When deciding whether to post a question to Mathoverflow or Stackexchange the general criterion is the difficulty of the question. However, when asking a history or soft question or history question this criterion loses its importance.
Of course, a question on, say, Grothendieck's motivation for etalé cohomology belongs to MO, but what about a question regarding the coinage of the term "field", for example? The meaning of such a question can be understood by every undergrad, however, it might also be of interest to serious mathematicians.
So how would you proceed in such cases? Are there general guidelines regarding these questions and which alternative would you recommend?