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Where should I ask legal questions about amateur radio?

If I have a question about amateur radio regulations, should I ask on law.se or ham.se?
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Why was this comment deleted?

The comment to this question on the screenshot below got promptly deleted. What was wrong with it? Which Law.SE term did it violate? If it did, in the opinion of whoever deleted it, contain something ...
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Question closed without any real information why?

My question was closed as being off-topic, but no explanation was given. Please help me. The question is here. It asked about the law on fence heights. As of now the council have failed to reply ...
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Can this question be restored? Or should I repost?

The question Can I sue my sibling for not sharing rent money from inherited property? was closed by Dale M as calling for legal advice, and then locked by "community bot". I flagged it for ...
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Is a question asking if a certain type of software is legal under a specific legal system on-topic?

I'm moderator of crypto-SE and wonder if this question would be on-topic if migrated to Law-SE. The meat of it is: Is it legal to develop a cipher-breaker software/algorithm? What about it's legality ...
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What is to be done with a thread that was locked after beign vandalized

the thread Why are religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws legal? was vandalized with an irrelevant and abusive attack on a poster, on SE, and on society generally, using highly offensive ...
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Why are sarcastic comments favoured over my serious comment?

The question Can I get reimbursed if police shot the window of my car during a standoff? claims that: Officers were unprofessional and ignored my concerns. And what were these concerns? I found the ...
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Suggested edit to remove unnecessary gender references: Why was it rejected?

The question “If a 12 year old child uses his mother's car without her consent” contains unnecessary gender references for both the parent and child. At 2:06 pm, 27 March 2022 (UTC), I left a comment ...
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Do posts have to be in English on Stack Exchange?

Prompted by the comments to this question Bearing in mind the FAQ on this subject, in particular: Unless you're posting on a language-related site (e.g. French Language) or a site where all questions ...
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would it work like this?

Re closed question Simplest way to get health insurance for child?, Can I give minimal context, very general, and ask, "Is there a way to file a legal action to have health insurance looked at by ...
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Are questions about the validity of legal analysis from Law & Order off-topic?

I'm watching an old episode of the TV show Law & Order, and just heard several of the lawyers in the DA's office state as fact that it is not illegal for a parent to sell their child (specifically:...
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Why was my answer deleted?

Why was my answer deleted? I don't really mind, and I certainly don't think it was a good answer: it was based on nothing but anecdotal evidence, my own experience, with no legal reference to back it ...
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Are indications of edits allowed in questions?

In this edit a user who is relatively new to this stack (although apparently not to SE as a whole) removed a part of an active question (the recent question about My Cousin Vinny) which indicates that ...
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Should I create a new question or expand my first one?

"Does anyone know whether the 'plastic bags' that food waste should be in are separate from the plastic bags that already are used for general trash?" This question came to mind after I ...
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Why is my question about interrogation being received poorly?

I had asked this question about police being pushy for a false answer, and it has not been received well. However I'm at a layman's level when it comes to law, and I won't have the opportunity to ...
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What are "disputed" flags?

Most of my flags have been marked as "helpful" A few of them have been marked as "declined", and the help pages clearly explain that a moderator has looked at such flags and ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How to ask a better ToS question

Some questions on the Law Stack Exchange allow questions relating to terms of service. In fact, terms-of-service is a tag on the site. At the same time, a question I recently asked on the site was ...
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Does the ToS allow any third-party to run Turing-tests or otherwise unleash GAI-in-training onto our Stackexchange site?

Let’s assume for a second Google, Facebook or an institution, agency or department under the Chinese Communist Party develops a big data language model and registers a user on a law.stackexchange; ...
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Is "Why would a given thing require/not require a notary" on topic?

Apologies as I spend most of my time on math.stackexchange.com but this question has been vexing me and I'm not sure if it would be too open ended/vague for here: (Possible duplicate of Why the law ...
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Should we remove the tag [hypothetical]?

It seems as if hypothetical would apply to the vast majority of questions. Every question in which a factual scenario is outlined would qualify for this tag. Only those questions which ask about a law ...
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Rename the [ixl] tag to [is-x-legal]

I'm always initially confused when I see the ixl tag, because it's not a common initialism, and I only remember after hovering over it with my cursor (not an option for mobile users) that it stands ...
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Why was this question about an "open ended interview" closed

The question Was the "open-ended interview" practice really legal? was closed by three users, one a moderator, as needing "details or clarity". The question seems quite clear to me,...
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How to deal with questions and answers lifted from other sources?

What is the policy, or preferred etiquette, with questions and/or answers that have been copied from other sites, such as this one which is a verbatim reproduction of a question and answer from reddit ...
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Removal of placeholder names and hypothetical language

This is in regard to Can a landlord ask tenants if s/he can stop paying for an unused, not in lease, security system? and its editing history. It was originally asked in the first person. I edited it ...
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Is it on topic to ask whether a lawyer should recommend the same defence in case X, rather than case Y?

