I just noticed this Meta Money.SE post, What to do with potentially criminal scenario questions? It was a good catch. The subject was Money.SE policy about inquiries with plausibly illegal intent. I realize that it is not easy to make rules about the general case; all the answers seemed reasonable to me.
The particular subject of the original question pertained to qualified investor status under Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. The SEC recently changed certain rules about securities offerings in order to implement JOBS Act requirements. The Twitter IPO, most noticeably the initial "confidential" S-1 disclosure, is one example. Unless we are very certain, I suggest proceeding with care. That question was especially bad, because it was seeking to accomplish something that would be illegal prior to AND after the JOBS Act changes.
I would suggest that we act quickly when there is a question that would plausibly break a variety of U.S. laws e.g. SEC, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Trade Commission. Such inquiries are usually outside the scope of Money SE. With the JOBS Act, there will be new questions, as the new legislation introduces opportunities that were not possible under previous investor and general solicitation rules. We should welcome that, as it provides new opportunities for us, by increasing interest in Money.SE and thus increased site activity! However, there was agreement (based on up vote count) that because we are not attorneys, we should not act decisively when there is a question whose legality is uncertain. That seems unwise. It is reasonable to inquire about the definition of qualified or accredited investor, though.
The intent of my post is to elicit discussion. I am not asking a question per se, thus my choice of the discussion tag.