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What are the requirements for being "citable?"

by Raemon1 min read28th Nov 20198 comments


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A sort of... "stretch goal", for the 2018 Review, is developing a system wherein LessWrong has proven itself credible enough for some posts to actually be citable by other institutions.

I'm not sure how much of this has to do with "just actually do a good job ensuring accuracy/relevance", and how much has to do with "jumping through arbitrary hoops", and how hard those hoops are to jump through.

Two obvious things to shoot for might be:

  • Being considered a valid source by wikipedia
  • Being considered a valid source by google scholar.

I'm curious if anyone is familiar with how either of those work, in detail, and whether this is an achievable goal.

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