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Tag: "apple" or "apple2"? "apple2gs" or "appleiigs"?

The way tags have been traditionally used on other sites (including this meta) is to have a hyphen: apple-ii for questions about the Apple II apple-iigs for questions about the Apple IIgs apple for ...
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Sigh... we already have [c64] and [commodore-64]

I think [brand-model] is preferable to the shorthand version for tags. We should create this synonym c64 → commodore-64 Equally apple2 → apple-ii And so on. As for why: this is how ...
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Should the Famicom and NES tags be synonyms?

The tags famicom and nes should be synonyms. They are two different versions of the same console; zx-spectrum covers both the ZX (English) and Inves (Spanish) versions of this machine, for example.
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Tag Discussion: coco or color-computer

Let's use color-computer because it is what it seems exactly what it is and coco just sounds like this is a tag for cuckoo questions. Basically, keep color-computer and remove coco.
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Should we have tags for the various decades?

I would say no. They would at best be meta-tags, that is, tags that couldn't stand alone on a question. We have been running the site for the best part of three years without them. I would suggest ...
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Do we need the CPU tag?

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 ...
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Should we have tags for the various decades?

Should 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, etc. have their own tags? No. While many developments can be tied to a period of five or maybe 10 years relevance/usage, this period is almost completely asynchonous with ...
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Tag Discussion: coco or color-computer

Let's prefer color-computer, completely rejecting coco for a tag.
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How to render tags for the Amiga Workbench? Include or exclude the version number?

It might be worth having both version-specific and generic tags for the Workbench. I'm modelling it from SO, where we have a python tag as well as python-3.x, python-2.7. Questions about the ...
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sega-genesis and sega-mega-drive should be tag synonyms

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 ...
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Should the ti99 tag be changed to ti-99?

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 ...
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sixty eight thousand 68000 tags

Good catch. To compare with other practice, 8080 is a main tag and intel-8080 is a synonym that points to it. So, I would suggest we should use 68000, and point motorola-68000 to it. We could then ...
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Can we add ibm-pcjr and tandy-pc tags?

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 ...
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How to tag questions about processor instruction sets (machine code)?

In the case of the PDP question, I think instruction-set is an excellent tag since that's what the question is specifically dealing with. For the Z80 vs 8080 question though, I think the argument ...
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To burnate, or not to burnate?

Burnination is probably unnecessary at the moment. But I could see an argument for making computer an intrinsic tag. If it comes up again, please let me know so that I can make the change. color is ...
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New [trs-80] tag conundrum

Raffzahn has already covered what I intended to post as an answer... pretty much exactly, actually! However, there is one point which I would like to add to: Having a generic Tandy tag might be a ...
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What reputation level is necessary to create and edit tags?

The reputation levels are like this: 150 Create a tag. This is the bare creation of the tag, no tag wiki or guidance. Nobody else has to approve the creation. You create a tag simply by typing it ...
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Tag: [macintosh] or [apple-macintosh], [amiga] or [commodore-amiga]

I would think that apple would only be required when the tag is referring to the name of the product that contains apple (like you mentioned, apple-ii) or you need to disambiguate it from something ...
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Manufacturer tags

It seems that these have proven useful, largely for tagging questions about uncommon hardware by these manufacturers that don't have their own tags. In future we may want to use hardware-specific tags ...
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Which is better: [intel-8080] or [8080]? Do we need both?

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 ...
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How to tag questions about processor instruction sets (machine code)?

For this usage I would go for instruction-set for preference. opcode implies a question about the behaviour or use of a specific instruction rather than the set as a whole. instruction-set-...
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Should we have tags for the various decades?

I was falling on the "I don't see how they help side," and I'm now convinced by the other arguments here against such tags. However, we do currently have tags 1990s and 1950s, and someone's recently ...
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Should we clean up/orthogonalize the microprocessor/architecture/CPU tags?

Cleaning up the tags is a good thing but not necessarily the same as deleting the manufacturer! I would be inclined to keep the manufacturer. There is no great benefit in short/cryptic tags, all-...
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Should [datageneral] have a hyphen?

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 ...
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New [trs-80] tag conundrum

You're right, 1/3/4 is one family, while 2/12/16 is another. Also, it's, at least as of now, useless to have tags for every model. So maybe two tags (plus CoCo) will do it. There is one caveat about ...
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Can we please review the pending edits in the suggested edit queue?

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 ...
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To burnate, or not to burnate?

The two you mention are meta tags and unnecessary. We should nip them in the bud before they become a nuisance. Retag the questions and let the Roomba do its thing.
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Sigh... we already have [c64] and [commodore-64]

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 ...
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Tag: "apple" or "apple2"? "apple2gs" or "appleiigs"?

Because of the convention for lower-case tags, i or ii or iigs doesn't look great and isn't intuitive. The most concise and readable tags are: apple1, apple2, apple3 and apple2gs. Besides, there is ...
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