I've just seen the tag-except for . By chance, I noticed, that the text was more or less copied from the wikipedia-article.

Is this allowed? Wikipedia has a Creative Commons BY-AT license, so you need to name the source in all excerpts. How should it be handled? Ignore it? Make better excerpts? Or just name the source?

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    It also would be nice, if reviewers check that before approving.
    – looper
    Feb 5, 2013 at 12:12

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Better not. It's always better to reword it with your own words. I've seen this before and usually copy-paste excerpts are frowned upon. See also:

And so on... :)

Better to err on the safe side. Reword it, it's not that hard after all.

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