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Oct
27
comment Building of the pyramids
I'm not sure what is being asked here. Who planned the pyramids as in a person? Which civilization? Or is this a Skeptics issue regarding the "super strange theory" you allude to but never actually ask about? I'm sorry, I have to close this as vague and incomplete.
Oct
13
comment When did steel first appear?
@SethRogers╬Ę: No it is not appropriate, or even particularly helpful. When Internet users search for this information, all this site does is draw users away from the original source. But it's also the questions that are a problem. If they can be so easily answered by looking up the word and cutting-pasting the answer, this site will never leave private beta. But, no, it doesn't help that the answerers don't even attempt to add some sort of insight into the subject. Is the subject of History really this uninspired and mind-numbingly tedious, or is it just this site?
Oct
12
comment When did steel first appear?
@noocyte: If the history experts on this site don't have problems to solve that aren't already well-documented in "General Reference" sources, this site has already failed. We don't need a site that only adds another level of indirection between the question and the cited answer. See the "How Things Work" problem: meta.history.stackexchange.com/questions/3/…
Oct
12
comment When did steel first appear?
@DantheMan: When the answer is copied from another source, you can hardly complain about the duplicate content. Seriously, if this site can't do better than copying a bunch of reference material, it is not going to get out of private beta.
Oct
12
comment How many troops died on D-day?
@ChristopherRayl: When you both simply pull the answer from another website, you can hardly lay claim to exclusivity. If this is what this site is going to become, it's never going to get out of private beta.