I had answered a question here. Vemonus had made an edit which as far as I can tell was to correct a typo in the first quote. (Though, I have not verified that with Vemonus) Minecraft is written "Minecaaft" in the source. I had seen the typo when I posted but I figured it was a direct quote so I left it.
This made me curious about using sources in general. I always provide a link to any source material but I don't like the link only answer and realize it is discouraged.
I generally paraphrase as the sources were what I used to come to my own answer. The question I link to here, I had no idea on that answer. I did an internet search of those seeds and returned the results. I didn't want to take credit for information that was not mine.
- Is it preferred to directly quote a source or to paraphrase?
- If directly quoting, should I be correcting typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors?