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What does the site gain from 'identify this game I vaguely remember' questions?

There has been a recent spate of 'identify this game' posts that are woefully short on content. The general style is that the questioner remembers playing a game, provides vague details ('it was on a ...
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What's the difference between [cassette-tape] and [magnetic-tape]?

cassette-tape, 67 questions: For questions about audio cassette tape, as used for computer data storage. Many 1970s-era personal computers used audio cassettes for data storage. Some early software ...
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‌[old-hardware-adaptation] versus [new-hardware-adaptation]

old-hardware-adaptation and new-hardware-adaptation are both meant for connecting new and old hardware to each other, but I am not sure about their definitional boundaries. The basic premise is, the ...
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How should questions about the Game Boy CPU be tagged?

The Game Boy is kind of notorious for having a CPU which few can agree how to name. The Sharp-manufactured design is similar to the 8080 and to the Z80, but the processor is not actually compatible ...
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Is debugging, programming, etc. [assembly]?

Is "scroll tearing" a symptom of scanline interrupts taking too long? was tagged assembly, graphics, 8080 and game-boy. I took 8080 off, because the Game Boy doesn't have an 8080 in it, and ...
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Should we have a [controller] tag?

I have just seen a user tag several questions with controller, previously nonexistent. I find this an unfortunate coinage, since the term ‘controller’ is ambiguous: it may refer to game controllers (...
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Do we really need both [game] and [gaming] tags?

Currently there is a gaming tag, created 5 years ago, with 88 questions and the following usage guidance: Retro games, both hardware and software-based. NOT EVERY GAMING QUESTION IS ON-TOPIC. See tag ...
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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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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 (resolved by creating a synonym, ...
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The mention of batch languages in the [ms-dos] tag wiki

The excerpt for ms-dos contains the sentence: Do not use this tag for questions about DOS batch languages in general. While the full tag wiki says: Use this tag for questions concerning the MS-DOS ...
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DIY retrocomputing

I have created the tag diy-computing, with the idea to apply it to questions concerning contemporarily made computers that are either re-creations of old hardware or new designs made from old parts; ...
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Should [glitches] exist? There's 8 questions right now, but more would fit

Should glitches exist? There's 8 questions right now, but more would fit. It has no Usage Guidance right now, so it doesn't seem official yet? There's 28 questions mentioning "glitch" ...
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Should we create a tag for the Dragon32 yet?

The Dragon 32 (and Dragon 64) were British microcomputers from the early 1980s that had a lot in common with the Tandy "CoCo" Color Computers. Not technically a clone but often compatible. We only ...
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Would a "disk operating systems" tag be beneficial?

Especially on the older micros, the term "disk operating system" could be seen as having more to do with "disk operating" than with "operating system" since they didn't typically provide features we ...
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We have an "apple dos" tag. Do we need an "apple prodos" tag?

The 8-bit Apple II had two disk operating systems, DOS and ProDOS. Currently we have a specific tag for apple-dos but no matching tag for ProDOS. The text of the apple-dos tag seems clear that it ...
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Tagging mistake

About a week ago I made a tag to complement the disk-image tag and I named it tape-image. My thinking at the time was that there were plenty of game and software emulator files for systems that ...
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New tag suggestion: “Elektronika BK” @ “Retrocomputing”

Writing here as recommended by the moderator there for the flag I raised to this question Shouldn't we create a tag on "Electronika BK" ? Synonym tags, "BK0010", "BK-0010" and "BK 0010". This machine ...
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Should we rename the [game-cartridge] tag?

Currently the only tag we have related to cartridges containing software in ROM is game-cartridge, with the following description: For questions related to cartridge-based games and applications and ...
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New Tag: [tag:Identify-This]

I just posted a question to identify a feature of an Exidy Sorcerer's case I can't explain. Categorizing that kind of question seems hard, as it's not a computer or game to be identified, but a ...
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Unusable ti-99 tag

The ti-99 tag appears to be unusable. Its page exists, as does the ti99 tag’s page, but its info page doesn’t. Trying to assign it to a question doesn’t work; it can be entered, and is recognised as a ...
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Is the [ussr] tag useful?

Over one and a half years ago, the ussr tag was created, and put on What soviet computer used trinary bits?. It makes some sense on this question, because this question is actually an identify-this-...
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Do we need the Interfaces tag?

We have recently gained the tag interfaces. This appears to be just a meta-tag with its current usage. There is just one question tagged with it at the moment, which is more concerned with backup....
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Is the [history] tag meaningful?

I noticed that we have a history tag, described thus: For questions concerning the history of computers, digital electronics, hardware manufacturers and software developers. This seems awfully ...
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BASIC tags: Dialect or Machine?

This question is tagged with atari-basic, but is actually about different dialects of basic on an atari machine. My understanding was that the foo-basic tags were for different dialects, and the ...
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