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Arqade should not suggest Retrocomputing as a good place for game identification requests. For a long time Arqade has had issues with game identification requests. I don't know if your policy now is really the best one (you may not even know!), but what you've settled on is based on long experience with actual problems raised by these requests, trying ...


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There is a long-standing maxim regarding question migration. "Don't migrate crap". That would apply in this case, particularly your first, 'I remember...', group of questions. Identification questions are contentious on SE sites, look at the soul searching on TV&M. But I think they can be useful. As you say, we already have several well-...


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I could contribute with some interesting stories about how I have been developing software for MSX computers during the last 25 years, how I presented a TCP/IP stack written in Z80 assembler as my final thesis in the university, how I wrote a Z80 simulator in C# just for fun (and then a MSX emulator as a proof of concept), and how all of this helped me to ...


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Arqade Well, it took five days but I think it was worth it. This 16.8KB PNG image is 600x500 pixels, so it will display crisp, high-quality pixel art even on Retina displays. I haven't written an alt-text yet, so if anyone has any suggestions as to what it should be please leave a comment. I've written an alt text, but it's not very good. Suggestions for ...


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Community Promotion Adverts Graduated sites show little promotion advertisements in the right-hand panel of their front page. Every year a question is put onto the site's meta asking which other sites should be promoted and how. The highest voted adverts on that question get shown. Example requests for 2016 are: SuperUser and Android Users to name but ...


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I'd be willing to contribute some. My retro experience is mostly with the Tandy / Radio Shack line of computers, Apple IIe's, and Atari 2600 gaming consoles. I do have some experience writing articles/posts (mostly about Cassandra and the NoSQL world), but I'd be happy to help out.


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If you're still looking for people to contribute, I could write some blog posts. I couldn't think of anything to write about at first. As someone too young to have firsthand experience, I don't feel like I'm really an expert in anything "Retrocomputing". I hope I'm not making anyone feel old. :) But after some point in time, there will be nobody left that ...


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The feature you're referring to is called Community promotion ads. This is an example of a meta thread you mention (follow the link for the rules). Community promotion ads are only possible when a site “graduates”, i.e. when it's reached the last stage after private beta (normally 3 weeks) and public beta (as long as it takes to reach a point where the site ...


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I suppose so but probably during public beta. Help on retro machinery in general is pretty rare nowadays so some ads could help out, even answer some of the questions! But ads this early with deviate us in the wrong path I believe. We should be more focused on moderating and producing high quality content so this site reaches public beta. Then we can take ...


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I could post about old Apple machines such as the Apple Lisa and the II.


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I'm happy to do a few posts! Probably mostly on the Atari front though I've picked up some older Macs and a Pentium PC recently.


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I am not, in principle, opposed to ITG questions on this site provided they are about retro games. I don't agree that a question is bad just because it's hard to answer definitively. I do not think such questions should be off topic for this site. However, I do have reservations with another Stack Exchange site advertising this one as being able to answer ...


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While I do agree with most that has been said by Curt - in both of his answers (and more so on the first), I would like to grind it down to a major single point: RC.SE is not about games - but games are a part of RC.SE I always had considered Arqade the main forum for everything game related. And ITG questions are for sure more suited there - unless there'...


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(What I've suggested in this answer pretty much can't be done, given Arqade's policies. I'm leaving this here for a moment for historical purposes, but it should be deleted whenever the time seems right.) This is just my personal opinion as of the time of posting. It should be taken with a grain of salt and attention to this answer's vote count as I'm not ...


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