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It seems to be increasingly popular to denote some notes with trivial contents as a 'paper'. A paper is something that is published in a peer-reviewed journal.

It would, by the way, be nice to get rid of some of all those self-promoting posts. New rule: You can not link to your own shit. Thank you, Sir.

i thought self-linking was encouraged? isn't there some guideline that says instead of making a direct post (askhn etc) you should link to your blog?

also, a new account just to takes shots at me? did i shoot your dog or something?

It's generally held that linking to your own posts is ok as long as it's relevant to HN (and I don't see any argument that this isn't). I mean, who cares who submitted it if it's relevant?

I didn't see the word paper anywhere, what do you mean?

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