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I just answered this question with links and quotes. The real in-detail explanation, seen in the second link in my answer, would be very big. Does it make sense to copy & paste such a huge explanation or is the link enough? Normally I dont like it to just put in links without a quote because they could be offline any time soon.

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    I read, rapidly, the faq of the question and you could come up with a shorter explanation. It's well written in the link but I think it can be shortened a lot. May 4, 2015 at 13:11

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A link is never just enough, for the reason you stated. Other pages can move, change or be deleted without warning, potentially rendering an answer useless.

Quoting the information is fine and stops this from happening. Reading the information and summarising it so it specifically answers the question is even better but not mandatory if the quote is clear and answers the question.

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  • Is there a tag available which allows to expand or collapse a block of text?
    – Nitro.de
    May 4, 2015 at 14:06
  • @Nitro.de no, we don't have anything like that as far as I am aware.
    – user11502
    May 4, 2015 at 16:16

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