This is sort of the reverse of this meta question:

What to do it I found out that the same question I asked on SE has been asked on another Q&A website?

I feel on Bio.SE (pre-Health), I've already written an in depth answer to this Health question:

Effect of the common cold on the immune system

Now this is a question that is exactly within my field of expertise so I know I could write pages on the subject. Instead, I contained myself to this answer:


Would it be appropriate to just move it over with minor edits? I'm worried that if I start writing one again, I will only feel motivated to complete it if I go into more depth than my answer on Bio (which may already be long).

On the flip side it has attracted some pretty poor and flat wrong answers, so having a correct answer would certainly serve a lot of good.

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  • As you can see from the question, I just linked to, it's fine. Especially if it's your own answer, like in your case, but even if it isn't (if attribution is added) – YviDe Jan 16 '16 at 18:40
  • @YviDe I totally missed that one. Just completely didn't have the right search terms. I'm fine for this question to be close then – Atl LED Jan 16 '16 at 18:41
  • I only remembered because I answered it :-) Wanted to add an answer here, then vaguely remembered that I wrote something about copying other people's answers and found it in my history. – YviDe Jan 16 '16 at 18:43

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