The Quantum Pontiff Trackbacks

Some of you know (and use) the website I created a year ago,, a place where arXiv papers can be voted for digg style and comments can be left on the papers. After a while of not tinkering much with the website I’m beginning to add more features that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. The first feature is just a small one: the ability for the website to send trackbacks to the arXiv when someone comments on a paper. After some false starts I think I’ve got this feature up and running, and indeed the first trackback now appears for arXiv:0802.3351.

Now, of course, the bigger question is how to get more participation for the website from the more scientists (not everyone is as ungrumpy as the quantum computing community, it seems.)


  1. #1 Pieter Kok
    February 29, 2008

    Dave, I think you should put this out on the street corners in downtown, so to speak: I didn’t know about the site but I think it is a great idea.

  2. #2 Matt
    March 3, 2008

    Take a leaf out of quantalk’s book. Get a research grant and start paying people $100 to leave comments on the site. Mind you, we don’t know if that strategy actually works yet.

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