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should the “definition” and “legal-terms” tags be merged?

As per the title, definition's usage guidance is "for questions that seek to clarify the meaning of a term." As this is LawSE it seems to me that the only terms that require defining are ...
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should the “legal-terms” and “terminology” tags be merged?

It seems to me that there is no systemic distinction being made between the legal-terms and terminology tags, and one might usefully be made a synonym of the other. A new "contract-terms" ...
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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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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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Should questions about becoming a legal professional be on topic here

It has been suggested that What is the average cost of attending law school? be closed because it is "not about law". A user replied that "Questions about getting into a legal career ...
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Should the “employment” and “employment-law” tags be merged? [closed]

Should the employment and employment-law tags be merged? It seems to me that as a law-specific site, the former seems a duplication and redundant - although it does have the better (only!) usage ...
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Should question about Hawaii secession be closed

The question Can Hawaii secede from the U.S. through legal means? has several upvotes and three upvoted answers. But four people have voted to close it, three on the grounds of it being a duplicate ...
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Is it reasonable to like Contract Law, but find Commercial Law too abstruse and impractical?

How can Is it reasonable to like Contract Law, but find Commercial Law too abstruse and impractical? be saved or revised to become on topic? I know that it's opinion-based, but I would appreciate ...
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How can you trigger Law SE to pop-up the name of a user in your comments with the at mark? Is it a hidden privilege?

I just can't seem to figure out why I can't choose the user I'm typing the user name in in a comment. So far, I never was able to get it working on mobile, but it did work at times on my computer. ...
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Apparently I'm not credible enough to post answers here

I just want to tell everyone here that I don't appreciate being told I'm not credible. My answers here where totally reasonable and having a post be in my own words and not just a quote from a law ...
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Why was my question “A car rental company automatically pleads guilty, and pays a fine without letting me defend myself. Am I liable?” closed as dupe?

I have a question about my Law Stack Exchange post: A car rental company automatically pleads guilty, and pays a fine without letting me defend myself. Am I liable? Why was this closed as duplicating ...
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Why the law is written in a certain way? Is this on topic?

I asked why the law is written in a certain way. For example in here, What is the age of consent in Indonesia? 15 or 18? I asked whether age of consent in Indonesia is 15 or 18. It seems to be ...
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Are answerers too foolhardy? What to do about wrong answers?

I feel that some answerers are too overconfident and brash. Don't hesitate to edit this post to add more examples, but I found just two. The most outright example is https://law.stackexchange.com/a/...
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Are questions about crime statistics and the impact of law(s) allowed?

Are questions along the lines of what is the impact of law XYZ on crime/wellbeing? allowed? I think such questions are very interesting, but I am not sure if they're specific enough to law, or ...
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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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Are interdisciplinary Law Theory subjects allowed?

Examples of such subject matters might be: "Upstream" context such as History of Law and Philosophy of Law, paradigmatic questions such as Legal Positivism vs. Natural Law vs. Jurisprudence ...
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Should the new-york and the new-york-state tags be merged? Is the latter the better of the two?

The new-york tag has 237 questions and starts from 2015. It's usage guideline is: Questions concerning the laws, criminal justice system, civil court procedures and related topics specific to the ...
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Is it appropriate to ask users for legal credentials?

As originally posted, How do various factors affect the legality of streaming? started with the following request: Note for Users Answering Questions: If you have a legal credential or are a lawyer, ...
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Why was a harassment flag on this comment declined?

I raised a number of flags on this comment: What's with the weird threat to Stack Exchange buried in the middle of this answer? to this answer. The latest being "harassment" flag. There ...
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Is this personal or legitimate?

Some time ago I left a comment next to this question explaining why I didn't think it was appropriate for this site. The question had a bounty so it could not be voted to close. I voted to close as ...
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Are answers in comments allowed here?

Most Stacks do not allow answers in comments. This is for good reason- comments evade quality control and ensure that a controversial answer appears directly below a question. How do comments work? ...
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Answering in regard to a different jurisdiction than specified in the question

This is about this answer by me to Does the Right to be Informed of Charges apply out of the legal system? and the comment saying Since when has the Canadian CRF applied to the USA? The question ...
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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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If questions about philosophy of law are on-topic, then should it be explicitly stated in the help center?

From Do philosophy of law questions belong here?, I guess the answer is yes. If so, should this be explicitly stated in What topics can I ask about here? Currently it only states these topics as on-...
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Are questions about the law in past times on topic here?

