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Is it OK to answer old questions?

Because I'm quite new in this group, I'm reading archives and sometimes find interesting questions. Some of them already have answers, some -- also accepted answers. But I feel I can answer in another ...
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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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Why do we have both "ussr" and "soviet union" as tags? Can we merge them?

As you now know, there are two distinct tags, one labeled soviet-union and the other ussr. Given that the latter stands for "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics", I propose to merge them, perhaps ...
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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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Wikipedia Versus S.E History

What questions do I just go to Wikipedia for versus asking the questions here please provide exacting guidelines?
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My reason for using this platform

I have long had an interest in history, and always heard these far fetched rumors which are the basis for most of my questions so far as they come up regularly. When I saw this platform I was like ...
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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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I believe that an OP jhas just threatened me in a comment

This question resulted in a lengthy discussion between OP and myself, culminating in this comment by OP: @PieterGeerkens, the whole world in watching you. – George Chen 54 mins ago I had already ...
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Merge [war] into [warfare]

We have a war tag and a warfare tag, that I think should be merged, in the context of the site they mean exactly the same. I'd prefer warfare to be the master tag, but that's not really important.
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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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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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