When you actually read what's written in the Help Center, it strongly implies that only answers need to give attribution (see added emphasis):

Plagiarism - posting the work of others with no indication that it is not your own - is frowned on by our community, and may result in your answer being down-voted or deleted.

When you find a useful resource that can help answer a question (from another site or in an answer on Stack Overflow) make sure you do all of the following

Can this be changed to be more inclusive of questions (and perhaps tag wikis)?


My best suggestion:

Plagiarism - posting the work of others with no indication that it is not your own - is frowned on by our community, and may result in your post being down-voted or deleted.

When you use a resource in your post (e.g. from another site or in an answer on Stack Overflow) make sure you do all of the following

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    I see no reason not to do this, and I upvoted, That said, I would guess that answers are far more likely than questions (and maybe somewhat more likely than wikis and other posts) to be copied from elsewhere. Sounds kinda like someone was reacting to a specific real situation and then didn't think about generalizing the language. – SOLO Nov 8 at 17:45
  • +1 Plagiarism is bad no matter where it happens, whether it be a question, an answer, or a comment. – Jason Bassford Nov 8 at 18:22

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