Original idea: List of users with specialities who are willing to be pinged--should we do this?

This is a place where users can opt in to be pinged by other users regardless of their chat status.

What sort of pings is this for?

Try to keep the ping related to P.SE . Some example uses of this would be to

  • Ask a specific user for help on one of your question/answers. Try to wait for the rest of the community, only use this if you have gotten no response.
  • Let a specific user know that they might enjoy answering <question>
  • Let a specific user know about an unanswered question within their specialization
  • Notify a user for SE-related miscellaneous stuff.

Instructions

If you would like to render yourself pingable

  • Post an answer to this question, indicating your specialties (if any). You may also list which types of questions you prefer to answer.
  • Other stuff you can do to help: Keep your specialties in your profile text (preferably so that they show up on your expanded usercard). Do the same for your chat profile. Also, try to stay logged in to chat.

If you would like to ping a user

First, check if that user is on chat. Start typing their username in chat, and if it pops up, then notify them there. It's always preferable to use chat for such notifications. If the user is not on chat, just comment on their post below with your message.

Try to delete the comment once you have recieved indication that the user has seen it.

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Strange, when I first tried to edit this adding only the q, a, and chat tags, it said "The moderator tag "featured" must always be present whereas when I did add it (I wonder how), it said that it can only be used by moderators, but still saved the edit nevertheleass. And yet, seeing the edit history, it was done ages ago by mbq. –  Dimensio1n0 Sep 12 '13 at 22:51
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@DImension10AbhimanyuPS That's because the tag hides itself if not removed. –  Manishearth Sep 13 '13 at 3:51

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I'm happy to be pinged/notified if there are specialist questions in my area. Though I'm frequently on chat, so that's probably a better place to get my attention.

Specialties: high-energy particle physics, phenomenology or theory

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Frédéric Grosshans

Specialities (research level): Quantum information (more specifically, quantum communication, quantum cryptography and quantum entanglement)

Likes to answer: beyond the above, I have an interest in the links between physics and information theory, and I love to give original answer to general physics question, but I do not always have time to do it.

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profile for F'x on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

Specialities: physical chemistry, thermodynamics, statistical physics of molecular systems

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I am more than happy to answer most General Relativity questions.

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Specialties: quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, Lie algebras in physics, statistical physics, foundations of physics

NOTE: NOT ACTIVE ANYMORE

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Manishearth

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Specialities: None.

Likes to answer: Stuff requiring analogies, electromagnetism, basic QM and relativity.

I'm usually on chat anyways, but its better to keep this here.

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profile for Pratik Deoghare on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

I have no specialities. But I am interested in (almost) everything.

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Specialties: Anything to do with or . But I'm by no means an expert on anything.

Also often hanging around chat, where I'm happy to discuss less on-topic things, like scientific computation.

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Specialties , ,, and

As with others, I'm usually available in the chatroom.

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