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Reopen request 74063

The question "Why was Cuba not colonized...?" is closed as too basic; it can be definitively answered by a single link to the relevant topic on Wikipedia or another standard reference source....
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Can someone fix a typo in this tag?

I discovered this tag: https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/austroneisan But it should be nesian not neisan, right? I don't have enough rep to fix it.
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Why was the question about Nikolai Gogol's family name closed?

I've noticed that per-site metas are often littered with complaints/questions about question closure- so here's my own contribution to that genre. I'd like to seek clarification on the closure of this ...
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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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"No longer needed" comment flag for merged question declined

I raised a "no longer needed" flag on a comment in Where do Bulgarians originate from? The comment suggested a duplicate question, specifically What were the origins of the Bulgarian people?....
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Can we please get a tag for Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka, officially known as The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is an island country located in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean near the equator, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, ...
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Will uploaded images, that are no longer referenced, be removed?

I uploaded an image for this question: Is it just a coincidence that the locations of three cities in North America share a unique geographical similarity to three cities in Europe?. I accidentally ...
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Is it okay if you unfreeze my Speculative History Discussion?

If not, can you at least explain why? The reason it froze was because I couldn't think of any interesting topics to talk about until recently. This time, it's actually related to speculative history. ...
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I'm new at History, but why such a fast closing on my questions?

Well, I'm new on this community, but not on others such as Mathematics, Economics, etc. What I'm about to say will probably be a bit unfair, due to my lack of experience on this community, and get me ...
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Why are the hyperlinks in my answer not working?

In my answer to the question How do archaeologists date cave paintings?, the hyperlinks are not working. Instead, it shows up like this (for example): and this: I've tried editing again but the ...
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Can we fix linkage on election page to meta?

It seems that the link for the questions on meta is not working. The link to Meta is noted as https://history.meta.com/tags/election but this should be https://history.meta.stackexchange.com/tags/...
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Why can't I award a bounty of less than 200 on this question?

I put a bounty of 100 on the question Has any national leader ever climbed as far as fast as Ulysses S Grant?. I wanted to split it between two answers but it's not possible (I guess I should have ...
Fruit Monster's user avatar
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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/...
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Is it allowed to ask why a certain word ended up taking a meaning pretty different from its original one?

I'd like to ask about how in lots of spanish speaking countries in South America the word "coger" ("to take" in English) ended as synonym of "having sex". This word doesn'...
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Help with Writing a Question on Historiographical Methodology

I have a question I would like to ask about historiographical methodology, namely how one would go about determining whether a river was navigable in the past and up to what point upstream. However, ...
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Are comparison questions acceptable?

Are comparison questions acceptable? More specifically, I wanted to ask how one would compare the Dutch and Venetian Republics during their zeniths - both were non-monarchical, both thrived on ...
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Why didn't my answer get more upvotes?

As a newcomer to this site I'm trying to understand how it works. I answered the question Who was the first retailer in Monterey, California? and whilst I wouldn't expect my original answer to get ...
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Comments vanishing?

I noticed a few comments on this question have vanished. I'm curious why. They all seemed innocuous. (Mine was just a link to another Stack Exchange Site.) I know the question is closed anyway. ...
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What is the Mother of Dragons hat for?

SPOILER ALERT (for Game of Thrones): For some reason I got this hat that looks like Daenerys' hair (from GoT), my wild guess is since I got the hat due to a posting about mass bombing, then the ...
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Why was my question closed even though it perfectly lies within the boundaries of history?

I asked this question some time back- Why is the Easter Island such a frequent participant in Japanese Comics? The question was closed and my comments weren't answered. I clearly stated that I am ...
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Question about the historical language of a city

I wanted to ask a question about the language spoken in a city before it was conquered by another country. I wanted to know if this question is acceptable. Of course I tried to do my own research ...
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Are there new rules for autodeletion?

I've noticed a couple of times in recent days that questions from new contributors have been deleted automatically by 'Community' for no clear reason. For example; this one isn't a great question but ...
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What is the mysterious "TL;DR" that appears at the top of many Questions and Answers?

TL;DR The above is an example. I put it there intentionally. I see it at the top of a lot of Q's and A's on Main. What is it? Why is it there? Is it kbd shrtcut emoji kewl speak I just don't ...
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Markdown formatting - anchor tag syntax here?

I am trying to get a little fancy with some formatting to include some inline anchors within the body of my Question so I can add links that would allow jumping past sections of my Question Body that ...
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How can i make a question "not on hold"

I have questions that got put on hold. For the first one, i have gotten an answer, however, i would not like it removed, as "put on hold" usually means it is on the "wanted to be removed" list. How ...
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How could I have asked my question better?

I asked a question here on whether the practice of creating a 'Ghost Wall', a practice presented in historical fiction, and in some sources as a historical fact has any historicity to it, or whether ...
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Remove "add citations" label from answer

This label Some of the information contained in this post requires additional references. Please edit to add citations to reliable sources that support the assertions made here. Unsourced ...
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Removing personal details from questions and answers?

