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Is it okay to copy-paste answers from other questions?

If it's your own answer then I think copying it to the new question is fine. I would also put a linkback to the original at the beginning though. If it's somebody else's answer then rather than copy ...
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Netiquette for summarizing other answers in a new answer

I think summarising is great in general. I vaguely recall some FAQ encouraging it. After all, the whole point of the Q&A format is to get comprehensive, self-contained answers to each question, ...
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Is it okay to copy-paste answers from other questions?

No, this is not a good idea in general. In your example, you would be moving an answer to a ‘master question’. A master question is one that typically sees lots of traffic and lots of piling-up votes ...
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Is it okay to copy-paste answers from other questions?

My own answer is: yes, it's perfectly acceptable to copy any part of any StackExchange post, as long as the original author is attributed/linked to. If it's licensed under Creative Commons (and all ...
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