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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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We are getting overwhelmed with current affairs questions

Regularly, it wouldn't be a bad thing if people started asking question based on the reporting about current affairs. For example, if there is a famous murder trial and people want to know how chain ...
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Appropriate tag for civil-code (Napoleonic code, et al.)

The civil-legal-system tag is described as: Civil law is a legal system based on a codified set of principles that serve as the primary source of law. Not to be confused with [civil law] claims, ...
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Are fantastical questions on topic?

I'm here from Worldbuilding.SE where we've been having a discussion on whether legal questions are on topic for our site. A good example of such a question is this one: How many laws would a ...
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Do we need a Trump-tag?

we have 212 questions containing the keyword Trump, many of them focussing if things he did or ordered are legal. That's more than our Treelaw questions, so a trump category of questions might be ...
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Why big corporations do not include the copyright notice into their WEB [HTML] code? [migrated]

One of the first things that I learned when writing code was to copyright it. As far as I know, the things to do are: Create a license file that describes the copyright and lists the software files. ...
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Vanished question about cars and copyrights/trademarks

I remember quite well that someone with a music-related name had asked a question about cars and photos - and now almost the same question - even referencing the same site as origin of photos - ...
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Question about legal aplication of moderation

I have a deleted question asking wether any law in the India asks fr forced moderation or sets any limitations on moderation.Specificaly if we need to remove content and handle requests similiar to ...
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How should troll questions be handled?

We occasionally get "questions" that ask absurd, bad-faith questions with some legal hook. For example (I hate to feed a troll by giving the question attention, but I figure doing so once to ...
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When would a legal question need not include jurisdiction?

I suppose when the question is meant to understand legal theories, our when I want to compare approaches between different jurisdictions, then including jurisdiction isn't needed. However, many of my ...
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Is this question about (medical) decision-making capacity on-topic?

Questions in question: A patient refuses treatment because of addiction or fear. How do medical and legal professionals assess their decision-making capacity? I wonder if this question is on-topic on ...
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Should all questions be required to have a location tag? [duplicate]

So, it seems like half the time when I visit this SE site, when I look at questions here, I wind up leaving a comment to the effect of "What location are you in? Different places have different ...
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Why was this question closed without any comment?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: Does using ads and making the app contain a book of affiliate links make someone an intermediary? The question referred to above (kept unedited) ...
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Are questions about regulations on-topic?

Are regulations construed to be part of law on this site? Specifically, I have in mind a question like the one I asked on politics SE about some UK farming/animal-welfare regulations. I did a bit of ...
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Non-Vandalism, Full Rewrite of questions & Rollbacks

Today, several questions had rollbacks to versions that were 100% different to the question it was turned to by the OP. As reason "New questions should be asked as such. Total rewrites are not ...
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Why was this suggested edit rejected?

Suggested edit: https://law.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/37015 Rejection reasons: This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should ...
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What is the problem with this question?

What is the meaning of mail in CCPA? What is the problem with this question? Every thing is clear.I am asking that does mail in CCPA refer to physical mail and if yes why dont websites provide such an ...
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How do I improve this question?

The EU Refunds law and wether cost of download is refundable? How do I improve this question?
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Is it ok to edit a question into something complete different?

Is it possible to edit a question that is not answered into a question that has a completely different meaning?
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Why was the Trump vandalism answer deleted?

This is similar to Nate Eldredges's question about the tax foreclosure question. The answer is this one, deleted by Cesar M. In the tax foreclosure case the OPs account was also deleted (the OP was ...
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Why was the tax foreclosure question deleted?

It appears that https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/58581/can-i-avoid-a-tax-foreclosure-by-evading-service-of-the-summons?noredirect=1#comment120124_58581 was deleted by a moderator (community ...
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Would a question about the Ronald Opus joke be on topic?

I want to ask a question about the accuracy of the Ronald Opus joke/fictional story? However, I'm not certain whether that would be within the scope of this site, because I'm not sure whether the ...
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This question is downvoted but it has many answers which carry upvotes

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: Can a country refuse to enforce international law even if it does not violate existing law? Why did this question get downvotes when it was well-...
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Should asking a broad “is [action] legal anywhere?” question preclude specific questions about the legality of that action in a specific country?

Motivating example: Is it legal to hack a hacker back (in the US)? was marked as a duplicate of Is there any country where hacking back is legal? The former asks a specific question that can be ...
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What questions are not legal advice? [duplicate]

How does the law stackexchange define which question is considered legal advice which question is not? If it refers to a very specific use case is it then considered legal advice?
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Could I rewrite this question about why property law involves more memorization than other 1L courses to be on-topic?

Apology if I offended any one. Is there any way to rewrite Why does property law involve more memorization and regurgitation, and less legal analysis, than other 1L courses? to make it on topic?
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What happens when posts report sexual crimes involving minors? What should users do?

