I love to read about computer history. There are many questions regarding history on SU and a history tag. Some of the questions are closed:
Most questions do well, however, some of them are closed. Closed questions are eventually deleted (at least from the public internet).
For example, some closed questions:
- What is the origin of K = 1024?
- What was the highest number of floppy disks ever used for a product?
- Intel Core 2 CPU
- AMD CPU clones of Intel chips
The auto-cited close reasons include that SU
expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, and I don't see what's the problem with some questions as their answers exactly do that: cite references supported by facts...
What makes a history question a candidate for closing and how could one "rescue" them for reopening?
edit I'm asking this because I'm interested in how to ask a good history question.