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What is the community's feeling toward silent/unexplained downvotes?

It is my perception that several on the site downvote my questions simply because they are mine, and not because of the content. Sometimes these are very simple questions which seem not to merit much ...
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Are questions about "rules of sport or games" on-topic here

In this answer Dale said that questions about "rules of sport or games" are on-topic as a form of "private law" like contracts. I am not so sure. Contracts get their force from ...
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Should the [immigration] tag be merged as a synonym for [immigration-law]?

At the time of writing, immigration is tagged to 284 questions, and immigration-law is tagged to 28. Despite the former being tagged to significantly more questions, should it be merged as a synonym ...
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Are questions about parliamentary procedure on-topic?

Are questions about Robert's Rules of Order and similar topics on-topic on Law Stack Exchange?
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Should I stop answering the constiption questions?

I've been trying to answer the last couple constiption questions, but my answers to both were downvoted. Should I stop answering them?
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Should the [taxes] tag be merged as a synonym for [tax-law]?

At the time of writing, taxes is tagged to 64 questions, whereas tax-law is tagged to 482. Unlike the four other tax-related tags that all relate to a particular sub-category, taxes and tax-law both ...
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Can my tag-edit privilege be unblocked or a reason given for why it is suspended?

This question is a continuing inquiry rising out of the the question: Are you only able to have no more than 2 or 3 tag edits pending? @Rick's answer indicated that my presumably 5 tag edits are being,...
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How was this question deleted?

https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/84484/is-it-legal-to-constipt-biden This question (the latest iteration of the constiption spam/trolling) was deleted by Community with only two downvotes and ...
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Are you only able to have no more than 2 or 3 tag edits pending?

I have submitted a couple of edits to tags only to find there were some boiler-plate languages previously used which I then tried to incorporate in my previous edits as well as submit new ones in ...
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how to add a paragraph to an already good answer?

I would like to add a paragraph to this answer: https://law.stackexchange.com/a/84102/46677 I want to explain that privileges are another category of information that are excluded as evidence and ...
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Should the [llc] tag be merged with the [limited-liability-company] tag?

At the time of writing, the recently created llc tag has one question, whereas the limited-liability-company tag has 71 questions and has been with us since the beginning of 2019. It seems sensible to ...
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Should the [covid] tag be merged with the [covid-19] tag?

At the time of writing, the covid-19 tag has 160 questions and a detailed user guidance, whereas the covid tag has only two questions and no guidance. It seems sensible to merge the latter with the ...
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What can be done about the "constiption" spam?

Is there anything that can be done about the constiption troll? Maybe an automated filter that rejects all questions with the string "constipt"? All but one of the questions I've seen used ...
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Why are my questions unpopular?

I have a really important question that I've posted several times, but it keeps getting downvoted, closed, and/or deleted every time I post it. What's wrong with my question?
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Should the "tradename" tag be merged with "trade-name"?

The tradename tag requires a hyphen to separate the two words. I'm not sure whether it can done by a Mod's edit, or a new tag needs creating and merging..? Revised following the creation of a new tag: ...
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Should we merge the us-president and potus tags?

It looks like I've created both us-president and potus. I'm not sure why I did that; should we merge them?
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Where can I read the Law Stack Exchange policy forbidding images of text?

I recently posted an answer that included an image of text. This answer was repeatedly edited to remove that image, which I repeatedly restored to the answer. Dale M tells me that the Law Stack ...
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Why did a moderator delete my answer to "What is the origin of the solicitor/barrister split?"?

I originally posted this answer, in response to the question What is the origin of the solicitor/barrister split?. The question author, Joseph P., praised me in his comment: Excellent explanations ...
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How do Self Represented Litigants (SRL) ask counterparty's lawyers to waive counterparty's legal costs?

Pls reopen How do Self Represented Litigants (SRL) ask counterparty's lawyers to waive counterparty's legal costs?? It DOESN'T duplicate What "pre‑existing agreement between Ward and the ...
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Should all "war" related tags be merged in to one?

Should both war and war-crimes be merged as synonyms for laws-of-war? war has no userguidance and nine questions. war-crimes has no user guidance and two questions laws-of-war has no user guidance ...
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"It's illegal, but you probably won't be caught"

I've seen some answers saying things like this: It's illegal, but it's unlikely that anyone will find out. It's illegal, but the police/prosecutor/copyright holder/patent holder/etc probably won't ...
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Is it possible to block users?

I find some users unhelpful and abrasive as if they just seem to enjoy arguing for its own sake without building any collaborative insight. Is it possible to hide all of their contributions when I ...
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Is there any reason why it would be bad to form off-site relationships or exchange details with others based on interactions through Law.SE?

I believe it is fairly normal and encouraged on stack overflow. It is common to encounter much more competent expertise on Law.SE than on the open commercial market, and it has often occurred to me in ...
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Why was my comment on this answer removed?

