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Why did a moderator uniterally remove from HNQ 'Why command hierarchy, if the chain of command is standing next to each other?'

Why command hierarchy, if the chain of command is standing next to each other? has already been well answered. So I ask merely out of curiosity.
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The tag [nazi] is redundant with [nazism] and [nazi-germany]

The tag nazi is redundant with the tags nazi-germany and nazism. In addition, it’s rather ambiguous in meaning: while the other two tags refer to a specific period in Germany’s history, and a specific ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Are HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) questions on topic?

HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) is the study and recreation of how people fought and duelled with one another in Europe during the mediaeval and Renaissance period. It has been popularised in ...
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Surprisingly few people related tags

While asking my last question I noticed that there wasn't any Louis XIV tag. There seems to be enough questions that relate to him that there ought to be. I was then curious to see if other ...
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What should we do with potentially offensive usernames?

How does one flag potentially offensive usernames like "Anti-American Anti-Zionist". And more importantly, should we be allowing such usernames in our community?
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Dealing with abusive comments

This question has engendered a good few comments, ranging from the merely patronising to the frankly abusive. Do we have a policy/protocol on such "conversations"?
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Should we close questions with answers?

"What is the relationship between land grants & titles?" has two answers, but was closed as "too broad". I respect the closure and am not asking for a re-open, but for a discussion of our cultural ...
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unsure this question would belong in law or history or elsewhere?

I would like to ask a question about the law of civilian court martials: under what circumstances and which present day military forces allow it? So I was going to put this in history. But would law ...
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What to do about “caesar” and “julius-caesar” that currently mean the same person?

I just noticed that there are two tags for the same person, caesar and julius-caesar. Here are the links: caesar and julius-caesar. julius-caesar has no uage guidance, but caesar has: Questions ...
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Do we want a Cyprus tag?

Methinks probably, but putting it out for discussion. In case the community decides we do need the tag, I've found only a few relevant questions: Makarios III's harsh quote on Turkish Cypriots ...
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Do we object less to sexism than to racism?

I am concerned (that's a lie, I'm hopping mad, but trying to be measured and scholarly) about the sexism around this question and some of the comments, where women's suffrage, access to education, ...
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Creating / adding new tags for existing questions without swamping the home page

I am currently doing a little research into some aspects relating to the Sasanian Empire for another project, and I thought it might be useful to see what questions have been asked and answered here. ...
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What's our opinion and resulting policy regarding the new Hot Network Questions features?

The Hot Network Questions (HNQ) algorithm was changed a little time ago. Along with these changes, an event in the question timelines is created if it goes on the list, and moderators now have an ...
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Can the mods email a possibly disgruntled user?

This question from a new user got well received after OP clarified her intents. Unfortunately, she seems to have taken offense that we initially wondered if she was a neo-nazi troll, and never came ...
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Dealing with questions from younger users

I would like to raise a slight concern about the treatment of this question. Yes, it's a bad question, and, no, we're not here to do people's homework for them. But the sheer naivete suggests the ...
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Question about the historical language of a city

I wanted to ask a question about the language spoken in a city before it was conquered by another country. I wanted to know if this question is acceptable. Of course I tried to do my own research ...
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Should questions be edited that were recently put “on hold”?

Some of us are avid editors and try to improve with friendly edits any post that needs improvement. For higher rep users this seems like the default behaviour, as it is just a good thing. Well is it? ...
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Is there a “leader board” for bounties?

I just spent a little time looking at the leader board for History SE. Pretty fun to look at. Impressive as well. Is there a way to see a snapshot of "all-time" leaders for bounties? a year-by-year ...
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What is the intent of the 'world' tag?

Is world intended to be about global history aka "world history"? The SE description isn't too clear to me, although it does seem to lean in that direction Questions related to the history of the ...
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Is it OK to ask for the religion of a specific person?

I would like to ask this question "What was the religion of Samuel Insull?" (he was a very important businessman who greatly contributed to creating an integrated electrical infrastructure in the ...
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How to graduate from Beta

I prefer this site. So I am enjoying it. But unfortunately, as I did enjoy Philosophy SE, which would've been the last SE to graduate the Beta, there seems to need more tighten belts to accomplish it....
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What's wrong with this question that asks if there was slaves that were treated well?

Are there records of any American slave owner treat their slave well? It seems like an objective, if not to difficult answer, question. Yet it has a score of -4. What's wrong with it?
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Is it allowed to ask what's the origin and how a certain stereotype expanded?

Precisely, I'd like to ask about the stereotype of why asians are considered bad drivers in, at least, North america. I guess that, in a broad sense, that could be considered history, but I'm not ...
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How to enforce much stronger standards for answers touching Nazi/Holocaust topics?

What is "Holocaust Denial and Distortion"? The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum article on "Holocaust Denial and Distortion" provides a short answer and good starting point to differentiates ...
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What should be our policy on requests for sources or references?

