I am referring to this question. It has to do with digging into the original source of a claim. I don't understand why the mod put the question on hold.
Shouldn't this question be opened? After all, there are already a few such questions that are opened and are receiving good feedbacks from the community:
- Did medieval Russia reject Islam because of its prohibition against alcohol?
- Did chess not appear until after the death of Mohammad?
I got the above examples by doing a less than 3 minutes search, so I can infer that investigating the origin of claims should be a very integral part of skeptics.SE.