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I agree with the idea since duplicate tags are never good, but propose we ditch the acronym and rename the tag to world-war-one or something similar. This removes the discussion of how we indicate the numeral and makes it clear from the start what the tag is about to people who are not familiar with one or more of the acronyms. It might then also be a good ...


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I'm going to propose a help center modification based on the pro-prehistory position. What I'm proposing would be to add the following entry near the end of our "What topics can I ask about here?" list: Human Prehistory We would also add the following entry near the end of our "It is not about" list: General (non-human) Prehistory So it would read (...


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TL:DR We discuss historiography on H:SE, and the site is richer for that discussion. Google can provide trivial facts and dates; a true understanding of history requies an understanding of the "changing interpretation of those events". Supporting arguments Furay and Salevouris (1988) define historiography as "the study of the way history has been and is ...


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Is it beneficial? No, it's bloody stupid, and aggravates the non-Anglophone question drought I've been complaining of.


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Regardless of whether they get merged, ww2 and world-war-2 should be marked synonyms in the same way that wwii already is. In fact, we could do with a good cleanup of tag synonyms: cultural-history should be a synonym of culture political-history should be a synonym of politics social-history should be a synonym of society And many more. If you are able, ...


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Oded's theory, that someone upvoted then rescinded the upvote, makes the most sense to me. That's kinda sad though, in a grade-school "Psyche!" kind of way. So I went and found a couple of quite worthy posts of yours and upvoted them. You now really have 3,500+ rep, and should for real be able to protect questions. Use your new power responsibly please.


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That's the way I'd always heard it too. Just as a sanity check, "Thirty Years' War" is how it is in Wikipedia as well. IMHO, the "30 year war" variant is wrong enough that it wouldn't really help anyone out as a synonym, so its 4 questions should just be retagged properly (to the other tag name). After a week or 3 with nothing tagged that ...


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It does look like there's a meta.stackexchange question about this already. The accepted answer there says it was done to most non-language stacks to combat a wave of East Asian spam. A mod comment later affirms this, and implies it might be turned off later if the wave passes. One of the answers there does provide a work-around. It looks a bit painful to ...


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They are all accepted and high voted; some very highly for beta site volume. Since content is more important than user existentialism: Yes, I believe they should be restored on en masse; in alignment with the site's cc-by-sa license. Providing other members agree.


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Fixed. Thanks for reporting it!


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Nuke it. In the presence of north-america, which has 41 questions (More than thrice the number of questions using the other tag), has a better usage excerpt and due to the fact that it is hosted on History.SE implies that the tag is about history, we ought to destroy the redundant tag. I propose that we retag the 12 questions tagged with north-american-...


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I performed the merge while indicating they were synonyms. I think that was the appropriate response. Thanks for raising this.


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There is now a new tag world-war-one that contains the info from the old ww1 and the extended info from the old wwi (if I did it right). Its child synonyms are wwi and ww1. It contains 103 questions. There is also now a new tag world-war-two that is essentially a rename of the old world-war-2 (which appeared to be our previous master synonym). Its child ...


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Looking them over, it looks pretty clear that ww2 is the main tag. It has an actual tag description, way more entries (350ish compared to 17), and there's a ww1 tag to go with it. However, there are a decent amount of questions under world-war-2. So should it be a synonym, or just merged? At the moment I'm feeling partial to making it a synonym (or rather ...


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I think this has been cleaned up now. If you see any other questions or answers like this, put a link here, and someone with edit rights can fix them.


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A moderator has the capability of merging two questions, so what is normally done in this circumstance I believe is to first close the question as a dup and then flag the question and request a moderator perform a merger. I think I will take this as such a request. After looking them both over, I concurr that they are asking the same thing, and will perform ...


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Historiography has been added to the list of appropriate questions here. Additionally, I included a link to a decent academic page defining historiography broadly, because I know it is not a terribly well-known term. As Mark C. Wallace pointed out, there are two very key components to asking these questions, just like any others: Questions must be ...


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