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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2013[edit]

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I agree that discontinued isn't needed. The reason it was there, was to discourage people who don't read MOS:TENSE from changing the whole article to past tense. Note also the example: The PDP-10 is a discontinued mainframe computer family. But I agree with your change to 709. Gah4 (talk) 02:09, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. Hm, if it says that at PDP-10 I guess I would change it too. I briefly thought about that, that perhaps numerous articles use that sort of wording. But I decided not to try and eradicate them all, but if I encounter them, I would probably change them --Nczempin (talk) 11:30, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
I am slowly changing the articles in past tense to present. Note that it is the architecture, the design of the machine, and not individual implementations, that is described. It should be present tense even if no actual machines exist, or ever existed. But many articles are past tense, or more usual a mix of tense. Well, events, such as the actual designing or sale of the machine are still past tense. The PDP-10 addition to MOS:TENSE was added (by someone else) when I changed the article, while sitting next to a running PDP-10 a few years ago. Gah4 (talk) 14:40, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
It sounds like you've got it covered :-) --Nczempin (talk) 22:05, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Oh, I just read MOS:TENSE and now I understand the entirety of what you mean. --Nczempin (talk) 22:09, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Plus, I totally agree with your points on family vs. individual models. The vast majority of these (possibly all) should be in the present tense, especially in the definition. Usually some things will be in the present, some in the past. "The xy is a family of computers that was popular in the 70s". Any such statement would only make sense in the past tense if a) it was something, then became something else or b) it was something, then became not the something (which I guess includes a) --Nczempin (talk) 22:25, 29 December 2017 (UTC)