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I want to add to Brett's position on this, which is: historical questions are valid as long as there is a way to give a concise, accurate and fact based answer. We have to draw a line somewhere. Historical questions, like all others, should exhibit a compelling reason to be answered on NE. I could come up with a long list of trivia questions, which ...


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First item on the help center: https://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic


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No question is ever closed on a SE site without a reason given. While there may or may not be a comment by those closing the question, the close statement always provides some sort guidance to what is wrong and at least one link to the help center. For example, a question closed for being off topic includes this text on our site: This question appears to be ...


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Your first case may seem ok, but it's too broad and will be answered with too much opinion. How a specific device -- and to some extent, the specific firmware -- handles things would be much more concrete. But unless you have the source code, you'd still be flirting with opinion. The second case either doesn't need to be asked -- specifications cover how to ...


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On the What topics can I ask about here? page, it explains that your question must meet the requirement of "hardware that has a paid support option (enterprise/provider class products, some small business class devices)," and MikroTik does not offer that. There are actually several questions here about why MikroTik is off-topic. We experienced a flood of ...


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I feel that historical questions are valid here as long as there is a way to give a concise, accurate, and fact based answer. Many questions about the hows/whys of the early internet are well documented through the many RFCs, as well as through interviews with the primary sources who were involved. However, there are questions that may not be easily ...


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