Frequently Asked Questions
- How can you have FAQs in pre-beta? Has anyone actually asked any questions?
Get off my lawn.
- What is thebriefhistoryof.com?
thebriefhistoryof.com is a user generated encyclopedia of diverse information, organized into curated timelines. Users are encouraged to create histories, add events to histories, and add links, photos and videos to events. Events are ranked by significance which is calculated by user voting.
- Can anyone join?
Yep. It's free and easy to join.
- Can I create multiple accounts?
Yes. Why would you want to? You may want to have an anonymous account and an account with your real name attached to it. But, we asked that you only vote one time on any event. Multiple accounts of varying degrees anonymity are reasonable, however, sock-puppets used for voting repeatedly, are dishonest. Don't use them.
- What is a "History"?
A history is a collection of events about some subject.
- What is an "Event"?
- What is a "Curator"?
- Can anyone Vote?
- Can I create a History?
- Can I add events to a History?
- Can I edit an Event after I added it?
- Some Events are locked, others are unlocked. What does that mean?
- How does voting and ranking work?
- When should I upvote?
- When should I downvote?
- Why would I adopt a history?
- Can I orphan a history?
- How do I add images to an event?
- How do I add videos to an event?
- I think you have copyrighted material posted. How do I inform you?