , ad nauseam would be over the top.

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Wouldn't it be more apropriate to have a general tag to cover all of this? The demo vs. game vs software issue already shows how fuzzy it would be to find the right identify-this-* version. And taging the wrong will devaluate the tag usage. So a more general might be a better idea. Wouldn't it?

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    Possibly. Then again, we have identify-this-computer to refer to hardware. Identify-this-software is a catch-all that can be used for any form of software. – Chenmunka Aug 25 '17 at 11:15
  • Well, @Chenmunka, yes. but why not a general identify-this while keeping indentify-this-computer as one special case? Tags don't have to be strictly ether or nor do they have to split a spectrum in eual parts or name all parts. They should help classifying in a human way. – Raffzahn Aug 25 '17 at 11:29
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The question referred in the post would likely benefit from ; maybe the scope of can be widened just so.

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