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Are advertisements on-topic?

I'd like to ask when a symbolism was first used to promote something. Is this on-topic?
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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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We're graduating!

Retrocomputing Stack Exchange is leaving beta in mid-December. What is beta? As the (somewhat out of date) Help Center article says: “Beta” means that the site is still being defined and constructed ...
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Would it be OK to crosspost an identification question from the SF&F SE that has not received any answers for years?

My family's first computer was a TRS-80 Color Computer 2. We later acquired a CoCo 3. I've had some luck in getting game identification questions answered on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack ...
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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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Question mischaracterized as off-topic

A while back I posted a question about GoldenEye glitching out when you press down on a chip in the N64 controller. The question was closed for being off-topic, presumably because it was about a ...
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Should [m68k] and [motorola-680x0] tags be merged?

m68k currently has 18 questions: For questions about processors in the Motorola 68k (68000 series) range. Commonly used in Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Sinclair QL and Sharp X68000 computers. ...
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CRT repair and restoration safety resources

Inspired by the CRT safety related aspect of this recent repair question: Why might my CRT fry any HOT I put in it? Shouldn't this be more a question for electronics.stackexchange.com? – chthon ...
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Why is the question about running Windows 95 in DOSBox supposedly off-topic?

The meta question Is emulation on topic? has multiple highly upvoted answers, all of which agree that emulation of retro systems is generally on-topic, to one extent or another. The top-voted answer (...
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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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Could this site change its title to retro and micro computing?

I noticed that KaiOS devices being third in usage and quite popular in India have very limited support. Would this site consider becoming more general to micro computing or potentially at minimum ...
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Can we do something to discourage ‘armchair history’ answers?

Every once in a while, when someone asks a history question, there is a flurry of attempts to answer the question without referring to any supporting historical evidence. At best, such answers are ...
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Yikes! How did I earn 300 reputation yesterday if a user can only earn 200 reputation a day?

The Reputation tab of my user profile looks like this: However, according to the Help Center, a user may only earn 200 reputation a day. So why did I earn 300 reputation in a day?
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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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Promoting an event

I'm launching a series of meetups that focuses on a specific part of retrocomputing. However, Retrocomputing Stack Exchange doesn't have community ads, the main chat room seems quite inactive, and the ...
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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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Why restrict history questions? (Or: Can we not restrict history questions?)

(I know that there are approximately 10000 posts here with essentially the same topic. I wanted to explain my position and to put forward some ideas about changing the rules. If nothing happens as a ...
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"Delete" versus "vote to delete"?

I was looking at this off-topic posting. Hovering over the "delete" link offered me the chance to "vote to delete". Since I concurred with the consensus that it was essentially a ...
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How can the VHS steganography question be made on-topic?

This question is about this question: How can extra (digital) data be hidden on VCR/VHS tapes? I think this is a good question. I like it, it's interesting, and its answers provide insight into the ...
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Don't answer a question you want to close

I noticed while closing a question that a person had voted to close and written an answer. It is not the first time I see it, nor the first stack. This is of course not only inconsistent but also ...
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The "cleanup" badge seems to be awarded for bad behaviour

Scenario: a new user posts a rant disguised as a question. An attentive forum member (justifiably, IMO) removes the ranting in an attempt to salvage the question. The new user will have none of it, ...
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Are questions about legacy telephony (POTS/PSTN/ISDN) considered on topic?

Pretty much as the the title asked. I'm hacking around with a lot of retro ISDN equipment right now and learning about the protocols involved. A lot of my questions kind of tie in to old PSTN networks ...
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User references broken?

User references (at sign, user name) seem to be broken today, at least in comments. If I type an at-sign followed by some letters, I no longer get a suggestion for completion. If I type the full user ...
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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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Why do my Not An Answer flags keep getting declined or disputed?

Every now and again I flag something as not trying to answer the question (maybe extra tangential information), but then the flag is disputed or declined. Am I too trigger-happy with my flagging or ...
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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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Are the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP systems finally considered retro?

