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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 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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tag-synonyms and tagging to attract experts/journalists/students of history?

I was thinking about how we can use superiour features of Stackexchange to attract those people to this site. I made already the suggestion to tag historically, not only thematically. Another thing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between tags "monarchy" and "kingdom"?

I suggest they would be combined. As I read questions of kingdom they all could be moved to monarchy.
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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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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 ...
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What are the major components of a well-formed question?

I've gotten off to a strange start at this site. The first question AND answer I posted here were both well received, which seemed to create a false sense of confidence on how to actually use the site ...
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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 ...
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How can somebody suggest a new tag?

What's the best way for a person without tag privileges to suggest a new tag? In this particular case it's about tag "Bulgaria", which I believe doesn't need further explanations. I couldn't find any ...
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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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How do I rescind an edit review?

I accidentally approved https://history.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/5786 . Can I cancel or rescind that action somehow? First, I did not even get a chance to look at it before my hand ...
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Tag synonym suggestion: world-war-2 -> ww2

There's a world-war-2 with eight questions that should probably be made a synonym for ww2. I'd suggest it myself but, as is usual for tag synonyms, I don't have the reputation or answer score ...
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How do I disagree with a flag?

Processing my review queue, I found that I was asked to evaluate someone elses flag that a given answer was "not an answer". If I agree, I hit the "flag or disagree" button, and click accept. I don'...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Is there a comment button for the history stack-exchange?

Hi I'm an avid member of the stack-exchange sites. As a history major I love the idea of a history Q&A site and the formatting, style and overall design of the Stack-exchange sites presents a ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to completely erase an answer?

I want this deleted answer to be completely erased: https://history.stackexchange.com/a/10002/466 Is it possible?
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Will someone please delete the tag "democeracy"

It is just a misspelling of democracy that the OP didn't intend to use I'm sure.
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Why can't I edit certain questions?

I don't have edit privileges yet, but I can submit edits for review which I have done a few times. But certain questions don't show me the edit option, such as this one. I had just corrected the title ...
Travis Christian's user avatar
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Missing a reason for bounty

I just created a bounty and I would required to select one of the following reasons: Authoritative reference needed Canonical answer required Current answer are outdated Draw attention Improve ...
Tyson Williams's user avatar
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The default color for the title of visited questions

In most stack exchange websites which I have visited, the color of the title of an already visited question is lighter than a non-visited question. Visually this is helpful. In History.SE the visited ...
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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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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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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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Are genealogical questions on-topic here?

I recently came across some information that indicated a spike in the usage of my given name (Mark) in the 1960s, and wanted to see if there was a cause for it. Would such questions be on-topic here? ...
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What is wrong with my tags summaries?

A couple weeks ago I spent some time to add wiki tags summaries for many void tags. Some of them were accepted (thank you), but some are rejected. Please explain what I did wrong, so I could not make ...
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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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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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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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"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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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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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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Can a mod restore a user's self deleted answers en masse?

While going through old questions I keep coming across answers by this user. As the remaining answers would suggest, they are generally at least of a decent quality, and many are very good. The ...
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I Recieved an Error Trying to Add A Synonym, Why?

I tried to propose a tag synonym for ww2, but I received the error "Only moderators can propose version specific synonyms". I thought after 1200 rep, you were able to propose tag synonyms. Does ...
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