Is there a method to completely remove personal details (such as telephone numbers and email addresses) from a post? They are often put in by new users who aren't familiar with the site (or the risks ...
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I Have Been Serial Serial-Down-Voted; What (if Anything) Should I Do?

I have been serial down voted twice in the last three days; first times 5 (although it is possible that a 6th was missed in the roll back) two days ago, and then times 3 today. I have a strong ...
Pieter Geerkens's user avatar
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Request for references when other sources have failed

This is an entirely personal problem, but am not convinced it is unique. I have been trying to find information on London's Foundling Hospital (Coram's Hospital) and can discover very little either ...
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I had a bounty on a question and there are no answers... What do I do?

I had a bounty on a question that had no answers, only comments. I put a bounty on it so people would answer it, and the bounty ended with no answers. I'm currently on the grace period and I don't ...
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Is it possible to change which SE site a chat room I own is tied to?

I recently created the chat room Liftoff, intending it to be a tied to Area 51. However, something must have gotten mixed up while I was creating it, and it ended up being tied to History SE instead ...
George A. Solodun's user avatar
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How to transfer a question from one SE site to another

Recently a question about the Septuagint came up that seemed worthy, but belonged more on Mi Yodeya Stackexchange than on History Stackexchange. Before I've come across questions that were transferred ...
George A. Solodun's user avatar
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Do I earn reputation for scoring posts on Meta?

Recently I added my answer to this question on meta, and soon got a score of 8 on it. I don't, however, see that I received any reputation for this post. Does Meta simply not give reputation to ...
George A. Solodun's user avatar
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Is this the wrong site for this question?

I asked a question which received one down vote with no explanation, and one frivolous, waste of time comment. It is a very important question for me, for something I am writing on deadline. I am ...
aparente001's user avatar
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How do I flag user accounts for deletion?

There are several fly-by-night accounts created for the sole purpose of promoting Holocaust denial. How do I flag them for deletion? Specifically: https://history.stackexchange.com/users/22488/...
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Are questions that can be answered by Googling off-topic?

A little while ago, I asked this question and a senior member voted to close it saying it's a 'trivia' question. He said: Please do preliminary research before posting questions to H:SE as How to ...
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Get privilege before reputation is reached

This morning I received a new privilege, but my last upvote was two days ago and in summary I have not reached the "Awarded At"-limit now. See this screenshot: I checked my Reputation history and I ...
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Who controls the twitter account?

History.SE has a twitter account, but who controls it? Is it controlled by the moderators or is it automated?
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How are unsourced claims attended?

There are times we (at least I) remember something we heard long time ago in part of our lives which is an historical fact, or better said, claim. However we cannot be sure whether the fact is ...
Luis Masuelli's user avatar
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Why do I see this meta question in the main history.SE site?

The question belongs to Meta, and when I click it, I go to this Meta site, but it is being shown in the main history.SE site. Is this normal or a bug? It is the question about Jesus with the [...
Luis Masuelli's user avatar
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Are questions about archeological or geological facts on-topic here?

Most of the times as in the Help Center tells, on-topic stuff is about human-related facts, say: cultures, languages, famous people, political-related, human prehistory. Meanwhile, the item Historical ...
Luis Masuelli's user avatar
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Handling a user with multiple accounts?

It appears that a recent visitor to the History stack, "basque-spaniards", is creating a new account for each visit. I've seen at least 4 accounts but there may be others... https://history....
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A sharp change in rep: what did I do?

It says "voting corrected," but I hadn't noticed anything suspicious, and I'm pretty sure I haven't done any suspicious voting myself either. What gives?
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Meaning of frequent contraction "iirc"

Relative newbie, sorry for the idiot question, but what does iirc in an answer/comment mean? Thank you.
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Share a link badges

I do not quite understand how the "share a link" badges work. Is the idea that you post the URL to some other web site and people click on it? But then how they know you posted the URL? Share the ...
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Is the history.stackexchange .com network getting too stifling in moderation?

I'm finding the moderation on the history.stackexchange.com network a bit too stifling. It's all well and good to strictly separate computer programming Q&As from any semblance of morality or ...
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Can we synonymize the 'soviet-union' and 'soviet' tags?

I noticed that both the soviet-union and soviet tags exist. I propose we synonymize them, keeping the soviet-union tag, in line with the result of Why do we have both "ussr" and "soviet ...
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-1 rep for downvoting?

Yesterday I donwvoted this answer (and upvoted a comment highlighting the problem). Today I saw I received -1 rep, with a link to this answer (which had received another downvote since mine). I really ...
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Is it on topic to ask about this religious practice?

From a historical novel, some Scandinavian peoples were practicing a form of divination, called Wands. They were presented as similar in purpose to modern-day Tarot cards. Can I create a question of ...
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