The GBA was released in 2001 and discontinued in 2010 in North America, and was considered on-topic as of 2016 (6 years post-discontinuance and 15 years post-release). The NDS was released in 2004 and ...
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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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Please delete 17394

Can somebody please delete my obscure question about technology nobody uses, and which seems unlikely to lead to anything useful. The existing answer does not even attempt to address the question, it ...
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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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What is the etiquette around wiki answers?

I asked a simple question, to which I knew the answer for one system. I wanted to create a knowledge base for similar, but different systems, so I started a community wiki answer and have invited ...
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Is it time to update the rules for questions about game consoles?

This question was almost directly closed: How is it possible that the NPC party members in Breath of Fire III for PlayStation often "get stuck"? These questions are still open: What data ...
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Are pinball machines and coin-boxes on topic?

Retrogaming seems to be acceptable as a topic for retrocomputing, and this seems to admit arcade games that involve some form of computational element. But we're also seeing questions about pinball ...
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Unifying tag spellings

It’s not that big of a deal, but I have noticed there are a couple of tags that correspond to versions of a product line that are spelt differently from tags corresponding to other members of that ...
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Are questions about Windows 2000 on-topic for this site?

I would like to know if questions about Windows 2000 are on-topic for this site. I saw a meta question from almost 4 years ago asking if Windows XP is on-topic for this site. One of the answers ...
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Elaborate clarifications lost with chat room deletion

Under this question, I asked the poster a number of clarifying questions in the comments. The clarifications have quickly become rather unwieldy, so I decided to move the discussion to chat (with the ...
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Is it RCSE policy that you must register and maintain a single name to participate?

The recent questions by pseudonymous emulator user(s) got me thinking. In this question wizzwizz4 said the following: It would be a lot easier for us if you stuck with one account. I'm here purely ...
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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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What's up with the emulation questions lately?

As I am sure many have seen, there is an ongoing barrage of posts about how awful N64 emulators are. These are constantly being posted under various user names, and being deleted shortly after being ...
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Would this site be open to adopting WindowsPhone in 5 years?

In 5 years windows phone will be vintage and although updates have stalled at this point would this site be open to taking windows phone? This has been discussed briefly on the other site. This would ...
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How is it "opinion-based" to ask about the fact that all current emulators "suck" when it actually is true?

I tried asking this yesterday: How is it possible that video game console emulators perpetually suck? Actually, I asked it earlier in the day, but it was mysteriously "memoryholed", as if ...
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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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Is retro telecom / networking on topic?

So we had an interesting request on the Network Engineering Stack Exchange asking about X.25, Frame-Relay and ATM switching. The dedicated X.25 devices from the 70's and 80's are pretty solidly retro ...
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It is impossible to get the Vox Populi badge

I have voted 30 times today, which is the maximum. I have used my daily quota. But for me, the Vox Populi badge shows the progress bar 30/40 — the badge is awarded after 40 votes all on one day. Is ...
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Never a user suspended. What can we learn from you?

I'm more active on a few other sites, but I wish to learn from sites that are doing particularly well. I noticed from these: 2018: a year in moderation 2019: a year in moderation that mods have ...
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Fujitsu Lifebook 280dx

Would questions on the hardware and upgrades of a Fujitsu Lifebook 280dx be on-topic? Its an Pentium 233 MHz laptop that shipped with NT/95.
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So how did a closed question come back to life?

This hot mess of a question — unclear and rambling — got closed, but then got reopened despite a 3:2 vote against reopening. How, and why?
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Congratulations, Raffzahn, on reaching 100k reputation!

Yesterday, Raffzahn became the first user to reach 100 000 rep, earned from 10 questions and 893 answers. Some statistics: Over 1 in 4 questions have an answer by Raffzahn. Over 1 in 3 meta ...
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Why can I not comment, on either my questions or answers or anyone elses?

Why can I not comment, on either my questions or answers or anyone elses ? I have much more than 50 reputation And a large label placed on my profile says "You've earned a new privilege! You can ...

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