Someone's answer to a question is completely copied and pasted from my answer (except they didn't use Mathjax), and their answer got accepted. I don't mind, but I just think it's strange behavior, for both the copier and the asker.

What do you think is going on here, and should I do anything about this?

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    $\begingroup$ Flag it for moderator attention. $\endgroup$ Nov 18, 2023 at 13:37
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    $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson Thanks. Done. $\endgroup$
    – Dan
    Nov 18, 2023 at 13:43
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    $\begingroup$ "completely copied and pasted from my answer (except they didn't use Mathjax)" not using Mathjax, that's highly commendable, and shows effort. $\endgroup$
    – onepound
    Nov 18, 2023 at 23:03
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    $\begingroup$ I have had a look : it is astonishing ! How is it possible to (ill) copy textually an answer ??? $\endgroup$
    – Jean Marie
    Nov 20, 2023 at 17:27
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    $\begingroup$ @JeanMarie Just by cutting and pasting from one answer to the other I can get almost exactly the same effect except that the letters come out in a Roman font instead of italics and I have to delete a few stray linefeeds. My guess is that this user's computer allows them to capture the font as well. $\endgroup$
    – David K
    Nov 23, 2023 at 15:15
  • $\begingroup$ Relevant question on Meta StackOverflow: meta.stackoverflow.com/q/268629/2805120 $\endgroup$ Dec 1, 2023 at 14:32

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As mentioned in the comments, you must raise a flag in these situations, and the moderator team will handle it.


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