ViXra.org is a host site for e-prints similar to Arxiv.org. I wonder if ViXra is a good place for posting e-prints and how well it is known to the scientific communities.

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    It is known but does not have a particularly good reputation. Check also the Wikipedia page on that for more information. Aug 21, 2021 at 1:49

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No it is not a good place. In fact it is infamous in the community.

While not everything there is crackpot, almost everything there is crackpot. It has the well-deserved reputation of being the very last outpost for those who are turned away everywhere else.

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    +1 "viXra, the last outpost" - sounds like the perfect movie title for the next movie about zombie research(ers) stranded on a planet for derelict science. Aug 21, 2021 at 2:36
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    While not everything there is crackpot, almost all the crackpot stuff is there. --- There is a huge amount of crackpot stuff [on the internet] that is NOT there. What you mean is: "While not everything there is crackpot, almost everything there is crackpot." Aug 21, 2021 at 7:15
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    @DaveLRenfro I edited my answer to plagiarize you much better formulation. Aug 21, 2021 at 11:23
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    Incidentally, for proof that "not everything there is crackpot", see the comments to this answer. However, my guess is that less than 0.1% falls into this category. Aug 21, 2021 at 11:46
  • @DaveLRenfro yes it would be too sweeping to suggest everything is crackpot on vixra. Aug 21, 2021 at 12:24

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