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No moderation of content should be necessary. However, offensive comments will be removed. For example "This review of string theory doesn't mention the important topic of conformal field theory" is preferable to "This review is rubbish".

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Future directions

  • Hosting content that is not suitable for the arXiv but still useful.
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We thank:

  • George Cox for hosting the wiki and setting up the software.
  • Stefan Fredenhagen for incorporating his list of string schools and conferences.
  • Alberto Guijosa Hidalgo, on whose list of reviews this website is based.
  • Donald Marolf for giving permission to include his Resource Letter: The Nature and Status of String Theory (hep-th/0311044).
  • Bill Spence for his support and encouragement.
  • All those who have written reviews.

Suggestions and comments

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