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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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Are questions seeking attorneys with specialized experience in a narrow area of the law on topic here

For example, attorneys who have experience in 42 USC 1983? That seems to be a very specialized topic of civil rights law. According to one reference, it is a statute for redressing constitutional ...
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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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Are legal questions about patents within the scope of this site?

The scope of this site is stated to include: Statutes or court decisions Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory Legal process and procedure Historical legal applications Dealing with legal ...
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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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Author Writing a Legal Thriller. Appropriate to Ask Questions Here?

I'm writing a legal thriller. I realize that since I have limited legal experience (and by "limited" I mean "no"), I am going to make mistakes. I am committed to writing this book, however, and I ...
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What is purpose of this site if my relevant question isn't acceptable?

I had asked it on Interpersonal stack exchange but they suggest me to ask here on Law stack exchange. My question is about law and I don't think it's off-topic? Here is my question Should I file a ...
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Is this question off-topic?

Isn't the question Students drugs teacher an example of a question that clearly asks for specific legal advice? It seems to me to be asking, "This happened to me, is this actionable and under what ...
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Are questions of the type "which countries this legislation happens" on topic in Law SE?

I would like to know in which countries certain legislation happens. Some SE might consider questions asking for a list of things to be "too broad" or off-topic, but in this case the set of options is ...
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Would a canonical Q&A/Tutorial on the minimum needed in order to comply with DMCA be appropriate on this site?

I realize that it might not follow the usual rules to the letter, but on StackOverflow, some useful questions were let be (at least in the past). Here's one example: The Definitive C++ Book Guide and ...
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Should Law.Se have separate tags for jurisdiction and subject matter?

The tag field for Stack Exchange currently does not discriminate between the types of tags. This feature works fine for most Stack Exchange sites as the subject matter is universal. However there are ...
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Context: Location of Applicable Law

Law varies from country to country and can vary from state to state (e.g. CA vs NY). Is the generally accepted practice that if the OP does not provide the context for the community to provide the ...
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Is asking "what are my legal options in this case" on topic?

I have a situation where I might contemplate to proceed via legal ways. Would the question "I have this situation, what are my options/how should I proceed to use them" on topic here?
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Can I ask for help with a specific PACER query?

Actually I guess it’s not just PACER, it’s an entire research process. I am trying to find cases with a specific attorney. I’ve done as much legwork as possible, starting with looking up their bar ...
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Question about legislative intent should be reinstated back to Law SE

It is odd that a question about legislative intent has been removed from Law SE and placed in Workplace SE (Subsequently restored and available here). Initially one user suggested that it be moved to ...
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Are questions about what laws should be instituted on topic?

I'd like to ask if people think a law should be instituted in certain circumstances. Is that an acceptable question on the Law site?
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Questions about emerging fields

I asked a question a few days ago about facial recognition which has, so far, received no answers. I suspect the reason for this is that this technology is fairly new and rare (at least in terms of ...
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Can I please get some help solving my problem in a way that fits well with law SE?

I have an issue I need to resolve for which I am curious about the legal implications of various avenues I am considering. I have asked an initial question, and I foresee there being possible add-on ...
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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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Explain the reasoning behind voting to place this question "on hold"

The comment it is not a question about law or legal process. is incorrect as to the interpretation of the administrative regulations cited at the question itself The constitutionality of an ...
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Why was my edit on "can I sue an app" undone?

I edited this post, mostly to fix its grammar and spelling. Additionally, I edited the title. It was originally titled "can I sue an app", but since an app is a computer program, it seems very ...
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Are questions about the job of being a legal professional off topic for this site?

Background The topics in scope for this stack exchange tend to reflect creations of the law, procedures, and interactions with lawyers as outlined here: Statutes or court decisions Legal ...
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Can we get a cool icon?

Instead of the boring "L" in a box. Suggestions: A gavel Lady justice A big book with 'Law' on it Scales
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What kind of question-vandalism by the OP is accptable?

This question was changed (by edit by the OP) from a reasonable and answerable (indeed, answered) question, to a non-question (it now simply says "Please delete me"). My first question is, when a ...
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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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Is how to avoid legal issues in scope

See this post if-i-turn-the-real-money-into-fake-currency-will-it-still-be-gambling-app. I proposed a business model that avoids legal issues. I received a comment that is not legal advice and does ...
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Wrongly closed as Duplicate?

