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Steven R. Drennon was born in Lawton, OK, where he first started writing at the age of 15. He published an epic fantasy novel titled "Rise of the Raven" in the spring of 2011, and another fantasy novel titled "Three for Avadar" was released in the summer of 2011. Since then, Steven has published a total of 37 other titles under different pen names, and he is currently working on a new historical fiction series that will be published under his own name.


Apr
8
comment In the US Civil War, what factors contributed to the Union having such a numerical advantage over the Confederacy?
@Tom Au - My concern now is that the change has made the question one that is more likely to be answered subjectively. The only way I can see it being answered is with specualtion, rather than facts. It's almost like saying "If the south had tanks and bazookas, could they have won?" I'm osrry, but I still don't see it as a good fit.
Mar
17
comment What options India had other than getting its independence from Britain?
I'm trying to see how the edits have made it any better, but I'm still having a difficult time seeing any answer as anything but subjective. The question itself poses several suggesting on what could have happened, which still seems a little leading. In the end, I just don't feel confident that the question truly has an objective answer that isn't driven from speculation. Convince me otherwise and I'll gladly change it. !
Mar
10
comment Recommended order for reading Horatio Hornblower series?
Sorry, but your question does not really fit here. I am going to have to close it, but if you decide to modify it so that it fits our format better, I will consider reopening it.
Feb
21
comment How many non-partisan (independent) legislature members were in the USA compared to the USSR?
This question is being locked because of the excessive number of comments. If you guys want to have a discussion, take it to the chat room. I have also deleted some of the more volatile comments that had devolved into personal attacks. Future comments of that nature will result in the individuals being blocked or accounts suspended.
Feb
7
comment Does (or did) any monarchy have a limited length of tenure?
Guys, if you are going to carry on a debate or discussion, then you need to take it to the chat room. You can leave a message there and then the other person can respond at their convenience, just as you have been doing here. The comments section is not intended for this use. All other comments were deleted, and if you start it up again, future comments will also be deleted.
Jan
21
comment What kind of armor did the soldiers use in pre-gunpowder Southeast Asia?
From what I read, it appears to be a lack of materials and expertise more than anything else. They didn't appear to have much expertise in metalworking, and I would assume that their exposure to European style armor was very limited.
Jan
16
comment When did people start caring for the handicapped?
The question itself seems fine, but the commentary in the body of the message seems to be a problem. It really needs to be cleaned up and edited in the form of a true question.
Jan
3
comment How did Israel win the Six-Day War?
I'm sure that the Egyptians and the Syrians were under the impression that the Israelis were getting the same political pressure and as a result wouldn't attack. From what I remember of that period, I also don't think the Egyptians or Syrians had much respect for or fear of the Israeli military at that time.
Dec
20
comment Scientists who became major political leaders
Sorry, Yannis is right. Even if you ask about only one specific type of scientist, you are still asking for a list, and not an answer.
Dec
19
comment Who is responsible for the partition of Palestine?
First of all, welcome to the site. The reason your initial post was rejected was most likely because it was too short. We prefer that the questions asked here have considerable substance and are specific about the information being requested. I would suggest modifying your question to make it a little more robust, while also removing the irrelevant content that permitted you to make it through the filter. :)
Dec
17
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
I've received a couple of flags suggesting this is not a real answer. I would disagree with that, but I would say that this is not a very good or very complete answer. The whole reason for allowing you to downvote an answer is to send a message about the quality of the answer. That is why I have chosen to downvote it rather than delete it.
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
You guys need to keep in mind that SE is about providing clear and concise answers. It is NOT a forum for discussion or debate, and it is NOT a forum for OPINION. This question is overflowing with all of these things which are clearly stated as being outside of our guidelines. I am going to block this question from further comments. I am not trying to be "heavy-handed", I'm just trying to enforce the rules. If you don't understand which rules, then please consult the FAQ. If anyone would care to dispute my assertion or discuss this further, bring it up on the Meta site.
Dec
11
comment Is this absolute timeline correct?
"Do you agree or do you think this would just be confusing to kids?" Questions like this are most likely to be answered with opinions and discussions. One person may say yes while another says no and a third says maybe. Sorry, "but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion", which is straight from the guidelines. I don't see it as a good fit.
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
Sorry, but based on the number and types of comments, I have to say that this question is only generating a lot of opinion and discussion rather than truly objective answers. I'm leaving it closed. If the comments and discussions continue as they are, I will also block it.
Dec
11
comment Is this absolute timeline correct?
Sorry, but this question can't really be answered objectively, so I have to close it. Any question that is likely to solicit opinion, discussion, or debate is not appropriate for this site. Please read through our FAQ to get a better idea of the kind of questions that are accpetable.
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
I never even looked at the answers. It is the question that is sketchy. Until you can improve the question, I am going to have to close it. We need to have it worded in a way that anyone coming to the site for the first time would be able to understand what is being asked without having to go look it up. Once you reword it I will consider reopening.
Dec
10
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
Could you please reword this question and expand on what exactly you are asking? It is already garnering votes for closing, and I'm definitely leaning towards doing so. BTW - You should NEVER send site visitors elsewhere to get an understanding of what you are asking. Paraphrase the information in your link at the very least.
Dec
6
comment Italian History from 1870-1913: Why did Italy have such a hard time becoming a Great Power like Germany
I'm sorry, but in it's current state, this question does not fit within our guidelines. As it stands it is subject to being answered by opionion or speculation, rather than fact. I am closing the question, but if you would like to modify it so that it fits better within our guidleines, I'll be happy to consider reopening.
Dec
4
comment How did Nazi Germany finance itself during WW2?
Could you please give us a paraphrase of the "detailed reviews" at the very least? Part of our guidelines is to provide a complete answer rather than sending people off to another location to look for it. Otherwise we will have to closew this answer. Thanks!
Nov
29
comment What was the basis for the Nazis to support various ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and elsewhere over the majority populations?
I am assuming that none of the Nazis behind these decisions are still alive or willing to provide their reasons. Therefore this question can only be answered with opinion and speculation, which means it does not fit within our guidelines. If you'd like to reword it I will consider reopening.