I understand that this site is new, and it is time to discuss some rules, formal or informal. As a long time participant of another similar site, Math Overflow (MO), I propose to discuss the following:
What is this community attitude to pasting and copying from Wikipedia?
In MO, this is not considered a good answer. Moreover, if the answer to a question can be readily found in Wikipedia, the question is usually voted down or closed.
It is supposed that those who ask questions did some preliminary research and could not answer it themselves or with the help of some such common tool as Wikipedia.
Of course I understand the difference between this forum and MO: the MO is a site for professional mathematicians, while this is not a site for professional historians. Nevertheless I am interested to find out the general opinion on this issue.