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As a novice user, who mostly browses the site, it seems to fulfil three distinct purposes: Computer history, both documented and anecdotal. This might include systems, software, programming languages and social or business history. Maintaining old systems in the present. This includes programming retro systems, or using languages that have fallen out of ...


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It's not just novices. We have some documentation here on meta describing the site's norms and expectations (e.g. scope), but our culture has drifted since then. Our unwritten rules have drifted, and not always in (what I see as) a good way. What's worse, each user's expectations have drifted separately. Right now, (by my reckoning,) the expectations of ...


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