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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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Why do `.jpg` embedded from the Wikimedia commons not display properly?

Almost all images embedded on stack exchange (SE) are hosted at i.stack.imgur.com. However, there are a lot of pictures on Wikipedia for which the copyright is conducive to sharing images with others. ...
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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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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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Politically incorrect tag: North-Korea -> DPRK

The country commonly called north-korea is actually the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea". That is too long for a tag, which only allows 35 characters. The proper shorthand would be ...
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What is the proper place to voice my dissatisfaction with moderator behaviour?

I’m dissatisfied with what I consider to be shocking displays of arrogance by a certain moderator and would like to express my objections. What is the right way and place to do this?
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Old post showing on home page as modified more minutes ago (by community bot) but no evidence of modification is apparent

When I look at the old post it doesn’t seem as though any modification has in fact been recently made. What is the explanation for this?
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Why does the snippet in my notifications contain a string that doesn’t appear in the post?

In my notifications it shows the first few words of the subject answer. Here the answer seems to begin with the word “assuming”. Then I open the (never edited) answer, and it doesn’t contain that word ...
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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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Mentioning a different Stack Exchange in a comment

If I want to write a comment that refers to a different stack exchange, what syntax do I use? The exchange I would like to refer to is https://academia.stackexchange.com/ and I only want to refer to ...
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When will the next moderator election be held?

When, and how frequently are moderator elections held on law.SE? Can users nominate anyone for moderator other than themselves?
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Can my tag-edit privilege be unblocked or a reason given for why it is suspended?

This question is a continuing inquiry rising out of the the question: Are you only able to have no more than 2 or 3 tag edits pending? @Rick's answer indicated that my presumably 5 tag edits are being,...
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Are you only able to have no more than 2 or 3 tag edits pending?

I have submitted a couple of edits to tags only to find there were some boiler-plate languages previously used which I then tried to incorporate in my previous edits as well as submit new ones in ...
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Is it possible to block users?

I find some users unhelpful and abrasive as if they just seem to enjoy arguing for its own sake without building any collaborative insight. Is it possible to hide all of their contributions when I ...
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Struggling to find a recently seen answer for the life of me; what could be the problem?

I recently read an answer to one of my questions on law. SE which mentioned (and linked to, on legislation.gov.uk) the tenant fees act 2019 (in one way or another, not sure, for example, if it ...
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Why us there an "Undelete" button if it does not work?

An answer (https://law.stackexchange.com/a/82351/45195) had been deleted by a moderator. I cannot comment on that (until I undelete) the answer it seems. However when I click on "Undelete", ...
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Question closed without any real information why?

My question was closed as being off-topic, but no explanation was given. Please help me. The question is here. It asked about the law on fence heights. As of now the council have failed to reply ...
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would it work like this?

Re closed question Simplest way to get health insurance for child?, Can I give minimal context, very general, and ask, "Is there a way to file a legal action to have health insurance looked at by ...
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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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Request For The Moderators To Make An Exception

In my answer to the recent question about whether positive attitude requirements are discriminatory (Is the requirement to have positive attitude discriminatory?) I included a disclaimer, asked the ...
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How could I have improved this question?

I asked a question recently about a hypothetical scenario where one suspects an individual is a pedophile. It was downvoted several times, with a number of comments accusing me of attempting to get ...
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Appropriate tag for civil-code (Napoleonic code, et al.)

The civil-legal-system tag is described as: Civil law is a legal system based on a codified set of principles that serve as the primary source of law. Not to be confused with [civil law] claims, ...
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Vanished question about cars and copyrights/trademarks

I remember quite well that someone with a music-related name had asked a question about cars and photos - and now almost the same question - even referencing the same site as origin of photos - ...
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How should troll questions be handled?

We occasionally get "questions" that ask absurd, bad-faith questions with some legal hook. For example (I hate to feed a troll by giving the question attention, but I figure doing so once to ...
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Post was improperly closed

A moderator closed this question under pretext that it is "off-topic". No one else had VTC so far, and the post is neither spam nor "egregious" so as to warrant mod intervention. ...
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Producing several focused questions with duplicate content

My question was closed: Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. Update the question so it focuses on one problem only. This will help others answer the ...
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Is this question on topic?

