What are peoples thoughts on accepting/up voting answers where a user has simply copied a few lines from another website and used that as their answer?
I don't really like and would down vote those answers unless you
- Made it clear that the content is from another site
- You include a link the the URL you sourced your material from
- Actually put your own thoughts into the answer
I came across this question Multi-Mode and Single-Mode Fiber Differences which I have down voted because firstly the user just posted the first 3 lines from some random website and secondly the URL was incorrect and thirdly I don't think it's a very good quality answer.
Is this a fair assessment and should we discourage these kinds of answers? What if the website were to vanish over night?