A paper was uploaded to Arxiv that is very similar to my research. I cited it in the related work section of the paper I am currently working on. I was planning on noting the shortcomings of this Arxiv paper when a few days later I found that it was rejected from the conference via openreview. My questions are:
- Should I leave this citation in?
- Should I say that it has been rejected?
- Should the knowledge of the rejection change the way I talk about the paper?
This is the first time something like this has happened to me, so not sure how I should approach this.