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How do I improve this question?

The EU Refunds law and wether cost of download is refundable? How do I improve this question?
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Is it ok to edit a question into something complete different?

Is it possible to edit a question that is not answered into a question that has a completely different meaning?
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Has anyone here successfuly lifted a question ban? [duplicate]

Has anyone here lifted a question ban? If yes how did you do that? By editing questions? By giving answers or by raising flags?
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Why was the Trump vandalism answer deleted?

This is similar to Nate Eldredges's question about the tax foreclosure question. The answer is this one, deleted by Cesar M. In the tax foreclosure case the OPs account was also deleted (the OP was ...
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Why was the tax foreclosure question deleted?

It appears that https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/58581/can-i-avoid-a-tax-foreclosure-by-evading-service-of-the-summons?noredirect=1#comment120124_58581 was deleted by a moderator (community ...
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Would a question about the Ronald Opus joke be on topic?

I want to ask a question about the accuracy of the Ronald Opus joke/fictional story? However, I'm not certain whether that would be within the scope of this site, because I'm not sure whether the ...
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This question is downvoted but it has many answers which carry upvotes

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: Can a country refuse to enforce international law even if it does not violate existing law? Why did this question get downvotes when it was well-...
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Should asking a broad “is [action] legal anywhere?” question preclude specific questions about the legality of that action in a specific country?

Motivating example: Is it legal to hack a hacker back (in the US)? was marked as a duplicate of Is there any country where hacking back is legal? The former asks a specific question that can be ...
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What questions are not legal advice? [duplicate]

How does the law stackexchange define which question is considered legal advice which question is not? If it refers to a very specific use case is it then considered legal advice?
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Could I rewrite this question about why property law involves more memorization than other 1L courses to be on-topic?

Apology if I offended any one. Is there any way to rewrite Why does property law involve more memorization and regurgitation, and less legal analysis, than other 1L courses? to make it on topic?
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What happens when posts report sexual crimes involving minors? What should users do?

I was just profoundly disturbed by the content of the following question: Is it consider rape if the girl doesn't understand what is happening? It was posted more than two years before this Meta ...
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Why was my question (and my education) heavily attacked/interrogated by people who did not even comment on my Content?

Does anybody have any answer/comment/evaluation of https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/57223/in-congressional-hearings-what-law-policy-dictates-how-to-record-connectivity-is, for my actual words, ...
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The migration of questions to Expatriates, pertaining to nationality laws

This question united kingdom - UK EU settlment scheme, effects when acquiring British citizenship was migrated from law to expatriates. (The original title was: UK EU settlment scheme, which is a bit ...
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When (if ever) should a person's identifying details be removed from a post by edits?

Motivating example: This suggested edit removes the name of a public figure (a mayor) accused of forging the signature of another councilmember on a bar receipt. It lists the mayor's full name (which ...
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Would questions about the psychology of legal-related perople on scope?

From What topics can I ask about here?, these topics are allowed to ask: Statutes or court decisions Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory Legal process and procedure Historical legal ...
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Can we ask questions about who are lawyers who offer service X in a region Y?

I'm thinking on whether Law.SE might serve a place for the Canadian co-operative movement to store resources on legally incorporating and maintaining co-operatives. I'm wondering whether I could ask ...
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Appropriate to ask whether an article is representative of legal consensus?

Is it appropriate to ask a question like the following? In the 2060 article "contractual obligations of robots," Eric Trump IX proposes that the contractual obligations of robots should be ...
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Should suggested edits correcting factual errors be approved?

Motivating example: This suggested edit corrects a clear error in an answer, but the error is central to the answer's premise—it answers a question about sitting presidents as litigants, and the error ...
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Who makes the Code of Conduct?

Who are the decision makers of what needs to be in the Code of Conduct? Site owners? Moderators? Voters? For example, I would strongly oppose the guideline "Avoid sarcasm". Is there a way to ...
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Why was this answer deleted? Why do answers get deleted without notifying why?

The answer screenshot below was deleted without saying why. Why delete this answer? Why delete without saying why? On the face of it, looks like plain abuse of power. Please prove me wrong.
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Does OP decide where to ask and community decide if on-topic locally only? Is this question off-topic here?

