Is it OK to answer questions with a simple copy-n-paste from the language specification? Most significantly I notice it in C++ questions. Someone will ask a question about syntax or why they're getting a particular error and that get met with a direct quote from the C++ standard. I don't think this helps terribly much on its own. If we have to quote the standard in our answers, should we be extending the answer with our own explanation?
It seems that if a user is having trouble understanding, say, the difference between l-values and r-values, the C++ standard specification probably won't help. Plain English would be preferred.
Just a thought :)