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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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Are “Identify This Console” questions on-topic?

Hear me out, I'm not asking about questions like "What Xbox is this?" There are a various console clones (such as "Famiclones") that have been produced in across Europe and Asia, especially in the ...
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Do we want list questions?

We have had a few questions recently that have been somewhat broad, essentially asking for a list. Two in particular: What early home computers have more than one CPU, where both could be used by the ...
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My question, being very broad, attracted a lot of answers

I recently put a question up about computers that had more than one CPU. In hindsight I see this question is very broad, and that's why it has attracted a lot of short answers. And so it has been ...
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Do we have a generic “Composite Video to HD/Upscaling” question? If not, would it be a good fit?

Seeing Commodore 64 to modern TV on the front page today reminded me of an earlier question, Can I hook up an Atari 8-bit computer to a flat-screen tv. Should we have a generic RCA/Composite ...
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Are questions about modern re-implementations on-topic?

There is a question about rendering overtype in HTML that's on-topicness has been questioned. In the comments Leo B. asked the following: Food for thought: would a question about a way to reproduce ...
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What topics can I ask around here?

We've closed quite a few questions as "off-topic". This close reason references the Help Center's on-topic page. This page is currently near-empty, and provides no information as to what is on-topic ...
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What is this “Can you help?” message above the answer box?

I was looking at a new question on main (Where and what was Haunt.bat? A game pre-loaded on a c1992 PC) and saw this message above the answer box: What is this message? Was it added by a mod? I don'...
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What can I do with my [insert machine name here]? Questions

So this question regarding the Apple II got flagged as off topic for being too broad and primarily opinion based. I agree with that, buut I also feel like it'd be pretty cool to have a list of crazy ...
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Raspberry PI? Should questions about it be allowed, and should it get a tag?

Just discovered this beta, it looks right up my alley. I'm wondering users can ask questions on the Raspberry Pi, as it can be used to emulate older hardware.
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Do we want hats?

After reading a meta post on Software Engineering about opting-out of Winterbash 2016, I figured I'd ask the community here. This will be our first chance to participate in Winterbash, but it is an ...
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Are questions about very early computing devices on topic?

I am thinking about the machines envisaged and built by Charles Babbage and contemporaries. These are general-purpose computing devices which are not current. Are questions about these systems on-...
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Are questions about the Supercard (CF/SD/Lite/Rumble) for GBA and NDS on-topic?

I recently found my original Supercard SD for the GBA and Superkey, which allows for the playback of GBA and NDS ROMs on the original Nintendo DS. To play any games on the actual hardware, one must ...
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Should this suggested edit have been approved?

Suggested edit in question To me this edit contains additional information that should be added in a comment, not an edit to the answer. As it stands, this edit makes it seem like wizzwizz4 added ...
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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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Navigating to an archive.org link in a comment loads malformed Retrocomputing URL

The comment in question Clicking the link to open it in my current window or a new tab creates a malformed URL: https://retrocomputing.stackexchange.com/questions/1613/http://main-board-of-the-...
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Image/Idea for 404 page

Many Stack Exchange sites have their own custom 404 pages with joke images, the most famous probably being the waffle iron on Meta Stack Overflow and Sean Connery in Zardoz on StackApps. I had an ...
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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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Call for Community Promotion Ads

As this answer to the question How should we promote our site? seems to be well received (please keep adding answers to that question by the way). Here is a follow-up question: What should our ...
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Earned bronze badge (Disciplined) does not appear in Achievements dialog

I just earned the Disciplined badge, but do not see it under Achievements:
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How should we promote our site?

Let's face it: our site has pretty low activity at the moment. We have fewer than 200 visits per day, and our questions per day has dropped to less than 1. However, we've answered well over 90% of our ...
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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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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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Are “Where are they now?” questions on topic?

I'd like to know "what happened next" to some well-known games authors and personalities from the 1980's UK home computing industry. Are such questions on topic, or as the facts will undoubtedly ...
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Restoration and maintenance?

