Q&A Community Rules
with Others in a Constructive Way
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opinions. It is OK to disagree, but please be civil, respectful, and
considerate to other posters.
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by Other Quimbee Policies
Follow Quimbee’s other policies—including our Terms of
Service—which Quimbee may add or change from time to time.
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Quimbee Q&A is a place for Quimbee users
to connect with one another to ask and answer questions. We do not guarantee an
answer by one of our Quimbee Experts.
When reading a post by a Quimbee Expert or any
legal professional, be mindful that Quimbee Q&A is designed to facilitate
the sharing of legal information for purposes of class and exam preparation.
Neither the questions posed nor the answers should be construed to constitute
legal advice, nor do they create an attorney-client relationship.
should be sincere attempts to obtain reusable information relevant to Quimbee’s
mission of helping lawyers and law students
- The primary intention of a
question should be to obtain information relevant to the law or legal pedagogy.
- Questions should not be used to
promote a business or service, or for solicitation.
must be related to case under which the question is posted
- Every question must somehow be
relevant to the case brief on the page the question appears on. The question
may be about the brief itself, aspects of the case not mentioned in the brief,
legal terminology used in the case, etc.
- A question is irrelevant if it is
unrelated to the case brief under which the question appears, even if the
question is relevant to the law in general.
- Irrelevant questions may be
deleted by moderators.
should be clearly written
- Quimbee Users should use correct
spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalization to be used in questions.
Questions should consist of complete sentences and end in a question mark.
- Questions should contain enough
information for meaningful answers to be posted and make clear how answers can
meet the poster’s expectations.
should comply with Quimbee site policies
- Questions that constitute harassment
and have the potential to make the experience of using Quimbee unpleasant or
uncomfortable for users may be deleted.
- Questions must not contain
- All content on Quimbee Q&A,
including questions, should be written in English.
are stronger if they are phrased neutrally
- Questions are stronger if they are
phrased neutrally and minimize presuppositions.
- Questions are stronger if they do
not contain assumptions. In particular, they should not imply false
should make the page more helpful for people who are interested in the question
- Answers that challenge an
important premise in the question are allowed, but they must also be helpful
for people seeking to learn the answer to the question.
- Humorous answers must also be
genuinely helpful, provide meaningful explanation, and must not appear to
misinterpret the question's intent.
- Answers that include information
copied from other sites should make this explicit by providing a clear
attribution of the source.
- The gist of the answer should be
able to be understood without having to leave Quimbee to access an external
website. Answers that cannot be understood without navigating to an external
site and appear to be doing so for promotional purposes may be considered spam.
is permitted only as part of a sincere, helpful, and direct answer to the
- Self-promotion in answers is
permitted only in the context of a sincere, helpful, and direct response.
Otherwise it is considered spam.
- Answers promoting products or
services must include a disclosure of any affiliations that might inform the
must comply with Quimbee’s Terms of Service
- Answers must not contain personal
- Answers should be written in
English with correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence
- Answers that advocate certain
harmful actions (including child abuse, premeditated murder including genocide,
and suicide) are not allowed.
Answers that do not comply with the above
policies may be deleted by moderators.
Upvotes do not validate an answer that
does not comply with policies; answers with many upvotes may be collapsed if
the consensus among moderators is that they are not in accordance with the policies
should be truthful and authentic
- Incorrect, outdated, or otherwise
misleading answers are not helpful.
- Answers should cite sources for
legal opinions, data, scientific findings, outside research, or other factual
information verifiable by a third party.
should provide explanation
- Good answers explain why they
answer the question.
- The opinions expressed or advice
given in an answer should be supported with reasoning for the reader's
- Contrarian and nonobvious answers
are more useful when they acknowledge conventional wisdom before adding a new
should add information to the question page
- Post informative and helpful
answers, even if you wrote the question.
- Upvote existing answers instead of
should be well-formatted
- Clear and well-written answers are
more likely to be read, understood, and upvoted.
- Use paragraphs to break up large
blocks of text. This improves readability.
Answer Reply Policies
replies must follow the general rules that apply to Questions and Answers
- Answer replies must follow
Quimbee’s Terms of Service.
- Answer replies that are hurtful,
mean-spirited, or constitute harassment are not allowed.
- Answer replies should be written
in English and follow proper grammatical rules.
replies are the place for more free-form discussion
- If you’d like to respond to an
answer, argue a point, or engage in a back-and-forth conversation with another
user, answer replies are the place to do it.
- The initial reply to an answer
should be in response to the answer, but follow-up replies may go off-topic.