>>567788 Before /his/, I thought I would make an account on that shit website to discuss history. Wrong, because you need a dick billion sources or else they delete your posts. Don't write according to their version of history - boom, you're gone.
The only places on Reddit to go are Antipozi and Europeans tbqh. MapPorn is good, too.
>>567856 I've been reading about history since I learned to read. How the fuck am I supposed to know who wrote a book I remember reading something in a decade ago? I have collected knowledge from hundreds of books and in the last decade and a half also from the internet.
Anyway, I usually just cite Slovene encyclopedias. That way, there is a source but only a few readers could actually make sure I wrote from that book. I fucking hate sources. It's like you're writing a university asignment with every post.
>>567788 >not fun. >generally unprovocative and uninteresting questions, followed by safe, though otherwise reliable, answers >no banter >a general emphasis on the daily life of an average joe in the year XXXX rather than on notable events and individuals in history >casual answers and discussion are not allowed >you can't call someone a little bitch when they act like one >there is one "correct" answer to every question held above all others, established by the votes of the uninformed >you can't start threads to show off something good, you can only respond to redditors or ask questions yourself >irony is unproductive and downvoted until it disappears it's basically a learning resource for people who want quick answers to history-related questions, and who trust the community there.
the general layout of the site ensures that your reply is specifically addressed to only one person, so the further down the comments you go, it becomes more and more unlikely that anyone but the person you're talking to will ever see your post
it's a very "us vs. them" set-up, with more uneducated people asking historians about things, and then discussing their answers. This also means that unless there is a large amount of their historians just waiting for a chance to answer stupid questions in the comments all day, you can't reference anything more high-brow than Jared Diamond and expect anyone to know about it.
Basically what I'm saying is that /his/ is far closer to legitimate historians shooting the shit in their spare time than /r/askhistorians or any other popular history forum like it will ever be. I don't want to spend my time teaching people things they could just take 30 seconds to research, and that's all that site is.
>>567937 That's a very good analysis. Don't forget that the website runs on internet points and shitty repetitive jokes.
But goddamn, then there's Imgur. I made an account there so I could save maps. I don't get a lot of traffic with my map posting but when I do, it's stupid fucking comments from some brain-dead imbeciles making the worst fucking unfunny jokes possible or saying some shit about playing grand strategy games.
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