We know that we need to cite some sources (preferably scriptures) to validate our answers.
Suppose, I write my answer and then simply write "See [Scripture's name][verses locations] for the details" as the source part.
- Is such a citation okay?
Looks to me to be incomplete and we need to do some further work to state what those verses actually say and then show how those verses are supporting the claims we have made in the answer.
- If we find such answers what kind of actions do we need to take?
Let me give a concrete example to clarify my point. This is a question that I have myself answered on the main site but not without giving fully all the verses required.
Is taking Diksha (getting initiated) mandatory for Moksha (attaining liberation)?
Yes, it is absolutely necessary as per both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
Lord Shiva says that it is his command that without Diksha there is no Moksha and that's why the various paramaparas are created.
Source - Kularnava Tantram X.Y
Lord Vishnu also states the same while discussing with his bird mount Garuda. Lord Vishnu says its only the knowledge that one obtains from the Guru directly is capable of giving Moksha. No other methods suffice.
Source - Garuda Purana X.Y.Z
So, now how will the readers verify what is there in those verses? Will they have search to find that out themselves?
Given that they can not verify immediately the correctness of the answer due to unavailability of the actual verses what sort of response is required from them?
I am not asking whether we should downvote or not which one can do anytime without bothering to give an explanation. I am talking about flagging basically.