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Congrats, Law SE will be graduating soon!

Good news, everyone! Or, should I say, "good news: everyone"? In the year that Law Stack Exchange has been open, we on the Community team have been really impressed by how well things have gone here, ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often!

tl;dr: Vote Early, Vote Often! Note: This post is identical to this one on Mythology Stack Exchange I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator from ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Law's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be replacing the pro tempore crew shortly — please thank both groups for ...
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Please welcome your new moderators!

First off, thanks to everyone who participated at the moderator nomination meta post! I may eventually be contacting additional users to fill more moderator slots, but I wanted to get the folks below ...
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2018: 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, in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Proving to YouTube that a video is Public Domain: on-topic?

Would this question be on-topic here? http://yro.slashdot.org/story/15/08/16/191215/ask-slashdot-how-to-prove-a-work-is-public-domain The asker uploaded a very old video to YouTube claiming it is ...
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Update “How To Ask” box to deter requests for specific legal advice

As stated on the side of the main menu of the law.stackoverflow.com site: Law Stack Exchange is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for individualized advice from a qualified ...
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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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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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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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Bold text does not appear as bold font issue on OSX?

Sorry if this was asked already but bold text doesn't appear as bold on this site for OSX it seems. Some of the other sites like graphicdesign.stackexchange work fine with bold text. Is there ...
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Should a tag exist for multiple questions about a specific court case?

We have several questions about Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.: What exactly are the "Java APIs" that were under debate in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.? In Oracle America v. ...
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Questions of Parliamentary Procedure

Are question on the topics of parliamentary procedure on topic?
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Answering “Can I sue?” questions

As the complement to Answering "Can I be sued?" questions: I really like this as a general answer. Just thought it was worth noting as part of the canon of common-questions.
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Merge/retag [tag:licensing] and [tag:licenses]?

The tags licensing and licenses have the same sorts of questions. Should we make a synonym between the two, and/or clearly define distinct meanings (like "licenses is about government-issued licenses, ...
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Case of first impression

(Applicable at least in the United States) Should we have a tag for cases of first impression? This would be for drawing parellels between current and past cases to develop ideas about how the court ...
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Should we edit part of the tour?

In chat, jimsug wrote, The tour page encourages practical questions users have actually faced. I suppose we will have to change this to ... conform to our preference for questions that do not seek ...
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Does anyone have use for a view count feature?

Currently, one can sort questions by view count by running a query on the SE Data Explorer. However, it would be nice to be able to see the results in a format that parallels that for our Greatest ...
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Possible changes and effects of law

Do questions based on the effects of new laws fit in to this stack? For example would I be ok to ask about possible effects of changing the stop and search powers of police?