Is it illegal for a university to stock all Core and Recommended books, but provide Alternative Formats for only Core? doesn't duplicate How can I challenge university's policy to provide ...
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How can I make my question on-topic?

I have a question about Can you escape a contract if a business maltreated its other customers? This comment recommends You need to edit the question to make it generic. What can I do to make my ...
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Should resource lists be community wikis on main site?

Are there freelanse sites for law advice? is about to be closed. It certainly merits closure as a list question. But it might still be a useful community resource. My understanding is that it might ...
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Updating "How To Ask" box for Law Stack Exchange

It is almost always necessary or at least helpful at Law.SE to include the jurisdiction (i.e. state or country) whose law the person asking the question wants to know about, and often otherwise good ...
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Should the tag [united-kingdom] be removed, and replaced with its 4 countries?

https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/united-kingdom contains the warning: Note that the UK does not have a common legal system across its jurisdictions - consider using [scotland] or [...
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"Opinion based" close votes vs. providing basic info

Currently the question Inmate leave to attend funeral overseas? has 3 close votes as "opinion based". Now, I agree that nobody can tell, for sure, what the judge would do. But there is the ...
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Tag info for [netherlands]

The current tag information for netherlands reads as following: relating to the jurisdiction of a kingdom of "seven provinces" between Belgium and Germany. I don't know in what era that tag was ...
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Could the scope of Law accommodate the full scope of Ask Patents?

Ask Patents has a committed, but relatively small community. This has some downstream effects, like the lack of any community moderators, and the lack of diversity in answerers. There has been some ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Why have we 2 tags: England vs England and Wales?

Correct me if Wikipedia's wrong, but England and Wales are the same jurisdiction? https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/england https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/england-and-...
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Are questions on parliamentary procedure and organization constitutions/bylaws on topic?

I've recently asked a couple questions here and here. In both cases I wasn't able to find a tag that fit well. If this is the right place for such questions, could a "club-bylaws" tag (or similar) be ...
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Are questions about IBR (UCR) reporting guidelines in Virginia on-topic?

It would seem like questions related to IBR (UCR) reporting guidelines in Virginia may be on-topic on this site, since they're basically legal questions. However they also would have a tendency to ...
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Closure: What meant Lord Bingham by “Consistency can be the enemy of judgment.”?

I'm grappling with this closure. One of the 2 closers commented: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a question about the English language in a book that happens to be ...
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Appropriate to use this site to clarify doubts as a layman?

I was trying to hunt for some information on certain laws in India and started drowning in pdfs through link chasing and badly maintained websites. Is it appropriate for me to use this community to ...
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Are questions about the root of laws appropriate?

In an effort to better understand and learn law, I'd like to ask where certain concepts or laws came from. For example; Where did common law come from? Was there a previous legal template the "...
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Are questions about religious law on-topic?

Are questions about the legal systems of organized religions on-topic? Some organized religions have their own legal systems that have their own statutes, procedures, and laws of evidence (e.g. Roman ...
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What is wrong with a question regarding primary sources of knowledge?

Among the quantitative constraints I mention that the area must be small enough so that the major highlights fit in a single person's head; on the other hand it must be large enough to provide ...
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What is the language scope of SE.Law?

If have a question about a specific law, but I have doubts whether or not SE.Law is the right place to ask. It is about a German law called 'Impressumspflicht', for which could not even find an ...
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Community Resurrection Of Answered Questions

The system automatically bumps questions that don't have "accepted" answers to the top to the question queue every so often. This seems like a good thing in the case of unanswered questions, but I ...
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How good or bad of a fit would this question about international human rights law have been here?

I just asked a question at Expatriates SE called Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked? I contemplated posting it on ...
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How technically difficult would it be to pull related questions from other stacks into the right-side Related Questions on Law.SE?

Example: Medical right to privacy- HIPAA has a list of Related Questions in the right column. Would it be feasible to pull related questions from other stacks into that right column list, e.g., Can a ...
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Are questions about the teaching of law appropriate on this SE?

I have some questions about teaching US law at the undergraduate level (not in law school). Are those appropriate here? I haven't fully formulated any of my questions yet (I need to make sure they ...

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