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Copy-paste answers: fair use? [duplicate]

Question : Is it considered ОК to copy-paste someone else's answer to an earlier question as your own, as long as you provide a link back to the original answer? Background : A question has been ...
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Is it ok to answer based someone's older answer on SE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it okay to copy-paste answers from other questions? What to do when plagiarism is discovered? This question will probably be closed in a few minutes. It is a duplicate ...
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What is the procedure for users who just copy answers? [duplicate]

Consider Ooh Yaa https://stackoverflow.com/users/2310444/ooh-yaa The first two answers from this user are blatant copies of correct answers. disable past dates on datepicker "without using ...
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Plagiarism should be addressed specifically in the FAQ

Recent cases of wholesale plagiarism like the four instances collected in this question (one, two, three, four) make me think, maybe there should be a clear policy on plagiarism in place in the FAQ? ...
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5K reputation loss in one day. How BIG is that?

Up until yesterday, I had 8,120 reputation; now my profile reports 3,991 2,128. It makes me feel like crying and I hate that too. Is this the real reputation count logic of SO? I hate this. You don'...
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is it spamming to link to relevant sections in your own blogspot?

It seems to me there is a huge spam-hunt happening recently. I see members that go back to 2009 suddenly have almost all their answers flagged as spam. The latest victim is Hasan. His crime : posting ...
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Is it in bad form to answer a question with another user's comment

Sometimes I find questions where another user has made a comment on the question that I think would be a perfectly acceptable answer to the question. Would it be in bad form to copy the comment ...
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Serial cleanup of one user's questions -- good? Rude? Both?

I've done a fair bit of editing on SO during my tenure here.* I've spent some time hanging out in /review to find things to improve. Most of my editing, though, has been done on a case-by-case basis, ...
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Would it better the community if we got compensated for posts? Even with minuscule alt coins?

If we are effectively generating more traffic to Stack Exchange sites, would it become a better community if users were compensated somehow besides rep points? Even with minuscule alt coins?
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Automate on-site plagiarism detection

There have been many cases where on-site plagiarism has been coincidentally discovered by good citizens either while looking for answers to their questions, or while answering questions merely to ...
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Is there any benefit to calling out misbehaving users in questions on Meta SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I report a specific bad user? From time to time we encounter situations on SO or any of the other SE sites where we expect foul play*. Two users seem far too much ...
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Is it valid to use the flag to report a copied answer?

I saw this so many times... A user A enters an answer. User B enters another totally different answer. Later, user A appends B's answer to his answer without asking for permission. Even in case A ...
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Should the account of a high rep user be “capped” by the number of times the user has voted on questions?

We all seem to agree that it would be good if more people voted on questions. A user with a high rep is seen as someone who has given a lot to the site. A lot of people will make the effort to get ...
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Copy pasted answers - to flag or not to flag [duplicate]

I'd like to have your opinion on the following. I mainly answer questions about SQL queries. So sometimes there's not much to explain. I just post the solution and that's it. Sometimes minutes later ...
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Should I copy or link to **my** answer for multiple questions?

I am pretty sure it is bad form (and probably plagirism) to copy somebody else's answer for a question into another question as your answer. That was covered in this question. But what about my ...

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