Since Quora just went public, I decided to have a look around and found certain topics like Gmail that contained questions that would be great for the Web Apps SE-site.

However, would it be considered plagiarism if I simply asked the same questions on the new site?

Edit: I would only look at the titles for an interesting question to ask, so if I write my own question body, it's not plagiarism in the real sense of the word. However, it's probably not really polite since if we are better indexed or have a better PageRank, we would steal some of their attention.

In response to Jeff's answer: how should I attribute to the sites? Simply mention I found this question on Quora and link to it?


We don't support plagiarism from this or any other site.

However, it is fair use to quote and attribute content in general, from any public website -- including ours!


The thing about questions is that there's only a few conceivable ways to ask them. I don't think someone is a plagiarist simply because they asked a question in writing that has been asked before somewhere else.

I wouldn't start copying questions verbatim one after another .. but you have to find inspiration somewhere to seed a site :) (Inspiration being the operative word).

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