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I would say that at least 90% of questions in the whole SE can be answered by a google search - with a significantly different degree of effort, of course. And yet, that is not a reason for not having them on the network. The value added of SE, imo, is to transform information into a Q&A style. But not all information. The key criteria to me is this: is ...


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I'll repost my comment as an answer to get the ball rolling, perhaps others will have some feedback as well. In this case are you describing a situation where you have a question and you've found some explanation but the source is not official or too brief? If so, then I think that question might be well received. If you have done some independent ...


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I agree with with what's proposed in the question both for the reason mentioned in a comment: ...there should be no need to go to another site to read the question. and because what happens in one site can't be controlled on another site, and there's not even a notification process; if the other post is altered or deleted this is not communicated back here ...


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I have merged the questions. Merging can only be done by diamond moderators, so flagging for moderator attention (which someone did) was the right course of action here.


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