I was just profoundly disturbed by the content of the following question: Is it consider rape if the girl doesn't understand what is happening? It was posted more than two years before this Meta ...
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Why was my question (and my education) heavily attacked/interrogated by people who did not even comment on my Content?

Does anybody have any answer/comment/evaluation of https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/57223/in-congressional-hearings-what-law-policy-dictates-how-to-record-connectivity-is, for my actual words, ...
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The migration of questions to Expatriates, pertaining to nationality laws

This question united kingdom - UK EU settlment scheme, effects when acquiring British citizenship was migrated from law to expatriates. (The original title was: UK EU settlment scheme, which is a bit ...
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When (if ever) should a person's identifying details be removed from a post by edits?

Motivating example: This suggested edit removes the name of a public figure (a mayor) accused of forging the signature of another councilmember on a bar receipt. It lists the mayor's full name (which ...
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Would questions about the psychology of legal-related perople on scope?

From What topics can I ask about here?, these topics are allowed to ask: Statutes or court decisions Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory Legal process and procedure Historical legal ...
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Can we ask questions about who are lawyers who offer service X in a region Y?

I'm thinking on whether Law.SE might serve a place for the Canadian co-operative movement to store resources on legally incorporating and maintaining co-operatives. I'm wondering whether I could ask ...
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Appropriate to ask whether an article is representative of legal consensus?

Is it appropriate to ask a question like the following? In the 2060 article "contractual obligations of robots," Eric Trump IX proposes that the contractual obligations of robots should be ...
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Should suggested edits correcting factual errors be approved?

Motivating example: This suggested edit corrects a clear error in an answer, but the error is central to the answer's premise—it answers a question about sitting presidents as litigants, and the error ...
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Who makes the Code of Conduct?

Who are the decision makers of what needs to be in the Code of Conduct? Site owners? Moderators? Voters? For example, I would strongly oppose the guideline "Avoid sarcasm". Is there a way to ...
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Why was this answer deleted? Why do answers get deleted without notifying why?

The answer screenshot below was deleted without saying why. Why delete this answer? Why delete without saying why? On the face of it, looks like plain abuse of power. Please prove me wrong.
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Post was improperly closed

A moderator closed this question under pretext that it is "off-topic". No one else had VTC so far, and the post is neither spam nor "egregious" so as to warrant mod intervention. ...
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Does OP decide where to ask and community decide if on-topic locally only? Is this question off-topic here?

An exchange below Has the patent process been patented? about a close vote goes something like: "...voting to close "because it belongs on..." is generally not a valid close reason in ...
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What is the difference between [currency] and [money]?

At the moment, Law SE has tags currency and money. Neither tag has usage guidance. Are they synonyms?
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What is the difference between [vehicle] and [motor-vehicle]?

At the moment, Law SE has tags vehicle and motor-vehicle. The latter has no usage guidance. Are they synonyms?
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Why is my answer deleted?

I asked what exactly Weinstein did. The answer that is given only gives the definition of 3rd degree rape. Yes. But what is it that Weinstein actually did that somehow count as 3rd degree rape? I ...
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Producing several focused questions with duplicate content

My question was closed: Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. Update the question so it focuses on one problem only. This will help others answer the ...
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Is this question on topic?

I am unsure whether this question would fit better here or on worldbuilding. Since the worldbuilding aspect is almost incidental, I figured I would try here first. The question This is a hypothetical ...
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Is saying “I'm voting to reopen” not allowed?

I believe my question, Will SCOTUS be forced to rule on birthright citizenship soon? was closed unreasonably: procedural aspects are explicitly on-topic, and there are, in fact, many questions on this ...
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Why banned from asking in law?

I have been posting questions in law that generally are well structured and address a relevant political issue. But some get voted down because they are “politically charged”. My last question was on ...
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Should we ban Textbook questions?

I have seen a recent influx in questions that come directly from a textbook, giving just the question and some surrounding information, often quoting larger portions that surround it but not showing ...
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What are the standards and procedures for banning posters?

I've searched the help, but I can't find anything about the standards or procedures for suggesting/requesting that a user be banned. Am I missing something? I'm asking because I noticed that a user ...
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Answering old questions

What's the norm about answering old questions? I've seen some with not very good answers. So far, I've tried not to answer them (I say tried b/c sometimes I haven't noticed the age until after I've ...
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Why do you allow a travesty to continue?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: On what legal basis can American citizens be harassed and surveilled within our homes for entire lifetimes with no legal justification ever provided?...
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Are treaties on-topic?

I was "informed" via comment to a question that Treaties are not appropriate for this site. This seems at odds with various other posts and comments I have seen. For instance, cpast's Answer ...

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