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### Adding a feature that allows users to “follow” other accounts

There are a number of users on QC stack exchange that consistently give extremely thorough and impressive answers. I love reading these user's responses, even to questions I already know the answer to,...
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### When and why should we close a question for being more appropriate on Stack Overflow?

While I do miss the early days when this site was more about "academic" quantum computing questions, and not so much of a Qiskit/Cirq forum for people doing programming or trying to use some ...
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### Online tutoring in quantum computing?

I need help understanding some aspects of quantum computing. My background is physics and optics, but I never formally learned quantum mechanics. I've probably got some incorrect ideas of what's ...
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### On voting to undelete an answer that's been deleted by a moderator

Reviewing the list of highly-upvoted questions without any publicly observable answers, there is one question with what appears to be a good-faith answer that was facially informative although maybe ...
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### Add stackoverflow to the “belongs on another site in the SE network” closing option

With the increasing popularity of tools and python packages for implementing and play with QC, more and more questions are getting closer to the edge of being general coding questions. Many of these ...
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### For how many hours (if any!) should we allow a user to respond to comments, before closing their question?

This question came up in the review queue, and I was a bit surprised since the question was asked only 17 hours ago, which might not have been enough time for the user to respond to the comment asking ...
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### Does anyone have any theories about why voting went up so much recently?

Number of posts has gone down, and number of visits has gone down, yet number of votes has gone up drastically: Why might this be the case?
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### A thought about our close voting practices

Every time I look at the close vote queue, I find myself surprised that there's so many questions there, and a lot of them appear to be of excellent quality or already with an excellent quality answer,...
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### Should we take a stand on qbit vs. qubit?

I noticed recently that I had edited a posting of an otherwise informed answer solely to replace "q-bit" with "qubit", but then I note that I don't bother to correct the ...
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### 2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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### Would this question be on topic for this stackexchange?

So I'm not sure if measuring time periods (inaccurately) are part of quantum information (I couldn't find any relevant tags). Would this question be on topic on this site?
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### Happy 1000th day!

1000 days since Private Beta first went live!
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### Should we consider social impact questions?

I recently responded to a question, since closed, regarding the social impact of quantum computing. The reason for the closure was that any answers were expected to be primarily opinion based. This ...
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### Qcircuit tutorial and quickref

(Not finished !) The goal of this post is to create a tutorial and a quick reference for the qcircuit latex package which can draw quantum circuits. This post aims to be an extensive and full ...
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### Creation of qcircuit latex quickef

The qcircuit latex package uses the xy-matrix package to create quantum circuits including all types of gates (simple, multi, controlled), a lot of measurement personalization, etc... This is a ...
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### Should we get rid of the quantum-information tag?

As of now, quantum-information is one of the most popular tags, with 351 questions and counting. Thing is, I don't quite understand what is it for. Or rather, what is it not for. The whole site is ...
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### Creation of debugging tag

There are quite a few questions of Quantum Computing Stack Exchange which are often new user's asking help with Q# or Qiskit ...
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### Creation of textbook-and-exercises tag

Following the apparent consensus in the previous discussion about an "homework-like" tag, and the lack of objections there, I went ahead and created textbook-and-exercises. I tagged a few questions ...
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There is a question that was recently closed for lacking clarity. Based on some comments from the poster, and the format of the question, I believe that the poster is not a native English speaker, ...
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### Would it be useful to have a tag for exercise problems and questions about standard textbook material?

Would it be useful to have a tag for exercise problems and questions about standard textbook material, or other educational material, like online courses and the like? The idea would be to use them ...
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### Should we close questions that are homework-like?

Recently, I realized that some users do not want to answer homework-like question. I would like to open a discussion on this issue. I understand that the forum should not serve as a place for solving ...
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### Creation of an 'openfermion' tag

Could somebody please create an 'openfermion' tag? I don't have the required reputation. It's how the Github for the project asks people to ask questions but when I tried it didn't exist.
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### Rename tag ibm-q-experience to ibm-quantum-experience

The tag ibm-q-experience has been used to associate questions with IBM's quantum processors which are accessible online, as well as usage of these devices through ...
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### Malicious edits

I realized that some "anonymous user" suggests malicious edits of questions and answers. The user adds meaningless texts to the posts. I rejected two such edits in my Review quotes. Could you check ...
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### 2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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### Favourite questions

I marked few interesting questions as favourite ones. I expected that I can see list of these questions somewhere. But I was not able to find where (I looked e.g. on my personal page and there is ...
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### Is cross-posting allowed?