There is currently an attempt to close this question on the grounds that it belongs on history.se. We have had questions about the state of law in past times, such as a question about divorce law in ...
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Why is this question deleted?

The question has been deleted without any feedback. https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/61931/how-different-and-similar-are-laws-against-narcotic-in-indonesia-and-us-and-port I am asking what ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

https://law.stackexchange.com/a/63647/12871 It seems that advising someone to get a lawyer is the correct course when a user asks for specific advice on how to handle their taxes.
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Are legal questions about events involving public figures on-topic?

There have been media reports about particular conduct by a public figure. These reports generally describe the conduct and say that a police complaint has been lodged regarding the conduct, but do ...
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Should an inclusive tag and a sub-tag be used on the same question?

On the question Is it legal to go take my license plates off a car I sold, without realizing I should keep my plates? there has been some back-and-forth editing on the tags. Specifically texas and ...
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Why was a question about private police deleted?

Why was the question https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/61740/overlap-between-public-and-private-entity deleted by @Cesar M please? It seems to me to be on topic for the Law stack. It seems to ...
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a-1 Tag not needed, can it be deleted?

In the question Tennessee, a-1 zone - can i rent out on Airbnb? a new tag, a-1,was created. In that question "a-1", was a zoning designation for agricultural land. But in other contexts it ...
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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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Why was my question closed and incorrectly called “homework?”

Why was What happens if other contractors also agree to accept a lower sum in full satisfaction of their own debts? closed? I admit it's long, but I don't want to risk losing context by shortening it. ...
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Inactive moderators - step up or step down

User cnst is currently one of four moderators on Law SE. They have not visited the site since early December 2020 (eleven weeks inactive at time of writing). They are also a high-reputation user on ...
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Should we be concerned about posts from “Lawyer”?

Given the community's concern about dispensing legal advice, I wanted to flag the arrival of "Lawyer," a new user whose answers suggest he is not a lawyer of any kind. It may be problematic ...
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Should comments advising people to commit crimes be flagged?

Motivating example: Someone asked a question about hiding assets in a divorce, which received the following comment: Sell some of your liquid assets and buy Bitcoin OTC. That is what cryptocurrency ...
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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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What are the rules or guidelines for recommending other non-SE forums?

I suspect that this question may be closed as it appears to be asking for specific legal advice, but I am aware of an English law forum that may assist. Is it within SE rules, or the spirit, to send ...
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Why public-law tag?

Do we need public-law, when we already got constitutional-law, administrative-law, criminal-law? Plz see chart below.
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Excessive use of “specific legal advice” closure reason

The question Are the title and author of a song protected by copyright? is written as "I am doing X, is that legal". The actual question is a basic principle of copyright law, and in no way ...
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why was my comment explaining my close vote to the author erased?

It is a 2nd question I am forced to ask about this question. The person who asked it doesn't seem to realize that their post is highly inflammatory and continues to attempt to act as if the question ...
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Are we really going to allow this?

This question is disgusting. It is an afront to any attempts at civility. The idea of comparing a President of the United States, speaking to a crowd of his supporters in the open daylight, to a ...
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How can I improve this question about preventing wasted costs when dealing with a landlord that won't accept lockout agreements?

How can I re write https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/57854/if-landlord-doesnt-accept-lockout-agreements-how-else-can-i-prevent-wasted-cos to make it on topic please? Here's the text of the ...
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What clarity does this question need?

This question was close voted for clarity. There was a previous question like this which was deleted and this question asked: Is any YouTuber required to block videos for people below 18 even if the ...
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why do you keep erasing my comments?

I added added some comments to this answer. The author did improve the answer, but then commented that the original wording was supported by other sources. I replied by saying that listing those ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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We are getting overwhelmed with current affairs questions

Regularly, it wouldn't be a bad thing if people started asking question based on the reporting about current affairs. For example, if there is a famous murder trial and people want to know how chain ...
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Are fantastical questions on topic?

I'm here from Worldbuilding.SE where we've been having a discussion on whether legal questions are on topic for our site. A good example of such a question is this one: How many laws would a ...
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Do we need a Trump-tag?

we have 212 questions containing the keyword Trump, many of them focussing if things he did or ordered are legal. That's more than our Treelaw questions, so a trump category of questions might be ...
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Question about legal aplication of moderation

I have a deleted question asking wether any law in the India asks fr forced moderation or sets any limitations on moderation.Specificaly if we need to remove content and handle requests similiar to ...

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