It seems that daily we receive several "Where can I find references on ABC?" questions. It seems that there is an unmet need amongst candidates for members of this community/stack for reading lists on broad general topics in history. SO, along the lines of various early **list* questions on Stack Overflow. I am wondering if it might be worthwhile to authorize, as a community, and as a community service, a small number of questions listing some well-founded history approachable by the general public.
If so, I see a few issues that would have to be addressed:
How to determine the number of such questions, while still ensuring that this category does not overwhelm the site. One suggestion might be to allow one such question each month/week.
How to determine which question to open each as above? And who gets the final call.
Any thoughts on the merits of the idea, and on how it could be monitored and (if necessary) policed are welcome.