NABOKV-L post 0005789, Thu, 1 Mar 2001 08:29:51 -0800

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Re: SEARCHING & CITING NABOKV-L (fwd)
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From: "Chimene, Jeff" <Jeff.Chimene@etest.com>

Hi:

> The MLA says that in addition to the date of the post, the date that it
> was actually accessed by the author (that is, you) should also be
>cited.
> This is simply ridiculous -- it's just confusing for the reader and a
> totally useless bit of information since the archived posts don't
> change, so just say no! But if your thesis director insists, the date
> you accessed the posting would go right before the URL.

Not entirely... The recent fiasco w/ Google taking usenet archives offline
illustrates the need for just this sort of audit trail. Also, since Google
will relabel the archives, there's a question of how URL citations will
remain relevant.

Regards,
Jeff Chimene