I've noticed a trend — on Islamic forums in general, not exclusively this site — of answering questions with nothing more than a copy-paste of an article written by a scholar. Even if they're properly cited (and thus not falling into the issue of plagiarism), I don't feel such answers are appropriate for this site.
To me, such answers are exceedingly low quality. We are trying to build a site of expert knowledge here, but there's not a lot of expert knowledge needed to just point someone to (for example) IslamQA. And that's not even getting into the issue of copy-pasting an article that isn't even a direct answer to the question asked, and thus would be only partially relevant. I doubt such posts, posts that effectively just tell people that we don't have our own answers, will attract the type of knowledgeable people we really need to make this site thrive.
After all, if we're not actually providing better information, or presenting good information in a better form, then why would anyone want to invest their time here?
Now I understand that there's not a lot of support in Islamic schools for laymen performing "original research," and the easiest way to avoid falling into that trap is to reference only opinions of scholars who are educated enough to do such research. But even then there's little to no reason (other than laziness) not to summarize a scholarly opinion in an easier to digest manner, or combine mutually-supporting opinions into one post, and then provide links to the originals if anyone wants more depth.
So the question I present to the community is thus: How should we the site (and especially we the moderators) deal with such answers?
(see also: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"?)
[Do we want cut-and-paste answers?](http://meta.islam.stackexchange.com/q/324/3487)