Should "pro se" be added to the list of tags?

Example question where I would like to apply such a tag: Alternative to "Isn't it true that...?" when questioning witnesses

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I think this should be used only for questions about pro se representation, and not for questions that happen to have arisen during pro se representation.

Two reasons. First, we shouldn't use meta tags. Second, that an issue happens to have arisen during pro se representation doesn't change the legal answer, especially since we don't provide legal advice.

  • I'm not asking for specific legal advice. I'm asking about legal procedures in general terms. Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 2:25
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    @aparente001 Then the fact that they arose in the pro se setting is not relevant.
    – user3851
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 3:44

Yep, and it has been here for a while: .

  • Usually, when you type the first few letters of an existing tag, the existing tags that contain that string appear in a list. But that doesn't work for this tag when you type pro. Commented Aug 14, 2016 at 19:37
  • @aparente001 - It does appear ... if you have enough room. The problem is that it's currently ranked 9th on the list of tags with words beginning with "pro." I can't think of a way to resolve that.
    – feetwet Mod
    Commented Aug 14, 2016 at 19:44
  • That is interesting. I tried typing in "en" (thinking I would get a lot of things having to do with England and things English), and I got exactly six items. There are a lot because many words have "en somewhere in the middle of the word. Then I tried "pro" again, and got six suggestions again. I wonder if the software allows for increasing this number? Commented Aug 14, 2016 at 21:00
  • @aparente001 - If you're typing in the tag while composing or editing a question it appears the autocomplete only shows the top six. You can get a longer list on the tags page.
    – feetwet Mod
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 2:08

I think the answer is yes. I have been learning about pursuing a legal matter pro se, and I think it would be useful for me, and for other pro se individuals, to be able to pull up other relevant Q&As.

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