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While idly browsing, I have noticed we have a number of tags whose scopes significantly overlap, and should probably be merged:

There’s also the question of what to do with vs vs . Maintenance and repair are clearly distinct from each other, but ‘restoration’ can plausibly overlap with either, with both, or with neither. This can be discussed under Restoration and maintenance?

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    This meta question is probably too broad. But thanks for finding these!
    – wizzwizz4 Mod
    Feb 25 at 16:18
  • @wizzwizz4 Possibly. On the other hand, I didn’t feel like spamming Meta with repetitive questions. Feb 25 at 16:33
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    We can have one a week, maybe? That'll last us two months (or slightly under, if that would be a duplicate of this one).
    – wizzwizz4 Mod
    Feb 25 at 16:35
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    CPU is a blacklisted tag, and not all microprocessors are CPUs. There are several here that could be synonymised.
    – Chenmunka Mod
    Feb 25 at 18:05
  • @Chenmunka Doesn’t seem to be. I just tagged a question with cpu. Feb 25 at 18:50
  • Cpu was deemed a meta tag in the early days of the site. To fully blacklist a tag rewuires staff intervention, we never bothered. The tag has crept back recently. We now have other, simpler, ways of blocking tags, maybe we should.
    – Chenmunka Mod
    Feb 25 at 19:16
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    A cpu certainly isn't only a microprocessor, unless "retrocomputing" is going to exclude really old hardware and most old mainframes and supercomputers.
    – alephzero
    Feb 26 at 15:22
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    To me, [display] could include things like one-line LED/LCD/etc. displays - e.g., KIM-1 - that are not [screen]. Feb 28 at 5:10
  • @manassehkatz-Moving2Codidact Doesn’t ‘screen’ strictly speaking only apply to CRT displays anyway? A screen is something that shields from radiation, which in CRTs’ case is the electron beam, but LCD/LED displays operate on a different principle. Feb 28 at 7:50
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    @user3840170 A screen is something that shields from radiation In a movie theatre, the "screen" is the thing that's reflecting the radiation in my direction. Mar 5 at 0:31
  • @Chenmunka By the way, which microprocessors are not CPUs? I agree with the converse, but this one surprised me. Mar 5 at 16:45
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    @user3840170 Think about a microprocessor or a SCSI controller (e.g. the 8085 on the AHA-1542B or the Z80 on the AHA-1542CF). Looking at the whole computer system, they are "processing units", but not central ones. Or go one step further: Chips like the NEC µPD765 are (preprogrammed) microprocessors, but no one calls them CPU at all. Jul 30 at 6:18
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    chassis has disappeared completely (including the wiki). Aug 9 at 13:51

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