In recent months, in widely varied contexts, bloggers have expended a non-trivial number of words trying to divine a proper citation policy for writing on the ‘net. It’s the kind of activity that ought to set law review articles editors’ hearts-a-flutter, were they not engaged in the project of
footnote generation editing and studying. See, e.g., the Domenech controversy (instigation; synthesis; resolution; Malkin’s moral: “the determined moonbat hordes . . . painfully . . . are right.”); the AP-citation brouhaha; the Ribstein–Baude discussion on citation as a norm/quality warranty; and yesterday’s discussions about Prawfs’/OrinKerr’s “need” to credit Xoxohth for their early posting of the ’07 USNews Rankings
Are all of these situations the same? What distinguishes them?