I am unsure whether this question would fit better here or on worldbuilding. Since the worldbuilding aspect is almost incidental, I figured I would try here first. The question This is a hypothetical ...
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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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Is my question acceptable for this site?

I don't know if my question is philosophy, law, history, ethics or none of it, but I imagine a scenario where an obviously evil and criminal act with the intent of malice has the result of utility and ...
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Where to ask about Legal History, Roman Law and Comparative Law

I want to ask about the Civil Legal System and its 2 subgroups. Napoleonic and Germanistic. I am thinking of the tags History, Legal-History, Civil-Legal-System, Comparative-Law.
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Should Moderators be able to use their privileges for self-promotion?

Recently useful comments on questions are being moved to chat because they were marked as "extend conversation" More information here, even comments that contain open questions, are still ...
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Improper removal of an OP's contract-law question

This question was removed by one of our new moderators. It indicates being "marked as spam or rude or abusive", which by itself sounds ambiguous. The revision history is here. Besides the reason for ...
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Can I withdraw my vote?

I down voted an answer to someone else's question, but then I realized I shouldn't have done so. As it stands right now, I can only take back my "down" vote with an up vote. Is it just my device? Or ...
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How did this SE user get 100 reputation points?

I looked this user up who commented on my post here on Law.SE and he has no history but does have 101 reputation. How is this possible? https://law.stackexchange.com/users/426/matthew-read Can women ...
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Where is the site chatroom?

I can no longer find it here. I think every site has a site chatroom? (And FIRC was called "the courtroom"?)
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Can I accept an answer if my question has been marked as duplicate?

Can I accept an answer if my question has been marked as duplicate? If so, how? I noticed there is no "check mark" next to the answer that I found usefull (more so than the similar question where I ...
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titled, mistitled, titled, mistitled, post clarified, what next?

Am I applying the right procedure? I asked a question and gave it a subject. Someone edited the title to something irrelevant (I assume unknowingly). I replaced the title with something similar to my ...
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Can I ask for a reference?

Proposed question: I requested an impartial special education hearing to establish eligibility under IDEA for my son. The hearing is heard by an administrative law judge with additional training in ...
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Why was my question downvoted, with no explanatory comment?

I wrote a question (Filling out an affidavit of personal service) which received a helpful answer. I upvoted it and accepted it. My question was downvoted but there was no explanatory comment. Why? ...
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Is this question acceptable?

Was the damage that BP paid for the damage in Mexican Gulf the largest amount ever paid for a damage? What was the second largest amount?
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This should be urgent closed!

How much of this image do I need to modify in order to avoid copyright violation? OP is explaining for not having permission on the material his post is related to. (unkowingly, probably but that ...
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Does a comment before deleting a question make sense?

I was notified in a comment that a question of mine is off topic. I am going to delete it and I was wondering if it is good to reply to the comment, like 'Accepted, I am deleting the question'. Will ...
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Find a moderator to move my question to another community

I have asked a question in law community and now I noticed that there is a more specific community for this question (Expatriates). I am wondering where I can find a moderator to move my question to ...
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Could someone create these tags?

Could someone create tags for roberts-rules and parliamentary-procedure possibly parliamentary-rules? Specifically referring to this question: Appointment and Elected Offices of an Assembly under ...
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Are questions on the legallity of the use of certain online services welcome?

As my question here Legality of scanning a site with SSLLabs Server Test in order to find and report weaknesses doesn't seem to be going down to well, would this question be more welcome here? Because ...
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Please update http://law.stackexchange.com/help/deleting-account

https://law.stackexchange.com/help/deleting-account seems outdated. As I can't ask questions about my jurisdiction. I wish to leave and delete my account only on Law beta (not other stackexchange ...
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Tag words should be hyphenated

We already have two tags freedomofspeech and criminallaw that were created without the traditional hyphen-delimiting of words. Who can fix that?
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