I frequently see lots of questions where in response to comments requesting more info, the asker provides links to pastebins.
Usually my response to these is to go edit the question and put the pastebin info in the question itself. However on this question here, it's not the usual person who's new to stack exchange and how things work. Also in this case, one of the pastebins is a big wall of text.
So before I went and edited his/her question, I went looking for an official policy, but couldn't find one in help, or anything here on meta.
My personal opinion is to always put the info in the question. No exemptions. I've seen it happen far too often where the external link goes dead and now the question is missing critical info. Or googling for text in the pastebin turns up the pastebin rather than the question.
I have a feeling that putting the info in the question is the "right" answer, but I just want to make the decision official.
So what's the policy here? Always put info in the question? Any exemptions for walls of text?