When I saw the question https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/775/deaths-caused-by-the-doctrine-of-humors I began to think that this might be a useful type of wiki question; although I think this particular one would be a bad example. In the ParentingSE that I am a member of there are a few questions, one of which is mine Strategies for preventing Diaper Rash (so I may be biased here), which have wiki type answers. It may fit the format there but I was wondering how we might handle questions here? Some historical questions might fit into this category, where just one answer won't suffice, but many answers might be a good response to a broader historical question on some topic. Although I think this is rare, and I have one question in mind that might benefit from this sort of format, I was wondering what the thoughts on this were. It does tend to go against the one-answer with sources rule that has been generally following on the HistorySE, but with judicious use some answers might benefit from this.

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It was the typical useless question - there is no chance that somebody who stumbles upon it later learns anything useful from it. So definitely not appropriate on this site. See also: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/08/the-future-of-community-wiki/

  • Agreed, that question was not worth it but I have seen others that were best answered that way. It was why I asked.
    – MichaelF
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 13:05

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