There have lately been a lot of answers on this site such as this one: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/2928/419
While the answer itself is correct and does cite references, it consists almost entirely of quotes with only one sentence of original content (not counting transitions to quotes).
IMO this doesn't seem like a good standard to be setting. I would think that the purpose of this site is not to just paste what other people have written somewhere else, but rather to condense the information from multiple sources into a concise and clearly directed answer to the original question.
As far as the use of quotes goes, my thinking has been that they are primarily to be used when quoting directly from scripture. Quoting from blogposts or less credible sources seems iffy and at the least ought to be paraphrased somehow.
That being said I still don't believe that an answer which consists almost entirely of a quote from scripture is appropriate either. High quality answers tend to be more directed towards the questions, using scripture sparingly but in key places to give credence to what is being said.
What are your opinions? Is a quote-only answer acceptable or should we encourage users to do more than that?