Similar to this discussion on math.SE and this discussion on cs.SE, I would like to suggest to turn on the citation feature.


Please note the "cite" link in the bottom right:

which gives:

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    for what purpose?
    – schroeder Mod
    Sep 14 '18 at 8:10
  • Martin - for sites that use a lot of citations, they already have preferred ways to do this. Here on Security, I'm not sure I see a need at all.
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Sep 14 '18 at 8:53
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    I just wanted to cite an answer. Of course, I can created the Bibtex manually, but it would be nice to have it directly available. Espeically, as it does not bother people who don't need it. Sep 14 '18 at 9:17
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    Unlike some other sites, Sec.SE is not composed primarily of academics, but practitioners (both whitehat and blackhat). Citing posts is useful for people who are used to writing research papers.
    – forest
    Sep 15 '18 at 1:42
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    I don't see any particular need either. However, is there much cost to enabling that? If not, I don't see a reason to actively oppose it.
    – Arminius
    Sep 17 '18 at 22:33
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    Seems low impact to non-citation users, and I like the idea that somewhere, out there, someone has referenced a Sec.SE post of mine in some academic paper. No, wait, I meant to say "terrified" by the idea. I have no idea how to turn it on, though, or what any other potential impacts might be.
    – schroeder Mod
    Sep 20 '18 at 18:59
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    Isn't there a way to have this as a user preference ? (Or we could probably make a user-script of this)
    – M'vy
    Sep 25 '18 at 13:51

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