Questions tagged [site-policy]

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Do we wish to request the AI warning banner as mentioned on Meta?

The meta site is promoting a banner which would be used to warn a prospective user that AI generated content is not permitted. It must be requested to be installed on a per site basis. We’ve recently ...
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May we deprecate the [policy] tag?

Recommend that we deprecate the tag policy and use the tag site-policy That will enable searching on site-policy to return posts that articulate the policy and culture of H:SE. That, in turn, will ...
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Should there be a policy on History SE for the use of AI-generated answers?

With the public release of ChatGPT, which uses AI to create conversational responses to questions, there has been discussion of banning such answers from the SE network. At least a couple of SE sites ...
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Is History the right site to ask why success in war seems to be usually measured in recent gains in area and not damage to the enemy fighting ability?

I was watching a video giving analysis of the the war in Ukraine. This is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNh0heEi1EY. Not for the first time, I found myself wondering why the focus of the ...
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How should moderators deal with comments, when should those be pruned, deleted or "moved to chat"?

The present situation regarding comments seems to be deteriorating. Bad comments stay, good comments go, and the site does not get any better with this. Bad comments left standing We all know what ...
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Are comments a forum for (possible) trolling?

This question received 6 good serious answers, and 32 up votes. Yet I have been beset by comments suggesting - that I should not question a dramatic depiction of early 20th century USA, that my "...
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What is the policy concerning previously destroyed accounts returning under new names?

I am curious concerning policy concerning individuals which have previously held accounts which were subsequently destroyed, starting up new accounts at a later date. It seems like this might be ...
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What is not in scope?

History Stack Exchange is for historians and history buffs. Denialism is not history; denialism is not in scope for History Stack Exchange. Questions or answers that rely on denialist sources or ...
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Comprehensive policy on tagging WW2 questions

In light of the recent controversy and edit wars over tagging, it is clear that History.SE needs a community consensus on tagging. I would therefore like to initiate discussions on tagging specific ...
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Why do we continue to re-open low-quality questions and upvote these together with low quality answers?

There is this really egregiously zero-researched question: When did the number of motor driven vehicles surpass the number of horse driven vehicles in Paris? Putting in the keywords of the current ...
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How do we determine site policy, how do we reach consensus about it?

It is unclear to me and others how we determine 'official' site policy. We have a lot of questions and answers surrounding our site policy here on meta. Some have a lot of views, some have a lot of ...
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Meta-meta Site Policy on History.SE — FAQ

This is the central repository for how we do things on History.StackExchange. This complements and extends our Help-Centre, which is limited in space and slow to change. Welcome to new users FAQ: ...
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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 ...
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