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Q&A Community Rules



General

Engage with Others in a Constructive Way

Assume everyone on Quimbee is here to make the platform a great resource with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and opinions. It is OK to disagree, but please be civil, respectful, and considerate to other posters.

No Harassment and Bullying

Abusive behavior directed toward others is not allowed. Repeated and unwanted contact constitutes a form of harassment. Content should not make threats against others or advocate violence, including self-harm.

Identity and Deceptive Activity

Your Quimbee profile must use your real name and use accurate and truthful credentials. Do not use Quimbee to impersonate another person, act as another entity without authorization, or create multiple accounts.

No Spam

Do not use Quimbee Q&A to post or attract spam.

No Malicious or Illegal Activity

Do not use Quimbee Q&A to engage in unlawful activity or to promote illegal acts.

Abide by Other Quimbee Policies

Follow Quimbee’s other policies—including our Terms of Service—which Quimbee may add or change from time to time.

Reporting Problems

If you see something on Quimbee Q&A that you believe violates our guidelines or policies, please report it to us by selecting “Report this post” on the menu to the right of the violating post.

Profile Picture

Your profile picture must not include anything that is illegal, pornographic, or sexually suggestive. Your profile picture also may not impersonate an individual or entity in a misleading or deceptive manner.

Intellectual Property

Please don't publish anything you don't have permission to share. This includes other people's articles, things that you've found on the Internet, or content that belongs to your employer but not you. Most content on the Internet belongs to someone, and unless you have clear permission from the owner to share it, you shouldn't include it in your articles. You can republish something that you have published somewhere else, as long as it is original content that you own the rights to.

Enforcement

Violating any Quimbee policy may result in the removal of content, or in the limitation or termination of your access to Quimbee.

Quimbee Experts

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.

 

Question Policies

Questions 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.

Questions 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.

Questions 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.

Questions 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 personal attacks.
  • All content on Quimbee Q&A, including questions, should be written in English.

Questions 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 information.

 

Answer Policies

Answers 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.

Self-promotion is permitted only as part of a sincere, helpful, and direct answer to the question

  • 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 answer's interpretation.

Answers must comply with Quimbee’s Terms of Service

  • Answers must not contain personal attacks.
  • Answers should be written in English with correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence capitalization.
  • 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 described above.

Answers 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.

Answers 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 understanding.
  • Contrarian and nonobvious answers are more useful when they acknowledge conventional wisdom before adding a new perspective.

Answers should add information to the question page

  • Post informative and helpful answers, even if you wrote the question.
  • Upvote existing answers instead of posting duplicates.

Answers 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

Answer 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.

Answer 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.