I recently saw a question asking for the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic perspectives on one particular theological issue. The accepted answer, which came from a very highly rated contributor, who I am quite sure is neither Eastern Orthodox nor Roman Catholic, nor from what I can surmise any kind of theologian. I'm not trying to bash the individual - he posts a lot of interesting questions and answers.
The contributor answered the question from what I guess one would call pro forma Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox perspectives. He presented as the Roman Catholic position excerpts from the Vatican Catechism and from the canons of the Council of Trent, which I would say are fairly authoritative.
His answer on behalf of Eastern Orthodoxy, if I might phrase it that way, though was based on selective quotations from a fairly long tract published by one particular Greek Orthodox priest somewhere in the United States. He admits that he didn't know very much about the Eastern Orthodox Church, but states that he found some material on the web that seemed relevant.
Has there ever been any guidance here regarding how or even whether you should answer a question about a particular church's belief when you are admittedly not very familiar with it? It seems that pasting a few bullet points one finds in a google search falls a little short of the standard this site tries to set. I suppose one could just downvote the answer, but this seems a little deeper issue to me.