I have been seeing comments or answers which attempt to answer or help addressing the OP's question by copy-and-pasting from a wiki page or the likes. IMHO, there are several issues with doing so:
- Some of those pages are horribly formatted, making it barely readable.
- Sometimes, only some part of the pasted section is helpful. Pasting all can potentially lead to further confusion.
- If the OP complies with the general guidelines to asking a constructive question, one could safely assume that he/she has done some research and apparently has not found the answer with a few minutes of google search.
While copy-and-pasting might not itself be bad, doing so without careful consideration can lead to low-quality posts.
Should there be a flag to discourage such behavior? What do you guys think?