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Unsung Heroes of RC.SE

This is not realy a meta question and I wouldn't mind if it get deleted in a few days. I just have the urge to ventilate this again: Thanks to all the editors easing the way I mangle the English ...
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We're a year old!

It has been a year since the site's first day in Private Beta. Six months ago JAL proposed that we should have aimed to double our activity in the time between then and now. Let's see what we've ...
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Happy 6 month-aversary!

Retrocomputing hit 6 months old today, congratulations to everyone who continues to participate. Here's to doubling our activity before we hit 1 year old! Today also marks the first day users can ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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How could we get more people to come to the site and post?

The Retrocomputing Stack Exchange is very inactive sadly. How can we make more people join this site? Maybe we could post on different social medias and even on some other retro-computing forums.
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Introducing a new retrocomputing meetup: The APL Campfire

Due to APL's age, it is sometimes of interest to this community. Every fourth Sunday at 18:00 UTC, I'm hosting an event focusing on the history of APL programming, inviting participants to tell ...
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Should the tags for the closely related PDPs be synonymised or something?

I mean, what really is the difference between a PDP-6 and a PDP-10 or DECSYSTEM-20? From the programmers' point of view, not much. The same goes for PDP-4, -7, -9 and -15. The same goes for the PDP-5 ...
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A number of seemingly duplicate tags

While idly browsing, I have noticed we have a number of tags whose scopes significantly overlap, and should probably be merged: cpu vs microprocessor gaming vs game chassis vs case (I removed chassis ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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First blog post is live

Granted, this machine isn't as old as a lot of those that we discuss on the site, but it's older than I remember it being! Anyone have any feedback or care to share a story? https://...
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Tweet Bot/Twitter Account for Retrocomputing?

Some Stack Exchange network sites have a twitter account which tweet recent or hot questions, as see on the site list: The timeline on the post then shows that the question was tweeted by that site's ...
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Let's rename [design-choices]

design-choices is probably my favourite tag on this site, but its name has been bugging me for a while. I feel it is not particularly self-explanatory, and this contributes to it being underused by ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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We need to write the FAQs

It's been a long time. We need to get started on those faqs because it's way overdue. So how about this? Post an answer with some FAQ ideas. If it seems worth the effort, post a question-answer pair ...
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Some chance for social non-distancing in the UK?

Good participation about Sinclair questions (among others) made me belive, that there is a reasonable number of RC.SE members based in the UK. Since last week and for the next 6 weeks, I'm pushing a ...
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Usage of Generic Tags in Conjunction with Specific Ones

I just noticed a somewhat redundant tags, like this question about the IBM 360/20 carries the tags ibm mainframe and s360. Here mainframe is kind of an outlier by being overlapping with s360. After ...