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Should I translate the quotes in my answer?

I recently answered a question on SF.stackexchange; the story which required identification was originally written in Italian and seems to have never been translated to English. However, it was ...
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Is there any way to see all my answers quoted by some other users?

Recently I saw an answer from another user where they had quoted one of my answers within theirs. It felt nice. So that had me wondering, is there any way to see all my answers that are quoted ...
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How to find a quotation?

I often want to answer some question but I have a problem with quotations (and I don't want to just say: "I remember that somewhere was something like..."). Sometimes I have exact quote in my mind (...
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How much quote is too much quote?

Lately I've been finding questions like this one that it's only a big chunk of text pasted from probably chakoteya.net, a fan-made site for show transcripts like Doctor Who. I know I've seen more, ...
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What is the policy on unsourced quotes on SFF?

(Please bear with me—this is quite a long question.) The site-wide Help page on referencing states that: Plagiarism - posting the work of others with no indication that it is not your own - is ...
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What's the best way to format quotes?

I can't seem to find a clear and consistent way to quote things. "May the Force be with you." May the Force be with you. "May the Force be with you." Am I supposed to use quotation marks if I'...
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Quotes on the site cover how much of the Harry Potter books?

Answers and questions on SciFi Stack Exchange often contain excerpts (quotes, quotations) from the Harry Potter novels. We have over a thousand questions. Could you estimate how much of the novels ...
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Preserving the accuracy of quoted material

This question was edited to correct an error (in a quote) of "twice" to "three times". But yet the error was in the original source which was quoted, and making the edit means that the quote is no ...
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