Answers that copy or paraphrase content from other sources should:
- Explicitly attribute the source. If the source is online, the answer should include a link to the page where the content can be found. If the source is a physical source (like a book), the answer should include a proper citation.
- Format any quoted content using blockquotes. Learn more how to add blockquotes to your Quora answers here. If you do not have access to blockquotes and rich text editing on Quora, you should insert “[EXCERPT]” inline at the beginning and end of the sourced material.
Quora's strong preference is for people to use Quora's blockquote formatting. This applies even if the answer makes some changes/edits to the original material. If you are republishing your own content from another site as part of Quora's pilot program described at, you may omit blockquote formatting and cite the original publication at the end of your answer.
Note that repeatedly posting the same answer to multiple questions will be considered self-plagiarism and/or spam, particularly if the answer isn't customized for the question.
This policy applies to all answers written after April 12, 2016. Any answer that violates this policy will be permanently collapsed (i.e., it will not be uncollapsed even if the answer is subsequently edited).
Community editable content (such as topic descriptions and answer wikis) on Quora should be predominantly original and should not cut-and-paste from other sites (e.g., Wikipedia).
Plagiarizing content is considered a serious policy violation on Quora and will be treated as such in considering moderation action against writers who violate the policy. We will ban people who violate this policy repeatedly.