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Should this question have been closed as a duplicate?

What possible legal remedies could there be for an American financial services company depriving one of one's funds for a prolonged period of time? Moderator user Dale M. said "Don’t post a ...
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Question on ending a marriage improperly closed as a request for legal advice

This question Divorce without the process of divorce; is it possible to obtain a dissolution after 15 years? was closed as a request dfoer specific lewgal advice. It turns out, as the answer by ...
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2022: 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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Is asking for precedent cases on topic?

Can I ask "has there ever been a legal case where X" (with appropriate specifics of course) here? If it matters, the purpose wouldn't be to get legal advice for a legal case I'm involved in, ...
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Creeping requests for specific legal advice

Not infrequently, a given user will ask a large number of questions that all clearly pertain to a specific legal issue upon which the user would like specific legal advice, issue by issue. What is the ...
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Is there no role for law in defining what words mean?

In a comment justifying the closure of a question that asked for definition of terms used by auto manufacturers, a user said: There is no role for the law in defining what words mean Is this correct?...
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Are questions asking for help in how to search for past cases on topic?

Pretty much what it says on the tin. Is asking how a member of the public without any special access might search for past cases with a specific criteria on topic here? I didn't see anything in the ...
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After Corporation terminates Consumer's contract for a false reason, what are Consumer's remedies?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: After Corporation terminates Consumer's contract for a false reason, what are Consumer's remedies? What "details or clarity" do you need? ...
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When will the next moderator election be held?

When, and how frequently are moderator elections held on law.SE? Can users nominate anyone for moderator other than themselves?
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Is [legal-history] ambiguous?

I was going through the questions on legal-history and realized that two different kinds of questions are covered: Questions about the history of law, such as (as mentioned in the current tag wiki) &...
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Improper closure of question

this question on how to file a particular motion was closed by vote as being a request for specific legal advice, which I believe it was not. The initial closure was by a vote of 4 users, the last of ...
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Comments that are conversational

I flagged many, but not all, of the comments on this question and associated answer as not needed/conversational. The flags were declined. They are mostly talking about the physical makeup of money, ...
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How long to wait before reposting an edited version of a closed question?

I asked a question which was not proper because it was too specific and could have been reasonably interpreted as asking for legal advice. The question was closed by moderators. I edited the question ...
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Is worse better?

I tried to ask the same question times on here. The first two attempts were closed as "asking for specific legal advice". I then wrote a version that was so bad it was rejected by the ...
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Is it appropriate to post answers/comments about the actual application of laws?

Oftentimes the way the law is written and the way it is applied do not seem to have much of a relationship to each other. I noticed in the answer to this question a comprehensive list of de jure ...
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What first-class lawyer would use, or cite, obscure Contract Law textbooks?

How can I salvage What first-class lawyer would use, or cite, obscure Contract Law textbooks?? To prove treaties like Chitty and Treitel are world famous, I'm quoting citations of them by ...
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Why is this question off topic?

I asked this question and in its original form it was closed as off topic on the grounds that it asked for specific legal advice I was surprised given there are many questions which seem worse to me ...
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Pending edits for the [china] tag

The community's views are sought on two related suggested edits for the china tag: The suggested "wiki" edit is: The “Two Chinas” phenomenon makes this tag ambiguous. And for the "tag ...
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Are questions about indigenous, tribal, or customary law on-topic?

I used to think (probably informed by a colonialist mindset) that the only real law was Western in origin and that customary/tribal/indigenous "law" was only law in a metaphorical sense and ...
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Recommend tag merger: equity - equitable-relief

I recommend we merge equity and equitable-relief, or in the alternative, give each of them some usage guidance to distinguish where each is appropriate. See "What are tag synonyms and merged tags?...
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Recommend tag merger: judge - judiciary

I recommend a merger of judge and judiciary. I think judiciary should be the primary (because it is slightly more general) with judge being the synonym. See "What are tag synonyms and merged tags?...
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Does calling out troublesome behaviour others violate the be nice policy?

If I find another user's behaviour rude or just bothersome, is it okay for me to point that out and start q discussion about it?
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Should the "jurisprudence" tag be limited to "philosophy of law"

There is a currently pending tag wiki edit that seeks to limit jurisprudence to questions about the philosophy of law. That is not the prime connotation of the word as I understand it. The edit looks ...
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Do Consumers have faster remedies, instead of claiming under Manufacturer's warranty that can take too long?

Please undelete my question? I am befuddled why users voted to close it? As you can see from the comments, many people understand it perfectly. I prefer keeping my thoughts under the Executive ...
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How to suggest a tag synonym when the system doesn’t recognise a tag?

Cross-posted at MetaSE which, with hindsight, is the more relevant place to ask this. The united-kingdouk tag has a typo and is frequently used by at least one user necessitating others to edit posts ...
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An apology to the Law Stack Exchange community

I am the "const iption" troll. (The space is so this doesn't show as a Google hit for the word.) Const iption is, as you all know, something that I just made up; there is, in reality, no ...
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Can we impose an IP block or otherwise put an end to the constiption nonsense?

It appears our friendly neighborhood constiptionologist is repeatedly creating dummy accounts to perpetuate his trolling activity. The questions are pretty quickly being downvoted and closed, but this ...
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Is flagging or VTCing more appropriate for const *iption questions?

In addition to downvoting const *iption questions, should I flag and/or VTC them?
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Why did I not lose reputation when I deleted an upvoted answer?

I deleted an answer that had 17 upvotes and 2 downvotes, but I didn't lose the 164 reputation I gained from that answer (9,051 rep before and after). Why not?
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Does anonymous and opaque moderation invite abuse of power?

Meet Bob. Bob posted 4 comments that were deleted without a notice or trace. There is no record of these deletions, for viewing by Bob or anyone else, nor apparently any way to know which moderators ...
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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? Example question: When should a point of order be raised for an error by the chair in calling a vote?
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Should I stop answering the const *iption questions?

I've been trying to answer the last couple const *iption 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 const *iption 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 "const *iption" spam?

Is there anything that can be done about the const *iption troll? Maybe an automated filter that rejects all questions with the string "const *ipt"? All but one of the questions I've seen ...
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Why are my [const *iption] questions unpopular?

I have a [supposedly] really important question [about "const *iption", a made-up pseudolegal process] that I've posted several times, but it keeps getting downvoted, closed, and/or deleted ...
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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 https://law.stackexchange.com/q/83500, now deleted, and I paste it below. It DOESN'T duplicate What "pre‑existing agreement between Ward and the Province regarding costs"?. In ...
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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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