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Should multiple answers by one user for different jurisdictions be combined?

If I am answering one question for multiple jurisdictions (for example, I am answering both for the United States and Canada), should I post one long answer or multiple shorter ones?
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Was this answer somewhat disingenuous in one or two ways? Or did it genuinely address the question as asked in good faith?

My question Can defendants arraigned in federal court sometimes be "out on bail" secretly with no way for the public to know about or verify the bail? asks if something is possible i.e "...
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How educational is too educational?

After almost six months being live, on 2023‑07‑28 Pat W. deleted my answer (for reference repeated below). It is in style a full legal opinion as to be handed in at the end of a typical 120-minute ...
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Jurisdictions in answers

I have been told: ensure that when you answer a question tagged with a specific jurisdiction, your answer is for that jurisdiction And that: Nobody uses tag in their answers. This seems to be ...
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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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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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"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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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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How should the EU related trespass questions be asked or more generally how to deal with jurisdiction-duplicates?

Asking a non-jurisdiction specific or several-jurisdiction question typically result in answers that are hard to accept if one is actually interested in the full range of jurisdictions defined in ...
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General title, body suggests jurisdiction, tag requires jurisdiction, terms imply jurisdiction but don't unambiguously say so

Multiple issues brought up by What's the statute of limitation on fragging? The title doesn't mention jurisdiction; the body gives a scenario of the US military and Vietnam but doesn't explicitly ...
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Request For The Moderators To Make An Exception

In my answer to the recent question about whether positive attitude requirements are discriminatory (Is the requirement to have positive attitude discriminatory?) I included a disclaimer, asked the ...
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Answering old questions

What's the norm about answering old questions? I've seen some with not very good answers. So far, I've tried not to answer them (I say tried b/c sometimes I haven't noticed the age until after I've ...
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controversial question

A fraud in the terms of use There are completely different answers, some said it was a fraud, while some said it was not. How may I deal with that? I need some help.
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Answers that read like advertisments for personal grudges

User Iñaki Viggers seems to bear a grudge against a particular Michigan Judge, whom he sardonically mocks and denounces in several lengthy postings on his blog. In Viggers accepted answer to Are ...
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What to do with answers that offer legal advice?

We have a clear policy that questions which ask for legal advice are off topic and should be closed. However, sometimes such questions get asked anyway, and sometimes, before the question is closed, ...
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Should personal opinions posted as answers be flagged, or just downvoted?

If someone posts an answer that is essentially "In my opinion,...", should I flag the answer, or just downvote it and move on? And if I do flag it, should it be "not an answer", "very low quality", ...
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Law.SE Review – for Exemplary Answers

I've peddled this query on Meta.SE to no avail, but wondering if maybe this site wants to give it some consideration: On occasion I read an exemplary answer. An answer so illuminating and/or well-...
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Need canonical answers (FAQ) for Copyright

We have received well over 600 questions tagged copyright. This is now effectively – and by far – our most common tag. And many copyright questions, even when not duplicates, are ...
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Country/Jurisdictional tag

Very often I see answers that answers the question posed for a jurisdiction other than the one requested. What is the official policy on this? Should it be changed? If we permit answering the question ...
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Unanswered questions: Please upvote and accept useful answers, and have a look at the unanswered tab

At the moment, we have an 86% answer rate. Right now, there's 134 questions with no answers at all, and 19 questions with no upvoted answers. Sure, the answer rate is not the only thing we should be ...
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Answers without references

I've been thinking about this for a while - this is me without my moderator hat on, and no claim is made as to whether the other mods agree with or support these views. There are a large number of ...
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Should we set up some meta Wiki questions on determining well-written answers?

How do I know what the correct answer is? This question made me wonder whether lay-people and people like myself who are less-versed in legal research would benefit from a guide to legal research? ...
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How do I know what the correct answer is?

Given that there doesn't appear to be a critical mass of legal professionals on this site, how do I know what answer on a question is correct? Votes don't reflect expert review.
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Is a "This answer is also true in another jurisdiction X" comment good or bad?

Suppose a question does not specify a specific jurisdiction. An answer is posted that begins with "In the US, it works like this: ..." If I know that the answer is exactly right in some other ...
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