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How can we advertise Law SE on legal Reddits?

Does anyone here subscribe to, and is well known at, r/ask_lawyers, r/auslaw, r/law, r/lawyers (application and lawyer ID required), r/lawcanada, r/lawschool, r/lawschooladmissions, r/legaled, r/uklaw?...
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Why aren't my Contract Law questions and answers being upvoted more?

I'm forlorn and heavyhearted. I spent quite much time and effort to post referenced answers and deep questions on contract law to learn more, but too many of them are downvoted or get zero votes. Why? ...
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Why was my definition request migrated?

Why was https://english.stackexchange.com/q/524832 migrated from Law? An ordinary anglophone wouldn't know the legal meaning. Sven Yargs hints to it https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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How can we require jurisdiction to be declared?

Many questions like Can an unacceptable / illegal condition in a contract be ignored without voiding the whole contract? fail to declare the jurisdiction. Ought such failure be a close reason?
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Why was my second question regarding the Theft Act closed?

The reasons for closing Why potentially guilty of theft if you pick wild mushrooms on someone’s land for reward, but not if to deprive land owner of opportunity to pick? feel unjust. Does this ...
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Drawing the line on Impeachment

Questions about Impeachment have been popping up left and right and rightfully so, Impeachment can be a confusing process to understand because rules that govern Impeachment are changed by the House ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are theoretical questions about legal systems on topic?

Are theoretical questions about legal process on-topic for the main site? For example, I am curious about the inevitable complexity that follows the precedent system in the common law. If I were to ...
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Introduce yourself!

Just thanking you all for assisting with my questions, and thought to say hi and introduce myself! What do you think? Is this a good idea? I'm Pearl. I'm a teacher in Toronto, Canada. I've been ...
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What's the point of a locked post with no feedback?

While scrolling through meta I came across this question that is locked but has no feedback (answer/comments). It seemed pretty odd and without reason. I tried digging into the history of this post ...
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Is Law SE a good place to get feedback on briefs before they are submitted?

I have prepared an initial brief and I would like to get some ideas on how to make it better. I feel that my attorney has lost me my case and am not sure who else to get legal help from on a pro-bono ...
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Why are my EU Law questions being downvoted?

Some down-voter is un-ceremonious and in-sensitive to my time and learning, with no comment, my questions from Robert Schütze's European Union Law 2 ed. 2018. I have to learn EU Law myself and use my ...
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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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Can we remove DaleM's moderation privileges?

I could be on my own here, but there seem to be quite a few people in agreement that conferring moderator privileges on DaleM was a mistake. He is rather aggressive -- too aggressive, I'd argue -- in ...
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Current flagging policy

In my opinion, it would be useful for general users to know how moderators feel about comment-flags. I am specifically interested in moderator's view of what constitutes helpful versus counter-...
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Edit suggesting to remove meta-commentary was rejected

A good answer was posted, but it included a meta-commentary that is not necessary to be on a post (since Stack Exchange is supposed to be a repository of high-quality questions and answers). I ...
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What is wrong with this answer?

Is it legal to have unpaid volunteer moderators (or other types of volunteers) on a for-profit community website? DaleM was simply mad that I disagreed with him when he was obviously wrong. The ...
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Tag request: [directive]

I've asked 2 questions[1][2] about a directive here. Those are improperly tagged as regulation, simply because that comes closest and there is no directive yet. Could directive be created so I can ...
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Why was second question about Offences Against the Person Act 1861 closed as duplicate?

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 — How's s 47 "in at least one respect, the narrowest offence of" ss 18, 20, 47? is about s 47. Why was it closed as duplicating Offences Against the ...
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Where to ask about Legal History, Roman Law and Comparative Law

I want to ask about the Civil Legal System and its 2 subgroups. Napoleonic and Germanistic. I am thinking of the tags History, Legal-History, Civil-Legal-System, Comparative-Law.
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Are there quality requirements for comments rather than the requirement of a specific purpose?

So a few days ago I coincidentally came to the topic How much of this image do I need to modify in order to avoid copyright violation?. There I figured in the comments, that apparently I had a ...
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Should this moderator have answered this question requesting for specific legal advice?

This question unequivocally asked for legal advice. Rather than deleting the question or improving it, this answer, providing advice as to liability and advice as to the law in the jurisdiction, was ...
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How do I check if and why my comments are deleted?

I wrote a comment under my answer here https://law.stackexchange.com/a/45200/10872 I'm not sure why its gone. Was it deleted, and by who? Is there a moderation log that shows this? The comment ...
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Can “*Why* a law exists” be on topic?