An exchange below Has the patent process been patented? about a close vote goes something like: "...voting to close "because it belongs on..." is generally not a valid close reason in ...
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What is the difference between [currency] and [money]?

At the moment, Law SE has tags currency and money. Neither tag has usage guidance. Are they synonyms?
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What is the difference between [vehicle] and [motor-vehicle]?

At the moment, Law SE has tags vehicle and motor-vehicle. The latter has no usage guidance. Are they synonyms?
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Why is my answer deleted?

I asked what exactly Weinstein did. The answer that is given only gives the definition of 3rd degree rape. Yes. But what is it that Weinstein actually did that somehow count as 3rd degree rape? I ...
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Is saying “I'm voting to reopen” not allowed?

I believe my question, Will SCOTUS be forced to rule on birthright citizenship soon? was closed unreasonably: procedural aspects are explicitly on-topic, and there are, in fact, many questions on this ...
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Why banned from asking in law?

I have been posting questions in law that generally are well structured and address a relevant political issue. But some get voted down because they are “politically charged”. My last question was on ...
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Should we ban Textbook questions?

I have seen a recent influx in questions that come directly from a textbook, giving just the question and some surrounding information, often quoting larger portions that surround it but not showing ...
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What are the standards and procedures for banning posters?

I've searched the help, but I can't find anything about the standards or procedures for suggesting/requesting that a user be banned. Am I missing something? I'm asking because I noticed that a user ...
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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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Why do you allow a travesty to continue?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: On what legal basis can American citizens be harassed and surveilled within our homes for entire lifetimes with no legal justification ever provided?...
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Are treaties on-topic?

I was "informed" via comment to a question that Treaties are not appropriate for this site. This seems at odds with various other posts and comments I have seen. For instance, cpast's Answer ...
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Can we auto-comment on a close vote?

I was reading through some of the posts here on Meta and going through some queues. There were a number of questions voted closed as a "Request for legal advice" but there was no comment ...
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Are questions regarding crime or law enforcement statistics on topic?

Over on Politics SE, we often have questions about law enforcement policies and crime statistics, especially when big events related to law enforcement occur (i.e, the last couple weeks in the US). ...
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Should there be a jurisdiction tag for the District of Columbia?

The District of Columbia (DC), USA, is governed by the US federal government, but it also has a local government with significant autonomy. Should we have a district-of-columbia tag for questions ...
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Is the “don't ask” help page at odds with what's on topic here?

The very first page in the "Asking" section of the Help Center, What types of questions should I avoid asking?, has the following to say in the second line: You should only ask practical, ...
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Question about the temporary COVID-19 provisions in the EU on-topic?

I live in Romania, where the government deals with COVID-19 by passing temporary laws. My questions however, is with regards to the EU as a whole and any convention that may apply to cross-boarder ...
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Can one question posted on this Law site be simultaneously posted on the Politics site for alternative input?

I suppose there might legitimately exist different legal and political takes on some questions we have such as, "Does the President have free rein to discredit the mass media?" There are both legal ...
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What causes an old question to (seemingly) randomly be brought to the front/top of the Stack?

Relatively regularly, I'll come to the page and see an interesting question or one that otherwise draws my attention in some way. At some point while preparing a comment or answer I end up noticing ...
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Why does my question keep getting deleted even though it is relevant?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: illegal to taunt neighbor with their impending death by covid-19? I asked a question at https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/50097/illegal-to-...
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New ask page: How do we want to use it to help new users?

The stack exchange network recently got a new question page). With it comes an expansion of customization for the individual site (which needs to be implemented by a Community Manager, who will do ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Nevada Vengeance

There has been a slew of questions about Nevada which seem to all be from the same person, despite using multiple accounts. The questions seem to be revolving around a neighbor dispute. The story as I ...
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Styles of use of terms like illegal, against the law, and others?

For various different questions or answers we may use terms like illegal, against the law, criminal violation, civil violation, non-criminal, etc? I am primarily interested in our stylistic choices ...
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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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