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.
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,...
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)
The system doesn't allow one to create tags except if they have at least one question; any tags that are created will be treated as orphaned and automatically deleted after 24 hours.
I see that you have posted this question; I've added the ibm-pcjr and tandy-1000 tags to it, thus creating the tags. I'm not sure that ibm-pc-tandy is right, as IBM didn't ...
Looking at the questions, I think it is best to create a tag-synonym, as people are still using the tags interchangeably. If this is not disputed, I will super-vote the proposal and create the synonym.
It sounds like the maintenance tag covers topics like cleaning and more. I say instead of making them synonyms just remove cleaning and expand the description of the maintenance tag to explain the broad scope of this tag.
You've got a good point about numbers, but I think in this realm people will actually be more familiar with 386 than they would with 80386, and in that scenario I'd be hesitant to use intel-386 unless it specifically referred to an Intel chip since in those days competing manufacturers could also make a chip called a 386.
While personally I associate 6502 ...
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. ...
Shouldn't we create a tag on "Electronika BK"
Makes sense. Thus added as electronika-bk to cover all models (0010/11).
This machine seems to pop up often on retrocomputing
With just three questions so far the term 'often' is maybe a bit ahead of time.
As of now, it doesn't make much sense to restrict it to the BK-0010 series or put in synonyms.
I'm having difficulty reconciling Raffzahn's position that we should have a huge number of aliases, and Ross Ridge's position (as best I can tell; I can't get a clear answer) that we have no aliases and just a trs-80-model-100 tag.
I'm thinking of dealing with this by punting on most of it, instead just creating just the trs-80-model-100 tag, describing it ...
I just asked a question about the 8080. My tag choices were 8080 and intel-8080. I chose the later because it's more informative. Wikipedia calls it the Intel 8080.
As of writing, when you type 80, the suggestions are z80, 8080, atari-800, motorola-68000 and 80286, so having more specific tags will not hinder finding the right tags. Note that the tags are ...
There are two dimensions to be considered here. One is cosmetic-versus-functional and the other is working-versus-not-working. Cosmetic would be things like retrobriting yellowed plastic, cleaning cases, replacing broken keycaps, fixing squeaking mechanical parts; functional would be changing batteries, cleaning up after capacitor leaks, re-soldering ...