Does QuantumComputing.SE allow cross-posting of questions on multiple Stack Exchange sites? The default Stack Exchange policy is that cross-posting is not allowed, as a general rule. However, ...
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### Is this question insufficient after edit?

So I asked the question "Can one construct a non-zero (conditional) probability in this situation?", which was downvoted and voted to close without the last edits (so I deleted it - The original tag ...
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### Use of the phrase 'Quantum Supremacy'

Words have meanings. Some words have multiple meanings. Some can mean one thing when used by reasonable people, and quite another when used by the less reasonable. One of those words is supremacy. ...
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### Should we add a “not enough research effort” close reason?

In Homework questions, and what to do about them we discussed whether it would be a good idea to have an additional vote-to-close reason. The consensus/majority seemed to be that it would be a good ...
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### Should we have a policy on leaked papers before they're published?

Occasionally, when major papers get written, they somehow end up leaked, such as when Google's (now published) Sycamore paper got temporarily posted on NASA's website. While general questions may be ...
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### Please start voting and reviewing more often!

In the current quarter (1st April 2019 to today), according to the Users page, the voting statistics is like this (this excludes those who've cast 10 votes or less): In this same duration (excluding ...
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### Congratulations Quantum Computing - You are now three years old!

Three. Three years old we are today. And now we are two years old. 🎉 Today is an important event of this site. Some of us were reminded of it by a special badge that they earned for the first time ...
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### Syntax highlighting for quantum programming languages

We're thinking of writing up a syntax highlighter for our site and enabling it on our programming tag (either using a user script or by asking the SE devs). Unfortunately, Google Prettify, which SE ...
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### How should we deal with blatantly incorrect, misleading and non-mainstream answers?

Let's take the example of this answer to How is Bell’s Inequality converted to the CHSH inequality?. It says: If I have answered my own question, the answer is that the CHSH experiments have a ...
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### My account seems to have been “destroyed” but not in accordance with the information

My account seems to have been "destroyed". I say "destroyed" rather than "deleted" because I read this which says that "destroyed" accounts will have their questions deleted. This seems to be the case ...
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### Is a citation of a textbook really a “link only answer”?

The following answer was deleted by a mod despite containing a citation of an in-print textbook Notation for two entangled registers Is it really the purpose of moderators to clamp down on ...
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### How to find out if a tag is good to create or have?

A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags are a means of connecting experts with questions they will be able to answer by sorting questions into specific, well-...
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### How to write a good question?

Some of the important points are already well documented on the help/how-to-ask page of the Help Center. However, there are a few issues which haven't emphasized there but are particularly relevant ...
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### What is the scope of Quantum Computing SE?

Our site has been active for around 9 months now, and I think we have all gotten a fair idea of which type of questions are acceptable for us and which type are not. I feel it's time to pen down the ...
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### Should we blacklist or rename the highly misused [quantum-computer] tag, or enable a tag warning for it?

Currently the tag excerpt for quantum-computer currently says: For questions about existing real-life computers that run on a quantum architecture. This is for questions about the machines ...
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### 2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Quantum Computing's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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### Should we modify the Tour and Ask a Question pages to reflect our current scope?

Although we are titled "Quantum Computing Stack Exchange", from my experience we tend to accommodate almost all questions about quantum information theory. That's fair, but in the future, that might ...
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### What is the number next to the comments?

In some comments I see a number, like "1" or "4" or "5", but in other comments there is no number. What is the significance of this number?
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### Custom close reason for questions which might be better suited for Physics SE

We recently got a few questions like: What is the "CP" operation in the context of anti-particles? How can blackholes be fast information scramblers? It should be quite obvious that these ...
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### Let's get some feedback

tl;dr: I propose that we encourage users to give feedback to this site's culture (main, meta, voting, moderation). Read more for the details It is amazing to look at what we (the community) have done ...