A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
For questions and discussion about the Retrocomputing Meta site itself.
For instruction and guidance on closing or migrating questions and the reasons therefor.
For questions regarding user accounts on the Retrocomputing site.
For questions about the process of asking questions.
For questions and discussion regarding recent activity on the site.
For the process of identifying and closing questions that have the same possible answers as another question because they are essentially the same.
Regarding the bounty process.
For discussion of the specifics of a particular question asked on Retrocomputing.SE.
the primary way users gain reputation. It also affects the ranking of posts.
Regarding the interaction of Retrocomputing within StackExchange network as a whole
awarded to encourage and incentivize positive community actions within the site.
a measurement of a user's contributions to the site. The extent to which the community "trusts" that user.
For questions specific to votes on a post.
Regarding answers that have been deleted from the Retrocomputing site.
For questions and discusstion regarding the moderation tools available to users with a reputation of 10,000 (2,000 on Beta site) or higher.
For questions and discussion regarding the badges awarded for prowess in a specific tag.
An online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".
Regarding the inbox notification area.
For reporting 404-Not Found errors you've encountered on Retrocomputing or discussing the error page itself.
For questions and discussion regarding a specific answer posted on the Retrocomputing site.
the answer the question owner thought best met their needs. This tag is for discussing issues related to accepted answers, not indicating that a question has an accepted answer.
a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used on the Retrocomputing site for formatting posts.
For questions about the user interface elements that make up this site.
Regarding the search facility on the site