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Pending edits for the [china] tag

My vote is to use china and taiwan, make prc and roc synonyms for those, and update the wikis and guidance accordingly.
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Is the "don't ask" help page at odds with what's on topic here?

I think that the wording "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face" encourages requests for legal advice and discourages questions about principles of ...
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Is the "don't ask" help page at odds with what's on topic here?

I changed You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. To You should only ask practical, answerable questions and questions about general legal ...
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Can I withdraw my vote?

Click the down-vote button again and it will undo it (if you don't wait too long).
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Tag info for [netherlands]

That's funny. The tag is not just for historic law, and I don't see why it is necessary to characterize the Netherlands as anything other than the country, especially not in the excerpt! So I just ...
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should the "legal-terms" and "terminology" tags be merged?

Good suggestion. Fully implemented.
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Should the new-york and the new-york-state tags be merged? Is the latter the better of the two?

Yes and yes and its done
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Why have we 2 tags: England vs England and Wales?

Actually, this may not be a good catch. There is law which is different between England and Wales (although most criminal law is indeed "England & Wales"). There are currently 34 Acts of the ...
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Why is the tour page example question about unicorns?

The question on the tour page is a placeholder until we are able to select our own. However, it's not all that simple. There's a post on MSE with some more info. Right now, there aren't any questions ...
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We have too much free speech

Agree that free-speech should be a synonym. The usual guidance is that synonyms eventually be merged. In this case, "free speech" is a popular lay term, so I suspect we might want to maintain the ...
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revert tag:enw to tag:england-and-wales

Currently, there is no enw tag in existence (anymore?) and it's impossible to make a synonym on a nonexistent tag. ENW - like other acronyms - should not be used as a tag, as it might mean multiple ...
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Rename the [ixl] tag to [is-x-legal]

I believe it is an overhang from older days and should be updated as proposed to be more self-explanatory, yes.
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What is the difference between [currency] and [money]?

All currency is/was money but not all money is currency. Currency is money which is authorised by law: UK Pounds, US Dollars, Thai Baht etc. Money is anything that is used as a store of value and ...
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The immunity tag is scoped for a specific subset of its topic

Sorry this has taken a while! Would it not be a solution to re-scope the current immunity tag to the proposal at the end? I'm unsure of the need for the more specific kinds of immunity, seeing as we ...
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What is the difference between [maritime] and [law-of-the-sea]?

I've suggested they should be synonyms - please vote for it.
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Is the "don't ask" help page at odds with what's on topic here?

Background The "Asking" page in the help centre is standard across all Stack Exchange sites (or, at least, all the ones that we've had a look at). It is a legacy of Stack Exchange's origin as Stack ...
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tag:citations and tag:case-citations

I propose we create a new tag, legal-citation, which would handle all questions about the style and practice of legal citations, whether it be to cases, legislative material, or any other source in ...
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Merger of [Trees] and [Treelaw]

I say keep trees because usage shows this is what people are gravitating towards.
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Improper removal of an OP's contract-law question

I have now edited the question to remove the offensive language, and also to remove irrelevant comments and generally trim the question to a more useful state. I ask that it be undeleted in the light ...
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Improper removal of an OP's contract-law question

I would ask for this question and its answer to be promptly undeleted. I am willing to edit it to remove any offensive language, which seems to be limited to one sentence in a fairly long post, ...
David Siegel's user avatar
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Improper removal of an OP's contract-law question

I do not agree that the deletion is about political correctness; instead, it is about civilized behavior. Law SE (and SE in general) is a very civilized venue for question asking and answering. Since ...
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Improper removal of an OP's contract-law question

Thanks for raising this and for your thoughtful answer in the underlying Q&A. I deleted it and felt that the post needed more than a little TLC. In addition to GeorgeWhite's comment, it contained ...
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Why was this question about jury nullification deleted by a moderator?

Oops: That was flagged for review, and for some reason I thought it was an answer. I just undeleted it. Thanks for calling it to my attention! As a question it doesn't merit deletion, although it's ...
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The tag [uk] should be a synonym for [united-kingdom]

Ask and ye shall receive. This seems fairly uncontroversial and has been done.
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a-1 Tag not needed, can it be deleted?

I removed the tag. As you said, it's both useless and potentially ambiguous. Tags can't be manually removed, even by mods, but a tag that is unused will be purged from the system automatially.
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Should the [llc] tag be merged with the [limited-liability-company] tag?

Yes Also, make LLC a synonym for the long form.
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Should the "tradename" tag be merged with "trade-name"?

I had thought that a single word "tradename" was correct, but according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_name https://www.dictionary.com/browse/trade-name https://www.merriam-webster....
David Siegel's user avatar
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Pending edits for the [china] tag

I agree with feetwet, but specifically because this is standard practice in English and is also consistent with tag usage on other network sites. For example, Travel Stack Exchange uses china and ...
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