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The guidelines on referencing are inconsistent with the example.

https://money.stackexchange.com/help/referencing says:

When you find a useful resource that can help answer a question (from another site or in an answer on Money Stack Exchange) make sure you do all of the following:

  • Provide a link to the original page or answer
  • Quote only the relevant portion
  • Provide the name of the original author

but the example adds one more condition:

[other sources, quotes, explanations, etc. necessary to complete the answer]

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For the Help page you cite, the formatting can stand some improvement, but guideline itself is quite consistent.

If I can paraphrase -


This is the quote from the website (linked) that nicely addresses this question.

These words are the text of the quote itself. A few sentences.

Last, some further thoughts of my own regarding how the quote sufficiently answers the question.


The 3 bullet points are suggestions for the quote process itself, the example adds the line that makes it a good answer.

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