Note: These are published at CiteEvidence and are a short term starting point for dialogue to arrive at one for our members.

Reasons CSEs Can be Removed

  • Relevance Not Apparent – the relevance to the SUS is not obvious.
    • Except for the But see signal, all other signals do not provide a description or comment area specifically for explaining why or how the CSE is relevant or the intention behind its creator. This is for a very good reason. The CSE statements – the evidence – should stand on its own and need no explanation. If it is not reasonablyobvious what the evidence implies regarding the SUS, then the evidence is probably irrelevant or should be applied to another statement.
  • Clarified Elsewhere – for conflicting citations, when the apparent conflict is resolved by statements made nearby within the same article.(two may be a better answer)
  • Spam – if it looks like spam and it smells like spam, it’s probably spam.
  • Useless – a citation that is contrary to the spirit of CiteEvidence’s goal which is to make fact discovery an easier and more comprehensive process.(This ambiguous statement will likely be very often true here.)
  • Trivial – do not use this system to correct obvious typos that do not have an impact on the understanding of an assertion. However, some typo’s are not so obvious and if a verified typo causes reasonable confusion and it has an important impact on the meaning of the assertion, then a Contra citation is warranted. The best way to tell if a typo is non-trivial is if the author of the statement goes as far as to print a correction to settle a controversy. In that case, the correction should be cited with a Contra CSE that points to the correction.
  • Taken out of context – the CSE implies another context or another meaning than what the author intends. If a CSE is obviously taking the SUS out of context, don’t be shy, remove it!