I have a question about how to best preserve an object which is of some historical value - is that on topic here?

  • What kind of object is it? Maybe Chemistry group would be appropriate.
    – Voitcus
    Sep 3, 2013 at 19:16
  • They appear to be photographic litho print plates. I'm just having a hard time finding a suitable group on SE to ask... Sep 3, 2013 at 20:52
  • @JamesSnell I was going to suggest Photography.SE, but then I noticed you've already tried the site. Not sure your question is on topic there, but hey, it's not closed yet.
    – yannis
    Sep 3, 2013 at 22:39
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    An upvote for asking before posting.
    – T.E.D. Mod
    Sep 4, 2013 at 13:36
  • If it's of genealogical value, it might be appropriate on Genealogy & Family History
    – Luke_0
    Sep 5, 2013 at 1:56
  • It's not as it goes, although I might pay them a visit with a question I have... :) Sep 5, 2013 at 19:57

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No that question is not really on topic here. Taken from the Help Center:

What topics can I ask about here?

History Stack Exchange is for historians and history buffs. If you have a question about:

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Then you are in the right place.

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  • Genealogy
  • Asking for reference material
  • Questions answered by a simple Google search or to be found in a Wikipedia page
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Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

However, all hope is not lost. As the Help Center continues:

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    Thanks, I didn't see any links to the FAQ from the homepage so I thought best to ask in meta first. Sep 3, 2013 at 20:53
  • It's actually called the help center now. :) That's probably the source of confusion.
    – Luke_0
    Sep 5, 2013 at 1:55

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