A little background.
I am a total beginner in this field and arrived on this site some days after the SO blog announcement. I was intrigued by the idea that I can learn about Quantum Computing via StackExchange Q&A network and I jumped on Google and YouTube materials to learn more about it, with the plan to ask here whatever I don't understand and are not explained already out there (after a reasonable amount of research). This is how I asked the two questions:
- Is it important for a quantum computer to be shielded by the magnetic field?
- Is qsphere an actual term representing 5 qubits?
They were both positively received (to my surprise) and got people providing detailed answers.
However, I have to admit, I only accepted the answers based on the vote counts on them, not because I understood them.
As opposed to traditional computing, you can't board this field so easily and learn as you go - it feels like you must have quite the background in Mathematics and Physics, if not other sciences as well.
To the question.
As experts in the field, do you think the site can be more beginner friendly? Should it?
Since I'm not sure that the answers could be dumbed down when someone says "I'm a beginner", maybe to have the help center point to some must-have knowledge, or a list of prerequisites, so that we (beginners) don't start polluting the site with relatively stupid questions but rather sit on the bench a few years until the Hello World programs start showing up :)