We've had a couple of users figure out that they can get rep by copying tag wikis from SO into SF. While completion is nice, I believe they need attribution for where the original text come from. Is this approvable behavior?

  • I think it would only clutter the tag wiki, just fill it them up already.
    – Ivo Flipse
    Feb 23, 2011 at 19:11

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If they contributed the content on SO, they own the rights to it so I don't see the problem squeezing a measly extra 2 reputation out of it.

If they didn't, they must comply with the license attribution requirements. This can only happen for the tag wiki body, not the tag wiki excerpt (no links allowed) — and even then not fully, given that users can't change the ref="nofollow" attribute.

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