Law is one of those areas (perhaps even more than travel) where I feel there is a potential for a dramatically different exchange format.

The distinction: The same legal question has different answers depending on where you live, act, store your data, etc.

Has anyone considered allowing ANSWERS to be tagged with jurisdictions where QUESTIONS are not? Jurisdictions could even be geotagged so that users could query by their locale (both to answer and ask).

Although the user interface might look quite different, I think the Stack Exchange model could be very useful: Encouraging civil discussion, focusing on questions of enduring value, focusing on quality questions and answers.

So far I have found:

  • By the way, I kind of like this "new contributor" badge -- even though I have 1k points on the main site... Commented Aug 1, 2019 at 16:57
  • And of course, feature requests are vetted by the company, not by upvotes on Meta, but I'd like to get the idea out there anyway. Commented Aug 1, 2019 at 16:58
  • Allowing? I think we should probably require them. So many question are unanswerable because there's no jurisdiction provided. Commented Aug 2, 2019 at 5:17

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You have to bring this up at the main Meta.

I don't believe it's up to Law on whether or not something like this is implemented.

If you think this is important, you may want to file this issue at https://meta.stackexchange.com/, however, please be advised that they downvote very heavily on that meta.

I do agree that something like this may be pretty useful, but I'd imagine it'd have to be a pretty significant deviation from existing flow, and is unlikely to be implemented.

  • Unless my question receives significant upvotes here, I won't take it to Meta. I think the Law community would need to want it pretty badly to make it worth taking to the SO company. Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 18:03
  • @JosiahYoder, TBH, I think it's a very worthy change, but I highly doubt it'll get implemented.
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    Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 19:06

This is allowed now, altogether not with the same interface One can include a "Tag:xyz" in square brackets in an answer. I usually put it at the top, and it displays and i think functions as i tag. I do this when posting an answer limited to a specific jurisdiction to a question not so limited.

For example, see my answer to this question


This is unlikely to happen

The way tags operate is not site specific. This change would require allowing tags on all stack exchange sites and, I would hazard a guess, significant programming time. There seems to be no call for this elsewhere so your idea is probably stillborn.

Of course you can your own as as you .

  • Can you share an example answer where you did this? Then I can confirm that search-by-tag works. Commented Sep 24, 2019 at 18:41

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