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The current "Close as off-topic" description reads:

Questions on LEGO® - Stack Exchange are expected to generally relate to LEGOs, within the scope defined in the faq.

As per the official LEGO Group fair play guidelines:

Proper Use of the LEGO Trademark on a Web Site
If the LEGO trademark is used at all, it should always be used as an adjective, not as a noun. For example, say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGO BRICKS". Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

Can we change the Close as Off topic statement to:

Questions on LEGO® - Stack Exchange are expected to generally relate to LEGO Bricks, within the scope defined in the faq.

Alternatively, we could make it more general:

Questions on LEGO® - Stack Exchange are expected to generally relate to brick building toys, within the scope defined in the faq.

Note also that the guidelines state:

[I]mproper use of the LEGO trademark cannot be made proper by including a disclaimer.

Regardless of whether it reads better or not, LEGO group want it written as an adjective rather than a noun, so on core site furniture we should respect that. I'm not calling for editors to go around changing everyone's questions and answers to the correct form, although someone else might.

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    Ooh, this is covered in the trademark usage guidelines. Good to know. – LegoSonicBoy Oct 28 '11 at 9:15
  • I have no objection to this change, but we should be doing these things if/because it reads better, not because of Lego's extreme trademark paranoia. – user23 Oct 28 '11 at 10:08
  • @JoeWreschnig But if their extreme paranoia results in us getting shut down because we didn't follow their guidelines, that would be a shame :( – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 28 '11 at 10:32
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    Then let me amend that to, I have no objection to this change, but we should be doing these things if/because it reads better, not because of Lego and Zhaph's extreme trademark paranoia. – user23 Oct 28 '11 at 11:26
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    @JoeWreschnig Heh. If we ever meet up, I'd love to buy you a beer or three (or your preferred beverage of choice). :D – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 28 '11 at 11:30
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This has been changed to read "LEGO Bricks", thanks!

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