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Proposed tag merge: ancient rome & roman empire

what about merging these tags? ancient-rome + roman-empire
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How should we format the community wiki answer to list-type questions?

Some of you may have noticed, but there's a tentative experiment going on in Destruction of iconic structures in wars of the 20th century and later, where we answer list type questions with community ...
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Leading scholarly history of modern China (1644 to ~1980)? [closed]

(I posted this at the History SE and was directed to post it here.) I'm studying Chinese history on my own and hope an expert in the field could recommend a/the leading, scholarly history covering ...
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Are questions about the Historical Method in scope

Why Write another History Book? is a question that has been closed. It's not a strong question and that's probably for the best, but I'm not sure people are right to say it's out of scope. A better ...
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Why was this question closed?

https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/7605/why-hendry-ford-antisemitic-and-was-he It's a bit muddled but the basic premise is a sound question: was Ford antisemitic?
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Alternative platform to ask history-related questions that are off-topic on history.se?

Okay, so our policy is that questions that are opinion based, asking for lists, asking for references, speculative, "what-do-you-think-of-x" etc. are off-topic on history.se. While I agree and ...
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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?
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Allow reference requests? [duplicate]

Remind me again why we do not allow reference requests? While I can see this as being "not helpful" for a particular idiosyncratic problem, for a general problem ("Best books on the Seven Years War?") ...
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Who decides whether a question is “Too basic” and don't you think that is counterproductive?

I am writing as a history-lover and avid researcher of almost everything. I have been a member here for a while, though I haven't posted much. This as an earnest attempt to address what I think is a ...
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Do we have a policy on questions trivially answered by well-sourced Wiki articles?

This question caught my eye: At what point did mapmaking begin to accurately reflect what we now know about the earth? It seems to be exaustively answerable by a relevant Wiki article. Do we have a ...
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Are questions about hypothetical events off topic?

I have a question of the type "how would history have changed if ...", the stereotype being Hitler wins WWII (but not that one). It is mentioned in this page that questions about "...
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very hard to meet the sites' standards

I am not a historian, just an enthusiast with no formal history training. I tried to write a question, but in comments, was referred to Wikipedia pages (Wikipedia is in my opinion, not an authorative ...
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What distinction are we making in the 'economics' and 'economy' tags?

I'm looking at two particular tags on this site: economics and economy. Perusing the list of questions for each, I'm not seeing any clear difference between them. Should these two tags be merged?
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Nonconstructive amounts of recent down voting/closures

Update: The question referred to in this post was edited and the problem was fixed this morning. It is still closed at this time and still attracted down voters. Please do consider re-opening the poor ...
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How is History SE not like Skeptics SE? How to best parse this phrase?

A comment below the currently deleted just now undeleted question How did the US military "put the 'go slow'" on the use of force in the Vietnam War since the Tet Offensive? begins ...
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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 ...
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Japanese Period Names

There was a similar topic recently on China and I was confused trying to tag my Japanese question so I figured this could be helpful. Presently, Japan-classed tags include japan, classical-japan, ...
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Should we require some proficiency in English for questions?

This question is prompted now by this post: https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/10096/a-martial-art-person-who-got-injured-by-his-hand-when-he-broke-so-many-tiles-wit, but it has been ...
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Europe and other continental tags

As of today, the "europe" tag was used with 69 questions. Some of them are added to questions about things that have matter to overall history of the European civilization, while some others to ...
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What should we do about questions regarding “fake news” or “fake history?”

I'm referring to questions like this one about whether Mozart was ever called "Wolfie" in real life, as he was in a play, or this one, about whether or not King Henry VIII was protected by nightly ...
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Is historicity/unbiasedness of history books on-topic on History.se? How about recommendations?

As the title says: can I ask about historicity / unbiasedness of a history book on-topic? Since I think this is also related How about book/source recommendations for knowing more about a certain ...
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Creation of a “Schleswig-Holstein” regional tag?

I think it's a good idea to have tags for sub-national regions, for questions specific to those regions. For example, bavaria exists and I also created silesia for one of my questions but ...
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Why does every post here gets downvoted and disregarded?

Why does every post here gets downvoted and disregarded, even though many users here are not even professional historians? Much condescension and feeling of self value, for someone as partial, dont ...
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How to ask a question at SE History? Is there a Template?

Stack Exchange, in general, should be a place where experts in a particular field can provide each other with mutual support, and a place where people who are not experts can received help from ...
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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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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 ...
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Will the historians please stand up?

For a year or so, I hung out on the sidelines, content with occasional commenting (and carping). I will admit that now that I am actively posting, I have a somewhat better impression. Some of the ...
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Is it okay to ask a question where you feel you “know” the answer, but fear what you DON'T know?

I asked this question with an answer in mind. What were General Johnston's options during the Atlanta campaign? In the opening paragraph of my answer (posted several days later), I expressed the ...
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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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Are questions on racial stereotypes in the US on-topic?

I fancy asking questions about racial stereotypes in the US. Would they be on-topic? What is the origin of the stereotype that Polish people lack intelligence? is. Example: p. 258 of The Good Lawyer ...
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Comments discussing reasons to close?

I don't know about you, it seems counterproductive to place explanations of why people vote to close in the comments and just seems to incentivise the closing of good, solid questions. When reviewing ...
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Why is history.SE such a hostile place?

I'm completely taken aback by the reaction to this question and my own answer to it. The person is a new contributor who asks a difficult and complicated question that shows evidence of prior ...
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Quality in questions and answers

Expanding on this guys question, who IMO was too friendly to stirr up people: Why is history.SE such a hostile place? I agree with them in one point: the aggressive downvoting and instinctive closing ...
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Closing of the question on Best Books for WWII

Recently my question asking for references for best books on WWII was closed. I want to point out that similar questions have been asked on sites like this before - a good example is this question on ...
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Working with references is not a History?

I have asked a question about interpretation of references in literature and was told that this is not a history question! Here is the question that I'm referring: Understanding what these ...
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What to do about obvious trolls? Is this what the “report” button is for?

What to do about obvious trolls? Is this what the "report" button is for? I don't want to single anyone out, because, in my opinion, the problem is endemic, but here is but a couple of examples: ...

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