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Policy for questions that clearly ask for specific legal advice

Questions that clearly ask for specific legal advice are off-topic for Law Stack Exchange. This is to help protect users: Those asking, from loss due to following incomplete advice, or advice from ...
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Dale M: Stop deleting answers which are not yours

Yesterday a user submitted a question regarding his draft of a contract. I was able to post an answer before the post could accumulate five VTC. There was only one VTC and the post was closed by a ...
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How do I ask a general law question?

On paragraph 3 of this page, it says: "Please don't ask questions seeking legal advice on a specific matter. These are off-topic for Law Stack Exchange." What does this rule imply about how to ...
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Can The Moderators Automatically Close Any Question Asking About International Sexting Between Minors?

I don't know why, but it seems like every day I log on here to see if there are any interesting questions to ponder, and another new user is frantically asking a question about what the exposure is ...
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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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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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Are we perhaps going overboard with the "request for legal advice" closures?

It seems that editors and moderators have grown increasingly aggressive in the last year or two with the votes to close questions because they "clearly ask for specific legal advice." I have ...
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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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Add Politics as a migration destination for Law

At the moment, the only defined destination to which questions on Law.SE can be migrated is law Meta. Migration to any other destination requires special moderator intervention, as I understand things....
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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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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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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2023 — today)

Let me analogize this. Does (Ontario's) Consumer Protection Act, 2002 protect Consumers travelling on the Toronto Transit Commission? Why or why not? Did Instagram breach Business Practices and ...
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