I think [brand-model] is preferable to the shorthand version for tags.
We should create this synonym
c64 → commodore-64
apple2 → apple-ii
And so on.
As for why: this is how tags are traditionally used, consider we do this by default with status-completed, status-declined, &c.
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 ...
I'm new to SE so I can't say for certain but it seems unnecessary to me. Any question broad enough to just need the CPU tag would probably be too broad to be a good question anyway. Anything narrow enough to be a good question should just need the tag for the specific CPU (or CPUs) it deals with.
You're right, the convention we've adopted is to have hyphens. I've created the ti-99 synonym.
I have not created a texas-instruments or ti. We can do that as and when necessary.
The recommendation here is that use of a tag containing only a manufacturer name should only be applied if discussing more than one product of that manufacturer. Tagging with,...
Yes, it is true that this year's Winterbash will run from 19 December to 8 January.
We at Retrocomputing could opt out as a site.
There is also another way. Any individual who wishes to opt out will be able to do so. There will be an "I hate hats" button on the site. You will then not be awarded hats and will not see the hats of others.
My personal ...
Seems sensible - I've done this.
Incidentally, users with 1250 total reputation and 5 in the tag can vote for synonyms. Four votes and the synonym is created without moderator intervention. Details here.
(I know for a new tag nobody will have the 5 in the tag yet)
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.
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 ...
Thanks; there was a bug on the "tag engine" (the backend system that deals with this stuff) that failed to update the "count" of an index when that index was being reduced to zero (it is fine when reducing in general - just the zero case is the problem). This meant it was happily reporting data that it knew wasn't "featured" (or whatevever) any more. ...
Given that the company was always known as Data General and, as far as I know, never used any execrable affectations like camel case or mis-capitalisation, then yes, it should be hyphenated.
That would keep it consistent with our other tags.
status-completed, according to Marc Gravell on Meta.SE:
Thanks to @IlmariKaronen's excellent detective work, it looks like
refer[r]er plays a strong role here. The good news is that we've
already done the work to make markdown-mini emit rel="nofollow noreferrer" links (rather than just rel="nofollow"); this should
have the happy accident of fixing ...
When there aren't sufficient users to review the queues, as a Stack Exchange Community Manger, I usually pick up the slack. But as we near the appointment of the pro tem Moderators for this site, I tend to get behind as I have to sort through what is an immediate need versus what is better left to the new mods. Apologies.
I believe that registering such tags as synonyms is a good thing that benefits everyone. Different people have different ideas of how the tag might be called and thus will initially just use what comes to their mind.
With registered synonyms, those tags will automatically get promoted to the canonical rendition, thus in effect reducing unwanted redundancy. ...
updating post history, 2 rows affected
updating posts, 2 rows affected
removing/renaming old tag, 1 rows affected
tag remapping of [data-general] and [datageneral] complete!
Tag successfully renamed.
In general, tags should be hyphenated.