As per the title, is it on topic to ask whether a lawyer should recommend the same defence in case X, rather than case Y? The defence would be a new one, so the first case to use it would be a test ...
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How to get a substantially altered question reopened

Questions can be edited. An edit might simply be tidying the question up - e.g. correcting spelling, punctuation or grammar - or it might be a more substantial edit designed to make the question ...
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Questions on Jurisprudence

A question on Jurisprudence (Legal Theory) here Command Theory of Law has been closed apparently because the question is not considered to be specific enough. The answer here Are interdisciplinary Law ...
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Mandatory Injunction v. Specific Performance — Other differences except that specific performance can't be awarded interim?

I don't understand why Mandatory Injunction v. Specific Performance — Other differences except that specific performance can't be awarded interim? was closed? This question needs details or ...
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The standard for what is a "law" for the purposes of this site

Can we have a rule that if a question is about a "law" which has no enforcement authority, then it doesn't belong on the site? Questions about "international law", history, or ...
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Should the backstory have been edited out of this question about lease renewals

In Automatic Lease Renewal Laws in Washington State the OP asked if a particular law, to which a link was given, applied to a particular situation. It was clearly not a request for legal advice, ...
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Is any comment appropriate when users never accept answers?

I've noticed a few users who submit a fair amount of well-received questions, which attract a fair amount of answers, but rarely -- or even never -- accept any answers, no matter how thoroughly ...
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Is it now site policy that questions differing only by jurisdiction are duplicates?

Prompted by the recent closure of this question as a duplicate. Yes, the jurisdiction topic again. I don't visit meta too often, though I have been aware that answers from jurisdictions not matching ...
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Should quotes always indicate a source

Am I correct in thinking that it is considered inappropriate to use the markdown blockquote syntax without the source of the quote being clearly indicated? The help center page How to reference ...
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Is a question about a proposed law on-topic?

Currently there is in Spain a political initiative to give "legal personality" to a lagoon (Mar Menor) that has ecological issues. My question would not be about the political process, ...
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Why was this question about future damages deleted?

This wasn't mine but I found it interesting and on-topic. Deleted by Cesar M. Quoting the question in full for those who can't see it: Can you sue over future damages? Specifically climate change. If ...
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Is a question about negotiating with lawyers on-topic

What are effective strategies for negotiating contract terms with a client's legal team? was recently asked. I voted to close it as not about law but about business tactics. The asker pointed out ...
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should the "definition" and "legal-terms" tags be merged?

As per the title, definition's usage guidance is "for questions that seek to clarify the meaning of a term." As this is LawSE it seems to me that the only terms that require defining are ...
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should the "legal-terms" and "terminology" tags be merged?

It seems to me that there is no systemic distinction being made between the legal-terms and terminology tags, and one might usefully be made a synonym of the other. A new "contract-terms" ...
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What is meant by "That's not how Stack Exchange works. Ask your lawyer"?

I don't want more downvotes. I want to clarify a comment I saw: That's not how Stack Exchange works. Ask your lawyer. Does this feel a tad uncongenial or unsociable to anyone else? Can't we say this ...
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How should the EU related trespass questions be asked or more generally how to deal with jurisdiction-duplicates?

Asking a non-jurisdiction specific or several-jurisdiction question typically result in answers that are hard to accept if one is actually interested in the full range of jurisdictions defined in ...
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Should questions about becoming a legal professional be on topic here

It has been suggested that What is the average cost of attending law school? be closed because it is "not about law". A user replied that "Questions about getting into a legal career ...
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Should the "employment" and "employment-law" tags be merged? [closed]

Should the employment and employment-law tags be merged? It seems to me that as a law-specific site, the former seems a duplication and redundant - although it does have the better (only!) usage ...
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Why does medicalscience.stackexchange have a better legal disclaimer than us? Do we have heart transplants here?

Here is what will welcome you on the right side of your screen, pretty much full page for an average laptop: "Stack Exchange Inc., and its sites including Medical Sciences Stack Exchange, is not ...
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Should question about Hawaii secession be closed

The question Can Hawaii secede from the U.S. through legal means? has several upvotes and three upvoted answers. But four people have voted to close it, three on the grounds of it being a duplicate ...
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Is it reasonable to like Contract Law, but find Commercial Law too abstruse and impractical?

How can Is it reasonable to like Contract Law, but find Commercial Law too abstruse and impractical? be saved or revised to become on topic? I know that it's opinion-based, but I would appreciate ...
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How can you trigger Law SE to pop-up the name of a user in your comments with the at mark? Is it a hidden privilege?

I just can't seem to figure out why I can't choose the user I'm typing the user name in in a comment. So far, I never was able to get it working on mobile, but it did work at times on my computer. ...
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Apparently I'm not credible enough to post answers here

I just want to tell everyone here that I don't appreciate being told I'm not credible. My answers here where totally reasonable and having a post be in my own words and not just a quote from a law ...
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Why was my question "A car rental company automatically pleads guilty, and pays a fine without letting me defend myself. Am I liable?" closed as dupe?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: A car rental company automatically pleads guilty, and pays a fine without letting me defend myself. Am I liable? Why was this closed as duplicating ...
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Why the law is written in a certain way? Is this on topic?

I asked why the law is written in a certain way. For example in here, What is the age of consent in Indonesia? 15 or 18? I asked whether age of consent in Indonesia is 15 or 18. It seems to be ...
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