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Who can edit questions?

Some dude with less than 5k reputation edited this question of mine: Is there a definition/test for "lack of merit" (legal arguments)? I don't want that modification. Of course I can edit it ...
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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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Would [affirmative-action] be a useful tag?

Would it be useful to have an affirmative-action tag for discrimination questions that are specifically about actions intended to benefit underrepresented groups? This could be a useful ...
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Should we remove [multiple-jurisdiction] along with [any-jurisdiction]?

Considering the consensus to remove any-jurisdiction, should we also remove multiple-jurisdiction, currently used on 47 questions?
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Is it encouraged to delete one’s question-comments as soon as the contained questions are answered so that the remaining coments no longer make sense?

There’s a word for deleting only one’s own half of a conversation on an online discussion platform so that it just seems as though the other party is talking to themselves. If anyone knows what it is, ...
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What is the purpose of this site if it is not to ask for legal advice?

Law Stack Exchange does not allow questions that ask for, or answers that provide, specific legal advice. What is the purpose of a legal question-and-answer site that does not allow legal advice?
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Proposal for a new ask question modal

It was suggested in a comment by Laurel on Trish's answer to Jen's Meta question on jurisdiction tags to edit the "Ask Question" modal. I agree that that's a good idea, especially ...
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How can a question like this one possibly be more focused?

What are the most prominent differences among the common law systems of the different states in the U.S.A.? The question above was closed on the grounds that it needs to be more focused? I could ask ...
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When is a jurisdiction tag required in a question?

The help page says: If you are looking for the law in a particular area, please tag your question with the appropriate jurisdiction tag (e.g. united-states, texas, new-york-city, england-and-wales). ...
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Merger of [Trees] and [Treelaw]

We have both the tags trees and treelaw. Both are about the same item: trees and their impact on property law. As such, they should be merged. Which one should be retained and synonymized to the other?...
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Do we have a problem with sexist, and generally overly zealous moderators?

I’m sick of what I have noticed as overly zealous moderation when it comes to opposing, however gently, mildly, and courteously, the remake of apparently female users. The moderators appear especially ...
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Does using specific events or phenomena to exemplify (or even define) one’s question actually present any problem?

I’ve seen questions edited or closed in order to generalise them and edit out any reference to the original event that inspired and prompted the question. I suspect that this is because of the ...
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How (and why) could a post be “removed from network questions”?

A recent question’s edition history shows that it was “removed from network posts” by one of the moderators. Why is it possible for doing this, and what are valid reasons for which a moderator might ...
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Are moderator warnings intentionally unspecific?

I recently had a comment exchange with a user that my conversation partner as well as the moderators found violated the code of conduct. The details are irrelevant here. I received a private message ...
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Looking for an old post I’ve seen before

I remember seeing a post before that concerned how to bring a claim in England against an anonymous “placeholder” defendant whose address for service (or other details like complete name) one doesn’t ...
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Should questions at some point be closed as moot or obsolete?

Without any disrespect to Trish who answered this question today, after the fact, based upon what actually happened, at some point, should questions like the following question from 2016: North Korea'...
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Is there a policy on editing questions to clarify them after answers have already there been posted?

A recent, (IMO) otherwise non-sequitur comment claims that “we don’t allow edits that invalidate answers that have already been posted,” but I’ve never heard of a policy like this. What I have seen ...
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This site's comment scope is more permissive than the network default

Although the help page sets out a fairly narrow scope for comments, law.stackexchange.com practices a more permissive scope for comments than the text sets out. On law.stackexchange.com, if people are ...
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Is self-deprecating credentialism in line with the spirit of stack exchange?

There is a recurrent meme of legal matters being ostensibly too important to entrust to the advice of “anonymous people on the internet”. Yet many of these people may or may not be elite legal minds ...
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Test for relevance of the "copyright" tag

I noted there has been some opposition to me applying the "copyright" tag to this question. Do we consider it relevant only when it legally applies to the subject? Or do we also consider it ...
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What are the benefits of removing comments without replying to them on the basis that they’ve been addressed in an edit?

Certain users are fond of seeing questions on answers and then integrating their answers to the answer to which they were a comment before removing the comment that is apparently considered to be “no ...
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I would like to edit my answer to replace the example, in order respond to a critique in the comments

I would like to make this edit, but it was rolled back. The original example application of judicial notice that I have included in the answer is attracting comments that critique the judge's math. ...
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So long, and thanks for all the fish

Goodbye, y'all. I've been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) so I'm off to ammend my will and complete my bucket list before it's too late.
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Where exactly is my lack of focus?

