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Should copy-pasted answers be deleted?

Answer with a link only is bad, but if it's copy-pasted from that link, should it be deleted? I think its value isn't lost and it should be kept. The question What to do when plagiarism is discovered ...
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Can I mention OP in my answer?

Is it useful to mention OP in my answer for attracting OP and getting his/her feedback fast? For example, I'm the first person to answer OP's question now I want to get OP's feedback fast by ...
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Reference links and footnotes

In my posts I prefer to post reference material and links if possible to sources. Is this not necessary or does that make for a more proper answer?
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Acknowledging Pictures Posted on this site and then used on this site

If I use pictures taken from this site to post on this site. Like here. Do I have to acknowledge where the pics came from each time, or is it ok to recycle material like this from within the site. (I ...
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How to reference my last question?

I have an old question, it has a sample of code. If I want to reference this code in my new question, how should I do ? Should I add a link to old question in my new question or comment ?
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Adding a low-quality comment choice “Reference Needed”

In some sites across the SE network, answers cannot be determined if they're true or wrong by "testing", for example, in SO it is possible to test a solution and see if it works, but sites like Islam ...
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Community Wiki “Reference” Questions

Recently I posted What does this symbol mean in JavaScript? and it set off a bit of a mini-bombshell, rocking back and forth between close and re-open votes. Initially it was criticized for posting "...
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Should SO host howto-style writeups after all?

There's a lot of questions every day on SO that would be best answered with a link to a good tutorial: How to debug Ajax requests How to write a database query in PHP that isn't a crime against ...
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Is there a way to find all questions that refer to some other question?

Is there a way to find all questions that refer via a link to some other question in SO.
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Badge Suggestion: Referenced Question / Answer

When looking at the Linked section of an answer, it's obvious that some questions are referred to significantly more than others. This is a good thing since it keeps the content in one place. Why re-...
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Improving the tag wiki

The tag wiki is a great idea, but it is lacking some features to make it more useful. For example, Gordon posted an interesting "reference" question with non-searchable PHP symbols (so people don't ...
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Show a tooltip-warning when an answers states “above” or “below”

While those words are not evil in general, some answers use them for something like "as in the above answer...", which is pretty useless when the poster refers to a sorted-by-vote view which may have ...
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Minor interface bugs when creating a question (help panes)

Make sure you are using IE7 and screen resolution of 1024x768, so that the page fits horizontally but doesn't fit vertically. Go to the Ask Question page. The pages loads and the cursor is in the ...
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Wikipedia-like references in answers

Would it be possible to introduce a feature where we can reference other websites in our answers? For example, if we answered a question on how to use a method in a library, we could link to the ...
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Ability to create “group of lines of chat”

I imagine in the future there will be a lot of comments on questions in the form of as discussed in the chat, this and that. I think it would be useful to link to the relevant part of that chat, so I'...