In a recent post, Robert Cartaino said

if you know anyone who needs to be here helping build this thing, the time to get their support is RIGHT NOW!

This immediately made me think of Peter Shor who in fact has a stack exchange account. However, the "email private beta invite" thing doesn't allow for stack exchange accounts, just emails. How would I best go about inviting him? Are there other users on SE we should be inviting? Are there people off of SE we should be inviting?

Please, list your thoughts!

  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps someone is able to visit the website of the man and bother to email. $\endgroup$ – Discrete lizard Mar 24 '18 at 23:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Discretelizard There is also the matter of doing it in a non-spammy way. $\endgroup$ – heather Mar 24 '18 at 23:28
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps someone knows the man personally and is polite? Do mention here, than it is more likely to be a single mail. $\endgroup$ – Discrete lizard Mar 24 '18 at 23:29
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    $\begingroup$ @heather I have told Peter Shor about this site, in the comment section of one of his very nice answer on physics stack exchange (a few days back). But he doesn't seem to have joined yet. Maybe bothering them too much wouldn't be a good idea. Give it some time. Strangeworks is already contacting a lot of people. However, if you know someone personally, who's actively involved in QC, you could send a personal mail to them. $\endgroup$ – Sanchayan Dutta Mar 24 '18 at 23:35
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    $\begingroup$ @Discretelizard this is incoherent and also seems mildly offensive. Please take it easy. $\endgroup$ – heather Mar 24 '18 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ @heather yeah, this is too much. Sorry about that. $\endgroup$ – Discrete lizard Mar 24 '18 at 23:44
  • $\begingroup$ As a point of interest we have a Blog post announcing our existence: stackoverflow.blog/2018/03/27/… $\endgroup$ – Rob Mar 30 '18 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ I've visited MO & theoretical.CS.SE and invited the top dozen or more users whom have the highest reputation for the quantum-computing tag on those sites, either by comments or using our 'Invite Box' and their email addresses; so others ought to avoid duplicating that effort (and accusations of SPAM). ;) - Someone want to try physics ... $\endgroup$ – Rob Apr 4 '18 at 2:52
  • $\begingroup$ I put in a request to allow StackExchange accounts to be used and Dr. Shor has joined us (so no need to send another invite). My 'invitation campaign' paid off, I recognize the names of some of our newest members. $\endgroup$ – Rob Apr 6 '18 at 23:37

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