A comment on an answer to this question says: This question fulfills: Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory, because it asks for the reason why this applies and not the motive of those who ...
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How to deal with comments?

Without rehashing How long is an "Extended discussion" or Should Moderators be able to use their privileges to benefit their own posts, I am polling the community to establish a norm on this ...
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Should Moderators be able to use their privileges for self-promotion?

Recently useful comments on questions are being moved to chat because they were marked as "extend conversation" More information here, even comments that contain open questions, are still useful to ...
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How long is an “Extended discussion”

In this thread a group of -- oh horrors -- three comments, at least one of them potentially quite useful, and not constituting a back&forth between two users, was hidden -- oops, "moved to chat". ...
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What is the difference between these tags?

I am wondering what the difference between tag maritime and tag law-of-the-sea is. Does the former encompass maritime law in general, whereas the latter pertains specifically to the United Nations ...
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What to do about answers that advocate breaking the law

Recently I've come across a couple of answers that acknowledge what the law is, but then advocate the user to openly break the law (without outlining the repercussions of doing so). For these types of ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Law's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Concern About New Member Whose User Name Appears To Be An Advertisement

New user @wm-wolff-law-exam-guides has a username that appears to be primarily an advertisement and a form of spam for publications by this author. I also note reviewing this new user's profile, that ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Legal theory and deference of a corporate law question de lege ferenda to https://money.stackexchange.com/

I earnesty appreciate https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/43507/limited-liability-and-moral-hazard is interdisciplinary. What is legal theory? https://www.geo.sunysb.edu/esp/files/scientific-...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Law is scheduled for an election next week, August 12. In ...
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Why are questions from law books off-topic?

I had some questions now deleted, and that I can't see anymore, that were clearly legal, but spring from law books. I remember some snarky unwelcoming comment that this site isn't a law book club. ...
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Does editing a post to remove a picture imply that it is clear?

Should one edit a post that they have marked unclear? Class action left handed lawsuit? I keep getting pictures edited from my questions. They editor said that the pictures taking up more space then ...
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Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland

At present, there is an ireland tag, with no guidance at all. Unfortunately, "Ireland" may refer either to a country, or to an island comprising both the country and the province of Northern Ireland. ...
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Is it a violation of the site guidelines to ask a “ridiculous” question?

I use many of the SE sites, all the time. I know the drill. Good question, follow the guidelines, be specific, etc. I know. I googled, I read the similar questions here on LSE to see whether any of ...
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United States FOIA versus United Kingdom FOIA

We currently have a foia tag, which appears to be scoped to be specifically about the Freedom of Information Act in the United States (as well as state-level variations therein). There is, however, ...
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Why was this question about jury nullification deleted by a moderator?

Moderator feetwet has deleted Are jurors ever told about jury nullification in the US? If not, why not?. This is puzzling. Why was it deleted?
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Examples of a legal advice question and an on-topic one

As an effort to understand the site, can you illustrate the difference between these two questions, in which the first one is off-topic for being a legal advice, and the other is not? Help regarding ...
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Are questions about machine directives welcome here?

Machine directives are standards that are transcribed into law, describing safety regulations for machinery builders/developers. Examples of such standards are: Australian Standard AS4024 - ...
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Quit downvoting me for no reason

You guys argue and downvote me for no reason and it should stop please. This answer was accepted as correct and still got downvotes: Can I make an App that looks like snapchat? This answer was 100% ...
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The [us-federal-government] tag

We have a tag us-federal-government with no description. Most of the questions with that tag seem that they should be tagged united-states instead, as that is the preferred tag for questions about ...
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Does Law.SE want Stack Overflow users to recommend their site for licensing questions?

Licensing questions on Stack Overflow routinely get closed as off-topic, since the community there has determined that they don't fall within the site scope. I periodically see users recommend posting ...
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As thanks, I can help with looking anything up on paywalled resources

I know that I've asked many questions (apologies!), but can't answer them as I'm benighted in law. Thus to convey my many grateful thanks, I can proffer to help anyone who needs content from ...
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Can I edit answers that tell people to commit a crime?

There are two answers in the question about a neighbor having a fence on the person's property that suggest he unilaterally tear the fence down. This site shouldn't be giving people advice that says ...
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Are etymology of legal terms on-topic?

I submitted https://english.stackexchange.com/q/494623/334589 here before it got migrated, but What is the origin and history of the term "grand theft auto"? has remained? Clarification ...
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Is any question requiring knowledge of legal principles on topic?

I am asking this question in reference to this question. So as to the general rule, is a question that requires knowledge of legal principles or ideas on topic even though law is not the central part ...

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