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Tag: “apple” or “apple2”? “apple2gs” or “appleiigs”?

It's early, but we already have both "apple" and "apple2" tags. My thought is we should use "apple2" for anything related to Apple II, as the old 128K Macs are very much retro. I'm not convinced we ...
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Sigh… we already have [c64] and [commodore-64]

How do we ensure that the initial "land-grab" of tags goes smoothly without introducing redundant tags?
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Should the Famicom and NES tags be synonyms?

I noticed that we have a nes tag but do not have a famicom tag. I recently asked a Famicom question (What is the Famicom "Pulse Line" of games? How many games are part of this line?) and ...
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Should the ti99 tag be changed to ti-99?

For consistency, I think the ti99 tag should be changed to ti-99 and ti99 should be a synonym for it. What do you think? When you look at other tags, you see a trend of "computer-model". Such as ...
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sega-genesis and sega-mega-drive should be tag synonyms

I recently created the sega-genesis tag for this question. As per Robotnik's comment, I think a sega-mega-drive tag should also be created and made a synonym of sega-genesis.
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Manufacturer tags

I just posted this question: How can I open an IBM G50 CRT monitor? and tagged it with IBM, as personally I think there may be people out there who have expertise with particular brands and may want ...
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Should we have tags for the various decades?

Should 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, etc. have their own tags? Personally I'm undecided but leaning towards no since things don't always break down cleanly by decade. What do y'all think?
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New [trs-80] tag conundrum

In response to the questioner's concern, I just created a tag for trs-80. (See Did Radio Shack initially attempt to get a monopoly on commercial software for the TRS-80 Model I?) He specifically ...
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How to render tags for the Amiga Workbench? Include or exclude the version number?

There is already a question using the tag workbench1.3: Change Amiga Shell keyboard layout in Workbench 1.3 (Yes, the tag in the current form would likely have to be changed to workbench-1.3, but ...
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Do we need the CPU tag?

The tag cpu appears to be just a meta-tag with its current usage. There are four questions tagged with it at the moment, of these three are also tagged with the specific CPU that is relevant to the ...
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Tag: [macintosh] or [apple-macintosh], [amiga] or [commodore-amiga]

Continuing in the theme of the Apple II tag discussion... We went with apple-ii because that's how the computer is referred to, but most people say "Macintosh" rather than "Apple Macintosh", ...
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Tag Discussion: coco or color-computer

Which tag should we use on the main site for the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer?
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sixty eight thousand 68000 tags

The title exagerates slightly but I've noticed there are three tags dealing with the Motorola 68xxx series motorola-68000 - four followers, seven questions mc68000 - two followers, one question m68k ...
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How to tag questions about processor instruction sets (machine code)?

After asking two questions that are each missing this tag, and not knowing what to name it, I have brought this to meta. What should the tag used for questions about the instruction sets of processors ...
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Should we clean up/orthogonalize the microprocessor/architecture/CPU tags?

Our tags for various CPU families and architectures are a bit of a mess right now because we're using a lot of different conventions for them: Just the number: 6502, 65816, 6809, 8080, z80. ...
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To burnate, or not to burnate?

I have found a couple of tags that look too much like meta-tags: computer: has been used once, where the question is also tagged zx-spectrum. (Retagged) color: both times used with display: maybe ...
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Proposed naming scheme for Tandy computer related tags

Preface Our tagging scheme for tags relating to Tandy computers is incomplete and inconsistent. Yesterday I started the discussion thread, New [trs-80] tag conundrum . An earlier thread exists for ...
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Tagging: “identify-this-game” versus “identify-this-program”

So, this software-identification question just came up. We've got identify-this-computer for hardware, and identify-this-game for games, but nothing for identifying software in general. Do we want a ...
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Which is better: [intel-8080] or [8080]? Do we need both?

I noticed that we have two very similar tags: intel-8080 and 8080. They are tagged on all the same questions (3 total by the same author, see Are my questions about the 8080 family of processors and ...
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Can we add ColecoVision and SG-1000 tags?

I'm surprised we don't have a ColecoVision tag. I would like to request that be added (or, how can I add it myself?). I would also like to add the SG-1000 but I'm up for suggestions on that. At ...
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Tag request: video conversion

A lot of a questions here are related to converting the video output of an old console or computer to a newer monitor (VGA/HDMI, etc.). I'm thinking it would be good to have a tag specifically for ...
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What reputation level is necessary to create and edit tags?

The Privileges page seems to be out of date in regards to creating and editing tags. My reputation is over 3200, and I still cannot create a tag on my own. Note that I can submit a new one for someone ...
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Should [datageneral] have a hyphen?

Similar to Should the ti99 tag be changed to ti-99?, should datageneral be replaced with data-general for consistency, or is there a stylisation (like apple ][) that I'm not aware of?
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Can we add ibm-pcjr and tandy-pc tags?

Could we add the following tags? Either as parent tags or synonyms: ibm-pcjr (or, would ibm-pc-jr be better?) tandy-pc
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Tag request: product-key

Because a product key or a Certificate of Authenticity was more common with old operating systems or software, the tag product-key would be a good key to add. The excerpt it could have: A product ...
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Can we please review the pending edits in the suggested edit queue?

I've edited a bunch of tag wikis and excepts since I've joined the site all of them are still sitting as "pending edits." Can some high-rep users please go through the review queue and review these ...
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What tag for Kyotronic 85 / TRS-80 Model 100 / Olivetti M10 / NEC PC-8300?

We currently have five questions about the TRS-80 Model 100, four of which are tagged trs-80. That tag lumps them in with a large number of questions for unrelated (except for the nameplate) and very ...
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Should microcomputer model tags include manufacturer?

I feel our tags for microcomputers are not consistent. Some tags include the manufacturer & model such as apple-macintosh or sega-genesis. Others do not, such as cpc for the Amstrad CPC range, zx-...
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Should tags only apply to on-topic aspects of a question?

There is a suggested edit to apply the windows tag to Formatting a 720K floppy disk over USB fails with Windows 10. Windows 10 isn't on-topic, but it is Windows… Should we apply tags about non-retro ...
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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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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 ...