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It depends on the type of question. Most of the time it is okay IMO. The question you linked to asks How is this inconsistency explained by theologians of the various major denominations of Christianity, especially the ones that believe in Biblical inerrancy? What is wrong with an answer that presents the attempts at reconciling this inconsistency by ...


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In general, you are correct; both of the following are often frowned upon: Unsourced opinion Answers that are exclusively or nearly exclusively copied from other websites* Why's that? In the first case, the author doesn't demonstrate that any groups of Christians actually believe this. In the second case, the author is not contributing anything that ...


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I see three scenarios in answers that exclusively or nearly exclusively quote other content: The quoted material is in the public domain and the source is cited here The quoted material is not in the public domain and the source is cited here The source of the quoted material is not cited Number 3 is clearly plagiarism, and should be immediately cited or ...


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I'm the "author" of the answer in question. You are right in that it is just a series of quotes. I "wrote" this back in Feb 2012. If it is breaking the rules of this site, then I am fine with it being pulled. I meant no ill will. The question was: "How is this inconsistency explained by theologians of the various major denominations of Christianity, ...


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Thanks for raising this issue! I personally do not upvote any answer that is only quotes without analysis - whether the quotes come from the Bible itself or commentary, and sometimes post a comment complaining. In short, I don't think someone should earn reputation for simply posting someone else's work - it is essentially a "link only answer" with the ...


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