Questions tagged [asking-questions]
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I added explanation of this question
https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/69367/what-could-have-the-carthagian-do-to-prevent-their-genocide People think I want to "blame" Carthagian by asking those questions. The issue ...
Etiquette/customs/ethics of showing flags or symbols in questions?
I fully figure and support a swastika flag would be off limit. We know what goes with that. We also have flag identification tags, flags are on topic. The Confederate flag would seem off limit, ...
Do we need to clarify what we mean with "famous persons" on our ask/on-topic help page?
A recent question asked about family relatedness and relationship status combination of people: Is the former adviser to the prime minister Dominic Cummings related by marriage to Andrew Wakefield? ...
Why can't I ask a question?
I haven't asked any question in years on History SE. But I can't ask a new question because I got "You have reached your question limit" Why is that? https://history.stackexchange.com/users/...
FAQ: My question has been 'closed', what does it mean?
Why are some questions closed? Is it like deletion?
When do we consider a question to be easily answered by "a simple search"?
Our help-center lists explicitly one symptom that makes a question "off-topic": It is not about: Questions answered by a simple Google search or to be found in a Wikipedia page I see 'a ...
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 ...
Site policy for very heavily-trolled topics
What is the site policy for dealing with questions on very heavily-trolled topics, like Hitler and The Holocaust? We've long had problems with these particular topics, as they seem to be magnets for ...
A question regarding my questions
I have a question about my questions on the History Stack Exchange......perhaps you can assist me in this matter. I have been with the History Stack Exchange for nearly 3 months and have submitted ...
Is using a copyright image in a question considered 'fair use'?
I want to use a screenshot from a movie as part of a question in order to show the object I am referring to. I can't find another image of this object. Will I get in trouble if I use a screenshot ...
Is a question of why a particular historical site is named in a given way when translated to English on topic?
The question is pretty much summarized by the title. I'm in Vietnam, and a particular historical site is consistently called a particular thing when referred to in English. I'm trying to figure out ...
Finding it difficult to ask questions in this area of stackexchange
The recent two questions I have asked have received harsh treatment in my view as a layman. I find the community unwilling to edit questions to achieve the necessary standard. The recent one: https:/...
A Sandbox for Asking Questions
This is an idea we've had for a while. It's widely known that asking questions is pretty difficult on H.SE, and people often get frustrated if their questions get put on hold. On the other hand, if we ...
Why is it wrong to ask for sources?
I understand that most of us are looking for information about events or persons from the past, maybe motivations of their acts, causes or results of what they did. We also have a "historiography" ...
Shouldn't context be more clear?
here, here and in a few other questions, I get the feeling the author assumes all readers to somehow understand these questions are asked from a US point of view and title leaves out context ...
Please help me ask this question
Related to this problem. I kindly ask to help me ask the question so it would be clear for anybody to understand me. Title: Why and how did George V give titles to his generals that he was not ...
What do I do wrong when asking questions?
@Sempahore and I did some chat which started today (24th June 2015 about 11:18 CET), here is the link to full conversation http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/22353368#22353368. As I can ...
Can I ask for identification of public historical event based on the picture?
Can I ask for identification of public historical event based on the provided picture?
Ancient literature, folklore, mythology- is it appropriate to ask questions here?
I have already read this. However I want to know if it is okay to ask a question such as "What references to something exists in ancient literature, folklore, mythology?" Would that be ...
Am I allowed to ask a religious question on this site
I have this question, on Christianity, it's not welcome there and some user stated that i could move it here. Well if i simply copy paste, it will be closed, cross posting. Was Mohamad's father a ...
Could questions here be too localized?
On other sites, such as gamedev.se or stackoverflow, questions can be too localized. example. But on a site that is all about history, what could be too localized? Because history is all about detail.