9 votes

Could we consider merging HSM into History?

I'm not sure on what basis you're claiming this site is doing poorly. If you're talking about the Area 51 statistics, those are related to site graduation. This site targetting a small enough niche I ...
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Has hsm lost sight of what it's stack exchange is for?

The account you've given above is an extraordinarily one-sided view of what happened over the past 24 hours. There are several things you left out: Version 1 of your question included the passage ...
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8 votes

What is HSMSE policy on ChatGPT?

We have no way to tell if the author of a well-written and well-documented answer might have used ChatGPT, but ChatGPT itself is not yet a trustworthy source. I consider any ChatGPT answer without ...
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7 votes

Do we want hats (2016 edition)?

Please upvote this answer if you would like for this site to participate in the Winter Bash 2016, or downvote this answer if you would like for this site not to participate.
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Do we want to change the link about MathJax help?

The one on the Math Stack Exchange site seems quite comprehensive. Also in its favour is that it has been there for quite a while so any flaws should have been spotted and corrected by now. I would ...
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6 votes
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Are "was this known before"-type question on topic?

I'm going to go ahead and propose that questions of this type should be considered off-topic, if it is posed without further motivation, but can be on-topic if sufficient prior research has been done, ...
Danu's user avatar
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6 votes
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Is the xkcd feed in the chat really necessary?

Nope. I'm going to cite myself from about two years ago: It's kind of sad when xkcd is more active in chat than anyone else. A long time ago That was April 12, 2015. I think we can all agree ...
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5 votes
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Two tags for the 18th century

It is unclear to me whether century tags are useful at all, but in any case we certainly don't need two for the same time period. I merged 18c into 18th-century.
Logan M's user avatar
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5 votes

Should we reduce the criteria for gold badges?

The criteria for (gold) badges are, as far as I know, the same across all Stack Exchange sites. We, the moderators, certainly do not have any control over them. Therefore, this is not the right place ...
Danu's user avatar
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5 votes
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This tag is [history]

Yes, I agree that the [history] tag is completely useless. As per this meta post, it might be possible to block the tag altogether, but first we should probably "burninate" it, which really ...
Danu's user avatar
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5 votes

Tagging of names, revisited

I have a very utilitarian view of tagging. A tag that's applied to only one question may describe the question accurately, but it's probably not very helpful for organizing the site. A rule of thumb I ...
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We need a challenge or something

I've mulled this over a wee bit, and put together some sort of response. So, the post on Worldbuilding you linked was inspired in part by our fortnightly no-longer-regular topic challenges, which I ...
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Those who do not know [history] are doomed to recreate it

Looks like the problem is with the way the block was implemented (as site mods can verify on this page, which lists all blocked tags and other blocked input for the site). The regex for this ...
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5 votes

Will our Beta label be removed?

In fact, the answer to your question is YES! We, the moderators, were recently informed that, on December 16th, 2021, we will officially lose the Beta label and become a fully-fledged Stack Exchange ...
Danu's user avatar
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5 votes

Do we want to change the link about MathJax help?

The "MathJax help" link on HSM.SE (and this Meta site) has been changed to point to this Math Meta post, per the top answer to this discussion. Let us know if you encounter any problems!
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4 votes

Einstein did, Einstein didn't

I think that, in principle, questions of this type (challenging Einstein's work) are welcome on this site. If you feel that in any particular post there is a problem with e.g. the motivation behind ...
Danu's user avatar
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4 votes

Make questions about counter-factual history off-topic

I think questions about counterfactual history should be directed to the world-building stack exchange. I'm not a member of that community, but my gut feeling is that they would belong there. Of ...
Josiah Yoder's user avatar
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Do we have a recommended limit on edits per day?

Yes, there is a consensus - do not make minor edits (at least not in bulk) to too old posts. And even if the edit is somewhat substantial, I would recommend not making too many of them as all of those ...
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3 votes
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Why must edits have at least six characters?

This rule is present on all Stack Exchange sites for suggested edits. The reason is that very small edits like this still requires multiple users to look at your edit and approve it. For very minor ...
Logan M's user avatar
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3 votes
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Suggestion of tag removal

That question is now closed and has a net negative score, so it will automatically be deleted after a week or so. At that time, the tags will automatically be removed from the site if no new questions ...
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3 votes

Are questions about the history of pseudoscience on-topic?

Generally speaking, these questions don't belong on this site. The expertise that we are trying to foster is an understanding of the historical context of science and math, such as the culture of the ...
Logan M's user avatar
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3 votes

Writing history posts for the math.SE blog

Putting a status-declined on this question feels a little too mean, but the Math SE blog (along with most other SE community blogs) has been shut down, so the original aim of this question is kind of.....
Pops's user avatar
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3 votes

Could we consider merging HSM into History?

I disagree with the premise in the current answer. It's similar in spirit to the answer that got the most upvotes in this Area 51 question. But I honestly think both of these answers are wrong. ...
Denis de Bernardy's user avatar
3 votes

Please stop asking for sources

While often on Chemistry of Physics I will find (or happen to have sitting around more often) a good, often old, paper to address the question. Or older sources come up naturally while answering ...
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3 votes

Errata for Jeff Miller's "Earliest ..."

(Sorry, I haven’t noticed this until now!) An address is found at symbols. Many years ago, I sent a few things and they turned up after vetting by the writer of the relevant entry. My impression is ...
Francois Ziegler's user avatar
3 votes

Questions about notation

A strong indication that many questions about notation are on-topic is that the tag (notation) has (as of today) 84 questions, at least half of which are well received. I personally think the "Why ...
Ben's user avatar
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3 votes

Let there be [contributions]

I think that this tag is not a good idea, because one could rephrase almost any type of scientific work as "a contribution to [...]". Therefore, this tag would not convey any meaningful ...
Danu's user avatar
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3 votes
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Bounties on my question

You already received an answer, and moreover you accepted it, meaning you're (reasonably) satisfied with it. That may deter other users from posting another answer. Otherwise, a bounty is just like an ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
3 votes
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Please help remove a spam post on the main site

Thank you for calling attention to the spam post, and my apologies for the slow reaction. The post has now been deleted.
Danu's user avatar
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