Related to my previous question on this subject, it seems we have another synonym of cleaning and maintenance: restoration. These tags are evidently being used for the same thing: the most recent ...
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“more site stats on:” Stack Exchange link does not expand Retrocomputing on the “All Sites” page

Navigating to Main and clicking on "more site stats on:" -> "stack exchange" should bring me to the All Sites page on Stack Exchange with the Retrocomputing "bubble" expanded. Instead, it directs me ...
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Ended bounty questions are not being removed from the Featured tab

I'm not sure if this is related to the network wide bug Questions with ended bounties are not being removed from the "featured" tab, but my former bounty question What was Nintendo's ...
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The scope and on-topic tags should be synonyms

On Meta Stack Overflow the off-topic and on-topic meta tags are synonyms of the scope tag. I propose we merge our on-topic meta tag into scope. I'm not sure if this should be tagged as discussion or ...
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Are questions about how to build legacy software on modern systems off-topic?

I recently asked a question on how to build an old version of the Game Boy SDK on a modern system: How can I build Gameboy Development Kit 2.1.5 on a modern Unix/Mac platform? Yesterday, a user has ...
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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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Can I ask questions about older versions of Mac OS X?

I am not sure whether or not older versions of Mac OS X are classified as retro. I am talking about versions such as 10.0 - 10.6.
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Can I ask and answer questions related to the Infinity Game Boy Color source code?

Recently, Affinix Software released the incomplete source code for their Game Boy Color game Infinity. Most of the source code and graphics is licensed under Noncommercial Creative Commons except for ...
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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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Can the leaked AmigaOS after-3.1 source code be referred to?

Last year there was been a widespread leak of AmigaOS's source code after released version 3.1. Are we allowed to refer to files in that archive (say, by writing a file's path in the archive)?
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We have got a blog!

The Retrocomputing Blog is now live! Thanks to our volunteer bloggers for committing to the blog and Automattic Inc. for hosting it, we have been able to launch our very own blog! We have some ...
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What video game consoles are considered 'retro?' [duplicate]

Some answers to this are easy: NES/Famicom, PS1, Game & Watch, etc. However, as time rolls forward, the lines between getting older and retro are becoming more blurred for a lot of video game ...
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Should we have a close reason for a problem that can no longer be reproduced or a simple typographical error?

On Stack Overflow, we have the following off-topic close reason: This question was caused by a problem that can no longer be reproduced or a simple typographical error. While similar questions ...
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Can't submit Tag Wiki Edits

I have a few edits to Tag Wikis queued up and I'm having trouble submitting them. I wait the normal 30 sections between submissions, but then I get a tooltop that says "An error occurred submitting ...
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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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Is there a format for blog posts?

I am wondering if we have to have a certain format when we post on the blog, and if so, what is it? I just want to make sure before I begin posting.
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We're dropping to ~1 question per day

Checking our Area 51 page, question activity has nearly dropped to a standstill, just over 1 question a day. How can we encourage users to continue to ask more high quality questions and encourage ...
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What should we do about (potential) copyright infringement?

This doesn't concern plagiarism, nor does it concern material that a DMCA take-down notice has been submitted for. It just concerns copyrighted, attributed content. A few weeks ago, we had our first ...
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Can I ask questions about TempleOS and HolyC?

The Temple Operating System has been around in one form or another since 1993 (as TPMOS, FreeDOS, HOPPY, etc). Without commenting on the ridiculousness of all this, would TempleOS and its language, ...
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Would ROM hacking be on-topic?

This poor soul started a proposal which I believe is bound to die from lack of interest. Meanwhile, we had some pretty in-depth questions with even more in-depth answers about programming the "retros"...
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Retrocomputing Software Development Process/Methodologies

I'm curious to know how the software development process has changed since the dawn of the first personal computers. As a current software engineer, I use tools such as Jira and Pivotal Tracker, and ...
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Computing History SE

I was looking through Area 51 recently and I discovered the Computing History proposal. Well, not exactly... I already knew about it (and followed it) before this site launched. The topics are so ...
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Are questions about calculators on-topic?

I recently asked a software recommendation question for a TI-83 series emulator and TI-Basic interpreter. Are questions about calculator hardware, software, and programming languages on-topic for ...
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Is asking for the title of a retro game on-topic?

Firstly, I'd like to say that I've just discovered that this new SE site exists and I'm very excited! There are a few games that I played in my childhood that I would like to play again but I don't ...
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Questions about spare parts

This question Where can I find an external 8-inch floppy disk drive? Raised a couple of issues for me while I think it's just about on topic (given the age of hardware and difficulty ) it does leave ...
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When someone attaches a picture to their post, the SE system automatically attaches a tooltip Enter image description here, inviting the poster to give some alt-text for the image. These tips are ...

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