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I just realized I have at least four different questions involving the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer. Does it make sense to add a tag for it? If so, ought it to be ? ? ?

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  • Hmm. I don't think it adds much value but neither is it damaging. – Valorum Feb 19 at 13:35
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I don't think it matters either way but without a good case that we do need it I'd err on the side of not creating it.

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Most common tags already exist on a mature site. You should always favor existing tags; only create new tags when you feel you can make a strong case that your question does cover a new topic that nobody else has asked about before on this site.

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Currently these questions are covered under , I'm not sure a would add much value on top of that. Besides if you're mentioning it in the text you're not really increasing it's "searchability" only the categorisation.

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  • To be honest this seems to me to be one of those tags that could be useful but without an argument saying why it would be I can't see it and so see no need for it. – TheLethalCarrot Feb 19 at 13:48
  • That does make sense. – FuzzyBoots Feb 19 at 14:14
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I think it could be a useful tag, so I'd err on the side of creating it.

Like I've said before, a tag is a Bat-signal for experts. And expert is quite broad here: professional experts, avid fans, creators of content, and so on.

In this case, you're trying to identify a work that was published on a given platform, that platform being the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer. You're likely to get an answer from someone who is an expert — in some fashion — on the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer.
How would you attract such an expert? By tagging your question with or a similar suitable tag.

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  • Also makes sense. :-D – FuzzyBoots Feb 19 at 15:00
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    1 reason against this we don't want platform specific tags for everything, that's just going to create a web of noise. Starting down that road will lead to trouble later on. PC game? [pc], [windows], [windows-7] etc. And that's before consoles and what not. – TheLethalCarrot Feb 19 at 15:00
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    [video-games] doesn't have that many questions that we really need to start mini categories within it. – TheLethalCarrot Feb 19 at 15:01
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    And FWIW I think we should usually err on the side of not creating a tag if we don't need it. Our tag system is already a mess, we don't need more tags for no good reason just because to help clutter and confuse matters. – TheLethalCarrot Feb 19 at 15:03

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