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Mar
6
comment Soviet-German friendship propaganda posters (1939‒41)
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Feb
18
comment Why did English become Lingua Franca of the modern world?
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Jan
18
comment Is chain mail expensive?
Just because it is more common doesn't mean it is cheaper. You also have to consider the availability of materials and the skills needed to make plate mail compared to chain. Interlocking metal rings is something I could do, but forming metal into a breastplate is not.
Jan
16
comment How long did belief in the Egyptian sun god Ra last?
@Tyler Durden, your comment is based on nothing more than conjecture and has no foundation of proof. The word "amen" can be traced back to the early Hebrew and Greek languages.
Jan
6
comment What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
You need to narrow this down to at least one specific continent/country and one specific decade/century. As it is, this is way too broad.
Dec
26
comment Did Herman Melville write the “textbook” chapters of Moby Dick?
I do not believe this question is at all on-topic for this site. I've tried to think of other sites that we could recommend migrating it to, but it is off-topic for Writer's. If anyone has other suggestions let me know.
Dec
25
comment Number of bullets used in WW2
Welcome Shane. Please provide some sources for your information and preferably a little more detail.
Dec
15
comment Was it controversial when Parliament restricted the suffrage to the Forty Shilling Freeholders in 1430?
I counted at least seven questions in there. You need to narrow this down to something more specific.
Dec
12
comment Where to find a list of participants in The Crusades?
@Rajib, that would be a little bit better, but still rather iffy, because most answers would probably be just links to another site, especially since he is asking for "electronic", which I take to mean online, and we try to discourage questions that result in those types of answers. Even if he were to ask for a list of books or examples of books, that goes against the guidelines as well. It really needs to be asking something specific and not asking for references or lists.
Dec
12
comment Where to find a list of participants in The Crusades?
I totally agree, and over time we will eventually get them cleaned up. Yours just happened to be at the top of the queue when I logged on this evening. Sorry! Please keep in mind that we want questions that can be answered here on this site, and not by sending people away to other sites. Yours is still the latter even after the edit. If you were to narrow it down by asking for an example of some notable dignitaries who participated in a specific Crusade, that would be much more appropriate.
Dec
12
comment Where to find a list of participants in The Crusades?
I'm sorry, but this question does not fit within our guidelines. First of all, you ask for a list, and second of all, you ask for a reference that would take site visitors away from this site. Lastly, what you are asking is far too broad to be answered on this site. As a result, I am going to have to close the question. If you would like to reword it and maybe ask something more specific, then we can consider reopening.
Dec
7
comment Will someone help me understand the following quotation about Calvinism?
Having been involved in the Lutheran church for a good many years, I have participated in a number of bible studies where comparisons between Luther and Calvin were made. These often took a historical slant because you really had to understand how the church in general was perceived at that particular point in history. Because of that, I would deem this question to have some historical merit.
Nov
17
comment Were the borders of British India deliberately poorly demarcated?
Could you provide a source for this answer? Thanks!
Jul
6
comment What does it mean that the early supreme court “gave themselves” the power of judicial review?
This question is being locked temporarily. Vector and Semaphore, you guys have turned the comments into a discussion. Take it up in chat, but don't use the comments.
Jan
1
comment When and by whom was the Tirupati Tirumala temple in India built?
Could you please provide some source(s) to substantiate this information?
Jan
1
comment What was the ratio of German to Soviet losses on eastern front during different stages of the war?
Could you please provide some sources to substantiate these numbers?
Dec
28
comment How was the first official geographical border established in Europe?
In its current form, this question is not appropriate for this site. It is basically asking for a list of sources, which is taboo. I believe this has the potential to be a good question, so if someone would like to try to edit it, we can consider reopening.
Dec
11
comment What was the fate of most SS members after World War II?
But this site is not a forum for discussing or debating historical matters or topics. It is a question and answer site: period. If the comments start devolving into discussion or debate again, then they will be deleted and if necessary, so will the question.
Dec
10
comment Iranian casualties during the first world war (1917-1919)?
I deleted a number of comments because they pertained to the question before it was edited or to other matters, such as whether or not to reopen the question.
Dec
10
comment What was the fate of most SS members after World War II?
I have deleted all the comments from the question as well as the answer because there was too much discussion centered around the way the question was originally posted. I believe the new wording for the question makes it much more suitable and have therefore decided not to close it. If the rest of the community disagrees then you may continue with the vote to close.