It’s normal for versions of a paper to be presented as talks or conference presentations a few times before the final version is published. At some of these talks and presentations, you may have, in addition to comments from the audience, an official commentator delivering prepared remarks on your ideas. What are the norms governing acknowledging commentators in the published version of the paper?
A philosopher who wishes to not be identified writes in with what I take to be a popular view:
I had thought that this was a standard practice: when a paper had previously been presented at a specific department, the host department gets a mention; when a paper had previously been presented at a conference with a commentator, the conference and the specific commentator get a mention; etc. I guess I always thought that this was more than standard practice—I would have thought that one has a duty (of gratitude) to give this kind of credit.
However, our corresponding philosopher also writes: