Other sites I frequent have a tag related to history (not your command history):

And others:

For some time now, I have felt we could use a similar tag. Questions like the following:

These questions ask why some things happened the way they did, which is what history is. Thoughts?

  • +1 I think this is be a great idea! :)
    – user364819
    Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 19:47

2 Answers 2


While it smells an awful lot like a meta tag, I can certainly see the value:

  • It tells potential answerers what the user is looking for (a historical report).
  • It should be interesting for people to read through.

But like , it shouldn't be used alone; there should be other tags.

Anyway I'm looking forward to seeing what other people think. Let this tick over for a week and let's go with the vote (unless somebody points out a serious issue).

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    I agree. I would definitely favourite this tag. Maybe even subscribe.
    – Seth
    Commented Dec 20, 2015 at 19:40
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    At +17/-1, I have created the tag, and added it to 10 questions.
    – muru
    Commented Jan 1, 2016 at 0:11

I'm all about this tag. Short post

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