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Do we want accepted answers to be pinned to the top?

SE is making the way accepted answers behave configurable per-site and is looking for input from our side as to what our preference is. Currently, accepted answers - answers that the asker of the ...
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Should we take a more holistic approach to multi-question questions?

There've been a number of question recently, where, for example, the body of the question contains many sub-questions that may lead to slightly different lines of thought/research. Often there's a ...
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Of pure programming questions, migration paths, and custom close reasons

While we're on a roll lately discussing programming questions and what should or shouldn't be asked on this site, I figured we might as well go all the way and take a more definite decision about ...
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Proposal for an updated `programming` tag excerpt

The issue of the on-topicness of "pure programming questions" was brought up again recently. One proposal to address this was to have the programming tag excerpt better reflect the kinds of ...
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Do we want to change the name of this site? A follow-up

The discussion in the previous post seems to have reached a saturation point, so I'm making this one to follow up on it. Judging from the vote tally and ensued discussions, it doesn't seem like we ...
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Why has activity been dropping in almost every category, since the beginning of February 2021?

Whether its # of questions, # of answers, # of posts, # of upvotes, # of total votes, # of visits, or # of page views (and maybe other things too, but I removed them since they were affecting the ...
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Would it make sense for there to be a separate SE site for "quantum programming" or "quantum information software", versus quantum information theory?

Let me just start by saying that I don't have any strong opinion on this, and won't be voting yes or no to any proposal in this direction. I am just interested to see what the community thinks, and I'...
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Do we want to change the logo of this site?

I recently noticed the logo of Amazon AWS and quantum computing SE was almost identical. I'm far from competent in law but are there legal implications? Since we are considering revising the site name,...
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Do we want to change the name of this site?

The scope of this site has been, ever since the beginning, broader than just "quantum computation". There seems to always have been a relatively broad consensus that we should be about, at ...
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Do we want programming-language-specific tags such as [python]?

I'm creating this post to fish for opinions. We have had the python tag for some time. Do we want to have this type of tag, and thus possibly also similar tags related to other programming languages ...
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Blocking the [quantum] tag

The tag quantum keeps cropping up on the site (you won't see any question with it now because I remove it every time it happens, but every so often someone adds it when asking a question). To me, this ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Quantum Computing has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: Quantum Computing Stack Exchange began the nomination stage for a special election on June 14 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Should we synonymise [quantum-advantage] and [speedup]?

As per the title: should we merge/synonymise quantum-advantage and speedup? I suppose the terms are used in slightly different contexts, with quantum advantage/supremacy referring to the quest of ...
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What goals do we have as a community (if any)?

I'd like to get feedback from the community, about what people think our goals are, or what goals our users would like this community to have? There's no wrong answers here, and an answer such as &...
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When should a question that's been closed for being off-topic, be locked?

This question was closed for being off-topic, but it was also locked: Prerequisites for a career in spintronics based Quantum Computing I find this unusual because questions on this site (and on the ...
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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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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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How much leeway to badly-formatted questions from English-as-Second-Language askers?

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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Default $\langle{\text{bra}}|\text{ket}\rangle$ \newcommand in every post

$\newcommand{\bra}[1]{\left<#1\right|}\newcommand{\ket}[1]{\left|#1\right>}\newcommand{\bk}[2]{\left<#1\middle|#2\right>}\newcommand{\bke}[3]{\left<#1\middle|#2\middle|#3\right>}$ $\...
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Closed with reference to 404

This question How to generate the following $n$-level $n$-particle singlet state? was closed with reference to another https://quantumcomputing.stackexchange.com/questions/8668/how-to-generate-the-...
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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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