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How To Deal wIth AI Postings At Law.SE

Our current policy is that they are banned and repeat offenders are breaking the rules Temporary policy: ChatGPT is banned It doesn't matter if the posts are good, bad, or indifferent: if we decide ...
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Should personal opinions posted as answers be flagged, or just downvoted?

There is a difference between a lay opinion and an expert opinion on this site just as there is in a court room. Of course, we do not have the power of a court to decide who is and who is not an ...
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Do the recent and upcoming policy changes and subsequent moderators' strike affect how LawSE moderates AI content?

GPT answers are still not allowed on Law.SE. It is still appropriate to note this policy in a comment and to flag them for moderator attention. We will do our best to enforce this policy. However, ...
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What can be done about the "const *iption" spam?

So far as I can see the user in question posted exactly two questions, neither one spam. Arguably they were bad questions, particularly the first, but that is a pretty small troll, even if you concede ...
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Does anonymous and opaque moderation invite abuse of power?

I just don't expect my comments to live on at all. See How do comments work? Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. You should not expect them to be around ...
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How to deal with comments?

Law.SE guidelines layout rules we all can agree to Law.SE works because we have all agreed to a set of rules when we started using the site these rules are layed out for all of us to follow, and they ...
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Are we really going to allow this?

Granted, the title of that question – Would Trump's “mafia don” defence work in court? – could be perceived as inflammatory or defamatory. But it is not actually defamatory: it is hyperbole or "...
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Why was this question about future damages deleted?

The question was posted by a troll who's banned from the network until at least 2026. You can verify this by looking at the account associated with the question was posted from and checking the ...
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How to deal with comments?

I asked about this on SO several years ago, and humorously, much of the interesting discussion happened in the comments before being deleted. My view is that there can be interesting material there ...
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Should Moderators be able to use their privileges for self-promotion?

I dislike the way this question is titled and framed. I don't see an attempt to insulate answers from criticism. I do disagree with some recent actions in moving comments, and perhaps in deleting them,...
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Current flagging policy

We literally slave for minutes a week over the community's flags Monday is the worst! Today I had to deal with 6 (6!) flags on 3 (3!) comments! And this question. Joking aside, we are a very small ...
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Can The Moderators Automatically Close Any Question Asking About International Sexting Between Minors?

If it's the same sort of question you should VTC as "Duplicate" (and reference any of the other questions, closed or otherwise). If it seems to be the same person asking the same question, ...
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When will the next moderator election be held?

Some context (network-wide) I asked some related questions on Meta.SE many years ago: When do Pro Tempore Moderators change? Changing the Pro Tem moderators every X months/years You can see that ...
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Deletions on Law Meta

Context is encouraged when it doesn't violate the Code. That was the theme of the flags; I agree with them. The initial version assumed there is evidence to substantiate rumors. That's why, prior to ...
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Deletions on Law Meta

I'm all for transparency, but not at unlimited costs. In this case, given the widespread and unusual violations of the code of conduct, it would take more time to document everything going wrong than ...
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Can we remove DaleM's moderation privileges?

I disagree with Dale M on one subtle point: No. We cannot remove a moderator's privileges. See the Meta post on the moderator warning / removal process. There is a Moderator Action Review Process ...
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Post was improperly closed

We are a democracy We just don’t all have equally weighted votes. The question in question was not based on a non-sequitur; it was based on an unprovable hypothesis that would not be accepted by the ...
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Should personal opinions posted as answers be flagged, or just downvoted?

I would reframe the question as a speculative question regarding what moderators should do. If moderators should delete certain questions, users should flag them; if moderators should not delete the ...
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How to deal with comments?

The new comment-removal fetish is pointless and should be reversed. Although there are plenty of exceptions, there is an abundance of comments that add useful information to the answer and further ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

Because it's an anecdote, not an answer We are a Q&A site, not a forum. Answers must be answers, not stories. In the context of this site, the question is, in summary, "What can I legally do ...
Dale M's user avatar
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Deletions on Law Meta

I agree with the deletion decision. While there are interesting legal questions in it, the insistence by the OP in framing of them in the specific and personal as opposed to the general and ...
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How educational is too educational?

Undeleted That said, most users don't grade or write issue spotters. We have variety of backgrounds on the site. Even experienced users (including the person who flagged it) had difficulty ...
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How educational is too educational?

The form of this answer is highly non-standard for the following reasons: The facts that come out of nowhere. The highly nested structure makes it difficult to determine how the paragraphs relate to ...
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Do we have a problem with sexist, and generally overly zealous moderators?

Who's a female user here? I most certainly do not claim to be female or male or anything - and I would prefer if people don't try to attribute that to me. As such I try to strive for neutral pronouns. ...
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How to deal with comments?

IMO, one valid use of comments is to set forth a challenge to an answer, especially when the answer is wrong in some fashion. Perhaps the commentator should write the comment as a separate answer: ...
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Should personal opinions posted as answers be flagged, or just downvoted?

There have been a number of well-written responses to this question, and I'd like to offer comment on them, as well as the original question. If someone posts an answer that is essentially "In my ...
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Can we remove DaleM's moderation privileges?

To supplement the other answers, which address the headline question, I encourage anyone unhappy or concerned with any moderator's actions to raise the issue directly (and, ideally, specifically) in ...
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Why was this answer deleted? Why do answers get deleted without notifying why?

The site has a policy on deleting answers and resources for writing good answers. Please note that placing words that violate the site's code in another font still violates the code. And while we ...
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