Recently, there were several questions containing requests for sources or references, or what I consider "reading list" questions. Other sites routinely close such questions. We tend to allow them, ...
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Are questions about data sources acceptable here?

I often need somewhat specific historical data for research purposes (I'm a doctoral student), and sometimes I'm not able to find such data through a Google/library/ICPSR/etc. search, hence this ...
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How should we deal with answers reading the question a bit differently than OP intended (frame challenge)?

Sometimes we get questions that are "not good enough", as anyone individual might think; and as opinions differ: on quite a few questions. So much so that we do not reach a consensus on "badness". ...
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Are there new rules for autodeletion?

I've noticed a couple of times in recent days that questions from new contributors have been deleted automatically by 'Community' for no clear reason. For example; this one isn't a great question but ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Unilateral closure of quotes

Can I check this unilateral closure? Doesn't it still relate to history, notwithstanding "a figure of speech, the implication of which is explained right afterwards in the source quote"?
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Is it improper / unethical to post a question on H:SE, to which I already know the answer?

I was recently investigating some statistics related to the music industry and came across some interesting information that I was not aware of (though I should have been). I started to post a ...
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Standard comment situations: suggestions for close votes and down votes

Downvotes and close votes should always be accompanied by a comment. While not strictly required as per SE policy this is especially important for new users. We should direct our criticism at bad or ...
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What is the typically preferred length of an HistorySE answer and what factors influence that?

There is some tension between different parts fo the documentation here on Meta, the help docs, user comments and voting behaviour. One banner says: "We are looking for long answers", and ...
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Can anyone offer suggestions on how I can improve my answer regarding Soviets handing over Jews to the Nazis?

I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions and voting on Questions and Answers is a private thing - but my understanding on the casting of Up and Down votes on Main is supposed to be with ...
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How should H:SE deal with questions about race?

Could H:SE develop some community guidance to assist people to ask questions about race? Someone asked a question about racial classification. In dismay over the number of downvotes, he asked if the ...
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May I request canonical resources?

I'm no history buff; I have a general interest in history which extends about as far as regular, common-spoken, well-known facts (or potential myths, depending on one's sources). Now, however, my ...
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What is the mysterious “TL;DR” that appears at the top of many Questions and Answers?

TL;DR The above is an example. I put it there intentionally. I see it at the top of a lot of Q's and A's on Main. What is it? Why is it there? Is it kbd shrtcut emoji kewl speak I just don't ...
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Markdown formatting - anchor tag syntax here?

I am trying to get a little fancy with some formatting to include some inline anchors within the body of my Question so I can add links that would allow jumping past sections of my Question Body that ...
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How can i make a question “not on hold”

I have questions that got put on hold. For the first one, i have gotten an answer, however, i would not like it removed, as "put on hold" usually means it is on the "wanted to be removed" list. How ...
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What can be done to best provide appropriate help to students?

It seems over past week or so that more and more questions are being posted on Main from young students seeking help with homework or test assignments. I am opposed to doing anyone's homework for ...
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What to do with closed question about phobias

I asked this question and it was closed and got a lot of downvotes: How long have people been having nightmares about showing up to school wearing only underwear? I'm wondering what to do about it. ...
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(How) can I make a request for movie recommendations on topic?

Is this a question for meta, rather than the main site, or would it be on topic there? I was thinking of asking on the SO movies site, first on meta, if it woule be on topic there, but I think that ...
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Why have I got many downvotes on my second question?

I’m asking this because, I have asked a simple question in here ”Questions about Thracia” and then all sudden, I got downvotes. For what? It was not even necessary to downvote. If I got 7 downvotes ...
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Is there a Question Coach team, or discussion area available where one can get help framing a difficult question?

I started and discarded five versions of a question I want to ask about German doctors in the Hitler era (not all were Nazis) participating in euthanasia programs, grotesque human experimentation, and ...
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Still banned from asking questions

Am still banned from asking questions at History SE. Not sure why. Kindly remove the question ban. If the question ban is not removed this is the prospective historical question that perhaps another ...
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How could I have asked my question better?

I asked a question here on whether the practice of creating a 'Ghost Wall', a practice presented in historical fiction, and in some sources as a historical fact has any historicity to it, or whether ...
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Is there a guide for adding appropriate tags?

I have recently earned the ability to add Tags but I am hesitant to do so without some guidance on what kind of Tags would be useful and acceptable and what kind of Tags would simply be noise. I ...
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Can't close duplicate questions now?

It appears new rules don't allow closing duplicate questions if the earlier question does not have an answer? Perhaps I am just using the close function wrong, if so, my apologies. When I attempted ...
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Suggesting improvements to the “Citation needed” label or post notice

Some answers do not meet the desired quality standards. Frequently these quality problems are caused by a lack of citations and/or sources/references. Ideally these answers then get a "Citation needed"...

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