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. $\endgroup$ Mar 24, 2018 at 23:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Discretelizard There is also the matter of doing it in a non-spammy way. $\endgroup$
    – auden
    Mar 24, 2018 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. $\endgroup$ Mar 24, 2018 at 23:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Discretelizard this is incoherent and also seems mildly offensive. Please take it easy. $\endgroup$
    – auden
    Mar 24, 2018 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ @heather yeah, this is too much. Sorry about that. $\endgroup$ Mar 24, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 at 23:37


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