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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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An apology to the Law Stack Exchange community

I am the "const iption" troll. (The space is so this doesn't show as a Google hit for the word.) Const iption is, as you all know, something that I just made up; there is, in reality, no ...
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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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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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 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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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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Should [personal-likeness] be a tag synonym of [right-of-publicity]?

It seems to me that personal-likeness should be a synonym of right-of-publicity?. They seem to have essentially the same meaning, and the User Guidance for the former is: This tag is for questions ...
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2019: a year in moderation

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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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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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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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Should the [covid] tag be merged with the [covid-19] tag?

At the time of writing, the covid-19 tag has 160 questions and a detailed user guidance, whereas the covid tag has only two questions and no guidance. It seems sensible to merge the latter with the ...
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Should all "war" related tags be merged in to one?

Should both war and war-crimes be merged as synonyms for laws-of-war? war has no userguidance and nine questions. war-crimes has no user guidance and two questions laws-of-war has no user guidance ...
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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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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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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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​[driving] a [vehicle] in [traffic]

We have driving, vehicle, and traffic. I can see the point of vehicle being separate ("On what day of the month do vehicle registrations expire?" or "Can my insurance company refuse to cover damage ...
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What is to be done with a thread that was locked after beign vandalized

the thread Why are religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws legal? was vandalized with an irrelevant and abusive attack on a poster, on SE, and on society generally, using highly offensive ...
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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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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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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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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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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?
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Can this deleted question be undeleted and reopened?

The question What if you cannot pay the damages in a civil law suit? was closed as a duplicate – incorrectly, in my view. I was in the process of writing a comment explaining my view, following which ...
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Physician's clerk confirmed 4 months, but then cancelled 1 week, before appointment because Physician "reached capacity". What are Patient's remedies?

How can I make on topic Physician's clerk confirmed 4 months, but then cancelled 1 week, before appointment because Physician "reached capacity". What are Patient's remedies?? I ...
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