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 questions we think should be asked here, rather than e.g. on StackOverflow.
Given that this change is not only about the wording of the excerpt, but also implicitly about determining which questions should and should not be on-topic on the site, I thought it would be a good idea to make this meta post about it.
Here is my proposal for an updated excerpt:
For any question whose answer is expected to require code or programming notions. For questions about a specific framework (e.g. qiskit or cirq) please also include a more specific tag. NOTE: questions should involve domain-specific knowledge about quantum computing or quantum information. Pure programming questions should instead be asked on StackOverflow.
I'm not personally super happy about it, so feel free to edit any or all parts of it. Just remember no formatting is allowed, and to be mindful of the length limit (the easiest way to check this is to just write it down in the edit tag template).