I left a comment on this answer that is now gone and I am not sure why. My understanding was that comments are an appropriate place to offer points of view that differ from an answer so that future ...
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​[driving] a [vehicle] in [traffic]

We have driving, vehicle, and traffic. I can see the point of vehicle being separate ("On what day of the month do vehicle registrations expire?" or "Can my insurance company refuse to cover damage ...
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The [contract] and [contract-law] tags, seven years later

In 2015, a suggestion to merge contract and contract-law got three upvotes and no downvotes, but seven years later, we still have separate tags. Is it time to merge them?
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Should [personal-likeness] be a tag synonym of [right-of-publicity]?

It seems to me that personal-likeness should be a synonym of right-of-publicity?. They seem to have essentially the same meaning, and the User Guidance for the former is: This tag is for questions ...
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Is my activity constructive?

I ask a lot of hypothetical questions because I'm curious about the answers. However, the more I think about it, I'm not sure this is constructive activity, especially since it could draw attention ...
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Struggling to find a recently seen answer for the life of me; what could be the problem?

I recently read an answer to one of my questions on law. SE which mentioned (and linked to, on legislation.gov.uk) the tenant fees act 2019 (in one way or another, not sure, for example, if it ...
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Why was one of my two related but different questions about chains of causation deleted?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: Even if the 5th party is suing the 4th, wouldn't 4th and 5th parties' arguments that 3rd party broke the chain of causation be identical? Dale M ...
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LSAT questions help needed, where to ask?

Where can I ask questions when I need help with the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)? I am trying to practice LSAT questions and I have some problems with it.
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Legally, how does "prevail" differ from "will not be affected"?

How can Legally, how does "prevail" differ from "will not be affected"? be salvaged, or rewritten to be on topic? I am uncertain if a moderator unilaterally closed it? I fancy ...
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Why us there an "Undelete" button if it does not work?

An answer (https://law.stackexchange.com/a/82351/45195) had been deleted by a moderator. I cannot comment on that (until I undelete) the answer it seems. However when I click on "Undelete", ...
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Do we really not have an "off-topic" close reason?

I just went to VTC this question about Apple and Google terms of service, and discovered that we do not appear to have a "this question is not about the law" close reason. The apparently-...
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Should edits that make extensive edits to an answer be approved?

I recently approved an edit to an answer (as I write it awaits another reviewer). This edit added three sizable paragraphs to the answer. Indeed it had enough content to be a separate answer, in my ...
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Is it okay to ask questions about ancient legal systems?

I have a question about the legal system of the Medo-Persian empire. Is that on-topic here?
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Should we have an explicit policy against images of text?

This question grows out of the events described in the recent meta thread Why did Moderator Dale M. delete my answer? but is worth addressing on its own, in my view. I have been under the impression ...
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Why did Moderator Dale M. delete my answer?

What is wrong with https://law.stackexchange.com/a/81954 ? Edit Thanks to all responders, and editors of my post. I did not know that scanning merely one full page would get a post deleted.
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This question has currently only 1 answer that provides sources. Some answers with no sources are highly upvoted. What is going on?

This question has currently only 1 answer that provides sources. Some answers with no sources are highly upvoted. What is going on? Do I have legal obligation to change the payment method at a ...
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Removal of phrase that gives tone to an answer

This edit (Revision 4, to be clear) removed the phrase " Welcome to the reality." from this answer. If I am not mistaken, I had previously rejected this or a very similar edit to that answer....
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Can questions be sandboxed in law.meta like they are in other Stacks?

I have a question I'd like to ask on law.se, but I am not sure of the proper wording. A few other Stacks (like codegolf, I believe) allow sandboxing questions on Meta, to later post them in the main ...
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Should answers based on Dobbs be posted on questions asked while Roe was in effect?

If someone asked a question about abortion while Roe v. Wade was in effect, and then-accurate Roe-based answers were posted, should new Dobbs-based answers be posted?
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Should the newly created [trump] tag be deleted or be merged with the [president] tag?

This question created the trump tag which, in line with the consensus of opinion with this Meta question, I have exchanged for president which has the tag info: For questions regarding heads of state ...
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How can I make my question more popular?

I asked a question, which got little attention, some would even say worse than average. What are good ways to make it more popular (besides posting about it on Meta and making a bounty, which I don't ...
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Can this deleted question be undeleted and reopened?

The question What if you cannot pay the damages in a civil law suit? was closed as a duplicate – incorrectly, in my view. I was in the process of writing a comment explaining my view, following which ...
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What is the background/origin of your legal knowledgebase, and why do you participate on stack exchange?

I'm really most interested in some of the top contributors who seem to have an insanely broad (as well as deep) base of knowledge about the law spanning diverse (to be fair, seemingly mostly the ...
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How can we attract Quora users from Quora topics related to law?

Quora has many more lawyers than here. I would love to see this SE burgeon with lawyers! How can we invite, or enthrall, Quora users from these Quora topics? Law has 2.6M followers. Legal Issues and ...
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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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