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65 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Is the “How things work” analogy valid?

Recently our site editor posed the question 'do we need a history site' and expressed that his recommendation would be to close the site based on the 'how things work' problem. The 'how things work' ...
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What is the intent of the 'world' tag?

Is world intended to be about global history aka "world history"? The SE description isn't too clear to me, although it does seem to lean in that direction Questions related to the history of the ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are there any ways in which we can get more users to visit History meta?

Looking at the posts over the past couple of weeks, it's evident that getting more people to visit meta, taking a little time to inform themselves and to see what others' concerns and opinions are, ...
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Recruit Two Historians by the End of June

So I know of at least two friends who are historians, one with a bachelor's degree and another who is a graduate student currently studying the development of socialism throughout the twentieth ...
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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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What's the best way to ask about supporting sources?

@MohammadSakibArifin has asked a number of questions similar to Did Muhammad send a letter to the ruler of the Byzantine empire?. At first, I misunderstood the questions; I thought these questions ...
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Policy about referencing other (non StackExchange) site for an answer?

Today I saw this question Was Textile Armour More Effective at Stopping Arrows than Mail? and my first thought was "Wow, that seems very specific and difficult to find info for". I mean, unless this ...
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Closing Answers?

On the question What was wrong with Hitler's left hand? an answer from a brand new user actually garnered a threat of "closure" (I thought answers got deleted, not closed?) for not including ...
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What should be our policy on requests for sources or references?

Recently, there were several questions containing requests for sources or references, or what I consider "reading list" questions. Other sites routinely close such questions. We tend to allow them, ...
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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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casus-belli tag?

Casus belli is a Latin expression meaning "an act or event that provokes or is used to justify war" (literally, "a case of war"). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casus_belli Might there have been ...
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Where is the best place to tell people about free online history courses?

Several MOOC providers now offer free (to audit*) history courses. For example, Coursera has a free, 7-week, online course from Wesleyan University on The Ancient Greeks starting tomorrow (4 September ...

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