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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site? [duplicate]

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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Is there a logo for this site?

I haven't seen anybody asking this. I just went to check some statistics about the Retrocomputing site and one of them featured a cloud of StackExchange sites, each one with its logo with a size ...
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Clubs/meetups: in scope?

Are threads like this one about clubs/meetups on topic for the site? It's so far off from my concept of a "retrocomputing" SE site that I've got no idea what to think about it, but it's clearly not ...
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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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Are retro games on-topic?

Retro gaming consoles are on-topic, so it makes sense that retro games should be too. In proposal some people voted against games though, so I'm asking to make sure we agree.
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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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How to decide whether to post a question on retrocomputing or on some other Stack Exchange website

Other Stack Exchange websites cover a wide range of possible questions one can ask about computers: software recommendations: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ questions about running/using ...
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Are history of software, technical concepts or other not touchable computing-related things on-topic? [duplicate]

Do we want to have questions involving history of software? What about software development i.e. retro programming languages and compilers etc? Should we restrict any question types in this topic? ...
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Would new machines built with old parts be on-topic?

It seems obvious enough that questions about an Osborne 1 computer would be on-topic here, but what about new machines built using old 8-bit microprocessors? There are still computer kits available ...
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Is the history of companies/people related to computing on-topic?

Do we also want to support questions that are not about hardware or software, but about a company or person that was important in the history of computing? For example one could ask stuff about the ...
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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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What constitutes “computing”?

Related: What constitutes "retro"? Which kind of machines and software do we consider on topic? Are programmable calculators part of this site? What about electronic typewriters (some of ...
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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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Are retro gaming consoles on-topic?

Should questions about retro gaming consoles and related topic (their hardware, games and so on) be on-topic? I tried to find an answer in the help, to no avail.
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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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Are hypothetical questions about device I do not own (any more) on-topic?

Let's say I owned a pretty retro device some years ago, but it broke beyond my repairing capabilities and I trashed it. Would it be still on-topic to ask e.g. how I could have fixed a specific error ...
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What should we name our chatroom?

I get it. It's the second day in private beta and this questions shows up out of nowhere. I understand this question might be slightly early, but this is a question in the real essential questions for ...
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Is computing history inherently on-topic?

Are questions about the history of computer systems on-topic, even when there's no intent of running them now? This site is about retrocomputing, not about computing history. But computing history is ...
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Is emulation on topic?

I think we should discuss whether emulation is on-topic, and in particular these three cases are substantially different and probably deserve different treatments: Usage or recommendations of ...
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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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Vote Early, Vote Often!

I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question" is actually unsolicited advice, based on our experience from the initial ...
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Promoting retro appropriate sites on SE Retro

Many SE sites have a place for "community ads" on the right-hand side. SE Retrocomputing itself was promoted on SE Electronics (and possibly others.) It can also be a place for non SE sites of ...
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What constitutes “retro”?

Every community has it's own opinion on what constitutes "retro" - more than x generations ago, more than x years old etc. Whilst it's very subjective, and the subject of much debate, will there (...
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Do we want questions asking for software or other resources?

A common problem with historical computers is a lack of accessible documentation or software. Other sites, like Stack Overflow have a strict policy on prohibiting questions asking for pointers to off-...

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