A paper (quite) related to some work my coauthors and I have recently appeared as a preprint. This paper cites ours; however, it does not do so in the body of the paper (intro, proofs, etc.), but only in the references: with the LaTeX command \nocite, I assume.
Doing so seems strange to me, as it does not discuss relevance, nor compare, nor even state what the cited paper does. It's a citation without context.
Am I overreacting? More importantly, am I wrong: are there situations where this type of citation makes sense, and, if so, which ones?
Edit: by "makes sense," I mean "is justified for academic-related/citation etiquette reasons."