In the Area 51 site proposal Agile Software Development four example questions are copied from elsewhere.

Three are copied from Area 51 site proposal Scrum and one from an external source (though it is now only in the Google cache and probably covered by "How to deal with questions or answers plagiarism from copyrighted sources?").

But what do you think about copying within Area 51? For example, is it acceptable with the right attribution?

Update: sometimes copies are downvoted (as "not a good example").

  • Please tag Area 51 questions as [area51]
    – nb69307
    Aug 6 '10 at 20:29

If they're applicable to each proposal I don't see any problem with it. I don't see that an issue of plagiarism exists in the proposal phase. That wouldn't happen until you get into at least Beta when questions are getting answered. How can you copyright a question?

  • I suspect, technically, any question that is long enough for the "originality" and other criteria would be copyrightable. I suspect it'd have to push into more than one paragraph, though-
    – Vatine
    Aug 7 '10 at 18:47

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