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Proposal to permit reference questions on SE

H:SE has an ongoing debate concerning whether requests for references are appropriate. Recently we've had some new opinions, which I find persuasive, and I'd like to offer a proposed change for ...
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What Can We Do To Improve the Site

I recently read T.E.D.'s post on the recent cancellation of quite a few sites here at SE. I was wondering what we could do to improve the site's performance. Here are some thoughts: We seem to be ...
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Correcting wrong answers: a question of trustworthiness of history.SE

Is there any way to correct the wrong answers in the Wrong answers are accepted as the correct answer in some questions. When googling the results from history.SE also appear on the first ...
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Please modify "What topics can I ask about here?" to include historiography

That our on-topic indicator What topics can I ask about here? be modified to include after the dot point "Factual current political history questions" Historiography
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Introducing The Reference Desk

In my humble opinion, a lot of new visitors come to this stack reasonably expecting help finding historical sources, and often get their fingers burned. For this reason I have set up a new chat room ...
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Book recommendations in History Stack Exchange

Why is book recommendation considered off topic in History SE? It seems so snobbish. Many most vibrant SE's like Mathematics have book recommendations. Can we have too please? It encourages personal ...
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How can you tell "political questions" apart from "historical questions"?

As I got it here after some hours of joining, It is not allowed to ask political questions though, it is very difficult to differ them from each other completely and in many cases they are melted ...
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Suggesting improvements to the "Citation needed" label or post notice

Some answers do not meet the desired quality standards. Frequently these quality problems are caused by a lack of citations and/or sources/references. Ideally these answers then get a "Citation needed"...
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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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Keyword warning

The original stack overflow site has some "dirty" words and if you use them you get, I think, a warning before it lets you post. I think in some cases you cannot even post a question that has certain ...
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We need a notification system for voters after an edit was made to a voted-on post

Comments are meant to help the original poster to refine a question or an answer. If a poster listens to this advice or criticism and does edit post, the quality of the post is thought to improve. ...
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When will the "beta" be over?

As a software developer who was developing software before the terms "alpha" and "beta" got invented, I can categorically state that the way people use the term "beta" is completely stupid, and a ...
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Badgering over sources

The information page for this Stack Exchange site says that sources are not required, and moreover that questions are not supposed to ask for sources. Nevertheless, a Wikipedia-like witchhunt over ...
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