A few hours ago, out of curiosity, I did post the following question On the legality of seizing narco yachts which was closed because it "needs to be more focused". If "board and ...
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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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What to do about AI edits that are helpful?

https://law.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/57118 This edit was quite clearly done with ChatGPT (see the last paragraph), but it does improve the post. How should edits like this be handled?
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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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Is the LawSE response to suspected AI generated posts still in force?

The Temporary policy: ChatGPT is banned states that: Posting GPT answers on Law Stack Exchange is temporarily banned. And the answer from a Moderator when asked How should we handle ChatGPT answers? ...
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Should we have a LawSE definition of "educational purposes only"?

I'm inviting discussion and suggestions on the value of creating an faq post defining "Educational Purposes Only" The home page's Banner has the embedded link educational purposes only that ...
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How To Deal wIth AI Postings At Law.SE

user @SergZ has a modus operandi of making lots of AI posts with minimal editing in other forums and appears to be doing so in this forum, but, of course, it is hard to tell sometimes. I deleted one ...
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Where a question merely asks about a word's etymology, should it be asked here or on English.SE?

Some questions ask about the etymology of a word that happens to be used in law, but where there is nothing special about the word's use in law. Is the mere fact that a word is used in law enough to ...
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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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Does (Law) StackExchange reach out to law schools and professors?

To my pleasant surprise, I just spotted that George Mason University's Antonia Scalia Law School touts us! Law Stack Exchange Question-and-answer forum for legal professionals, students, and others ...
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Should Tor users be blocked?

I recently tried signing up on law.stackexchange.com through Tor (to ask a question anonymously), and the signup page wouldn't let me, consistently giving the error: Something went wrong. Please ...
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Good place for questions about SE's TOS

If I have a question about legal details of the SE Terms of Service, is it better to ask on MSE, or is this site (also) an appropriate place to ask?
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tag:citations and tag:case-citations

I notice that there is overlap between the tags citations and case-citations. citations: 15 questions, 11 of which are about citation practice (i.e. referencing or giving attribution for) materials, ...
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Can someone explain what is objectionable about this answer?

What kinds of formal logic have applications in law? Can someone explain what is objectionable about this answer? The others who answered seem at best to think that if the law is illogical or not ...
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Do the recent and upcoming policy changes and subsequent moderators' strike affect how LawSE moderates AI content?

TL;DR Can we have some clarity1, please? i.e. To flag or not to flag AI? The most recent announcement from LawSE's per-site moderators is our temporary policy stating that ChatGPT is banned, which is ...
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What is wrong with my post

I recently posted on law stack exchange. My last post has two votes to close. I do not understand why. I am hoping somebody here can tell me what the issues is. Here is a link to the post: Is this a ...
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Can I ask a question about good online resources for small business contracts?

Is it OK for me to ask abut online contract resources for small businesses. Clearly not instead of legal advice, but is it ok to ask about online contract resources?
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How will LawSE remedy mods' recurrent abuse of privileges? or will it ever do so?

Barely four days ago we witnessed what was then the latest instance of mods' abuse of privileges. Now another instance arises. Given the site's low activity, the recurrence of these incidents shows ...
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Proper Question Structure

I was scrolling down to Math Stack Exchange, and saw how they have the requirements to post a question, where you have to properly present the background of a question since they are not a "...
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revert tag:enw to tag:england-and-wales

I propose we revert the recent re-tags. england-and-wales is much clearer and well-established on this site. If needed, we can add a tag synonym for enw. I raise this here instead of in a comment on ...
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synonym: AI -> Artificial Intelligence

AI is short for artificial intelligence. So we should synonym it. https://law.stackexchange.com/tags/artificial-intelligence/synonyms
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Admission, choosing Tags

I usually use as many tags as possible on a question to circumscribe the focus at the conjunction of these tags. However, there tends to be a main idea that is captured by one, and subscribers to ...
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What is the difference between [minor] and [juvenile-law]?

On the main site we have [minor] Use this tag for questions related to the law for minors, i.e. persons who have not reached the age of majority (usually 16, 18, or 21 years). and [juvenile-law], ...
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New form of micromanagement and censorship on LawSE

I used to provide in my answers about contract law a link to the Restatement (Second) of Contracts that some law firm posted on its website. The law firm subsequently removed that resource, thereby ...
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Are questions about how strong a case is valid?

I asked the question Do the Ohio sheriffs suing Afroman have any legal standing in their claim of "invasion of privacy and misappropriation of their likenesses" lawsuit? and a comment by ...
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How should we handle ChatGPT answers?

A new user has posted a number of answers in breach of the Temporary policy: ChatGPT is banned. There's no attempt to disguise its use, as each answer ends with: Chatgpm I assume they need flagging ...
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