The question How was it determined how many neutrinos result from a single Beta decay? was asked recently and I had previously researched and written up in my book. As the passage in my book constitutes as good an answer as I am capable of giving, I reused it. As it was my own text, I do not regard it as plagiarism (the rules for "self-plagiarism" which apply to research journals, where authors may be trying to boost their publication count for research papers, do not seem appropriate for a question and answer site).
I had not said in the answer that the text was taken from my book, because that seemed like a "vanity citation". I understand that this was the wrong interpretation of policy. The answer has been deleted and I have been asked "to edit the post to comply with Phys.SE citation policy", only I cannot find an applicable statement of Phys.SE citation policy. Can anyone give a link?
I can certainly make a statement that the text is taken from my book, but another moderator has said "but instead [of using the full text] should use short quotes as appropriate to support an independently written answer". I cannot see how to do this. It is not as though my text is full of "quotable quotes" (quoting parts would indeed be "vanity citation"). Having already written it as clearly and succinctly as I am able, I find I can only damage the answer by editing it, which I am reluctant to do.
Will it be sufficient to include a note in my post that I have used text from my book?