It will only cause the same shit flinging we see over at /pol/ and /int/.
This is an objective requirement if we want some form of quality control on this board.
Just lurking this new board here /his/ probably isn't my thing, but I figure I'll go ahead and throw my hat in the ring anyway and agree with OP on this.
People were already saying a /his/ board would just devolve into /pol/ eventually, and the flags are just going to accelerate that.
Remove flags if you want /his/ to have a chance, and I don't see any reason a history board needs flags.
Intense moderation is what the board needs more than anything.
Flags and IDs or not, it would still take a human to judge "ok, this is that same faggot shill posting his same shit every single day and making it his life mission to be a revisionist shit" and delete the threads.
Basically revisionist stuff, which I would define as "major statements contrasting wit known history that are not backed up with verified, sourced historical fact" should not be allowed. Psuedo-science is well known, we have psuedo-history as well and should not allow it.
Sourced facts > all.
What would be cool is if we had a special function on this board for posting citatation links, say as footnotes which do not add to text limit (only a limited number of cites though, say ten max). /sci/ could use this too in order to encourage legit scientific discussion.
That idea is so against the point of anonymous discussion though. It destroys the idea of every poster being on equal footing except for their words alone.
Making a judgement call about what someones motive is for saying something before you even read what they've said just because of what country they're living in definitely has a big impact on conversations.
Not everyone in a particular country has the same biases.
>inb4 I don't assume they do
maybe you don't, but you can't seriously tell me there isn't a very large percentage of people on 4chan who do.
>BE AMERICAN >GET SHOT
>HELLO CHANG/PEDRO/PIERRE/AHMED/SVEN/HANS/JAMAL/ENGLISH TEACHER ENJOYING LIFE IN ______? GOOD
>ROLEPLAYING AS A PIECE OF LAND
>A FUCKING LEAF
>POO IN LOO
Alright, there's your flags. Are we done now?
Pole please the flags will act as quality control meaning I cansimply brush over posts from countries like Poland since I don't want ot read some pro russian nonsense taught by some polish farmer to you who has since been indoctrinated
Otherwise we couldn't discover Anglo subhumans this easy