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Should we decrease the number of close/reopen votes to 3?

A number of sites on SE have since a while reduced the number of votes needed to close/reopen a question to 3. As far as I can tell, this has been generally received well on those sites, as it allows ...
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Why the pile-on of downvotes for one (somewhat impudent) question?

One recently (June, 2024) asked question from a newer user rapidly received four downvotes. From what I can tell of the question, the wording was a little off and somewhat impertinent but the ...
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How should I change my recent "Counterexamples in quantum information" post, if at all?

Two days ago I created the overall well-received post Is there a comprehensive list of counterexamples in quantum information?. Yesterday I got a comment---which in ratio got a fair amount of upvotes ...
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Should we close it or leave it up?

Update: The question was closed, then re-opened by 5 community voters, then "locked", and it currently remains "locked". Today I rushed to ask a question that by its nature will be ...
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2024 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #3 — your "graduation" election — on Quantum Computing has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will show up on the moderators ...
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2024 Community Moderator Election

The 2024 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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Shall we ban unregistered users?

Some sites have banned unregistered users from posting on their site. Related discussions to that thread include this one and this one. Shall we do the same here? My opinion is that allowing users to ...
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2024 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Quantum Computing Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next ...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2024

Summary: Quantum Computing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on March 12th, 2024, as your “graduation” election. The timeline: On March 5th, 2024, I'll post a question ...
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Should we allow cross-posting?

Whether we should allow cross-posting has already been discussed roughly 4 years ago here. And in that post, I myself advocated that we should allow cross-posting because different sites have ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Thank you Auden Young

I noticed that Auden Young is no longer a diamond moderator on this site, and I just wanted to start a thank you thread here. Thank you Auden, I have appreciated some of your diamond moderation ...
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Custom badge icon

Like how AcademiaSE, and ChemistrySE, have custom badge icons; it would be cool if we also have something like that. Something like an electron spin Or one of the submissions for the initial QCSE ...
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Tag cleanup 2023

I recently proposed (Do we need tags for highly specific elementary mathematical topics?) we cut down on the number of tags on highly specific mathematical topics. However, I've thought for some time ...
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When to protect questions?

An older question survived a vote to close, and had two answers as of couple of days ago. One by yours truly, and one by @CraigGidney. Craig’s answer, focusing on the particulars of the question and ...
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Are questions uniquely about Sakurai relevant to this site?

There’s a quick question here that has at least one upvote at the time of writing, and has an on-point answer, but I struggle to see the relevance of the question to quantum computing. The question is ...
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Has the new SE policy on moderating AI-generated content had a noteworthy impact on this site?

The answer here: What should be our default policy in ChatGPT-provided answers? suggests that we've had a lot of posts that were either written by AI or with the help of AI. A set of secret ...
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The sidebar on this site will have much bigger ads, starting on May 10th

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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What should be our default policy in ChatGPT-provided answers?

I’m starting to see more and more answers from brand-new users that appear to be ChatGPT-driven copies. They have a veneer of truth but otherwise often miss the mark. Or, if they do fully address the ...
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Is it possible to "swap" duplicate questions?

A while ago, I voted to close this question as a duplicate of this one. By the time it got closed, an answer has been posted which is IMO better than the answers posted on the other question (this ...
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Congratulations on 19000 users!

A friend asked me about QCSE and I decided to visit just randomly at the time that we had 19,000 users! Considering that we had 16 new users today and 12 new users the day before, it would seem that ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Congratulations to DaftWullie for reaching a reputation of 50,000!

Any day now, the Quantum Computing Stack Exchange will have its first user to have reached 50k reputation! I, for one, appreciate DaftWullie's many wonderful and varied contributions to this site. ...
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AWS will soon be sponsoring Quantum Computing

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Quantum Computing starting on January 16, 2023 through January 16, 2024. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. ...
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What to do with outdated answers?

I was taking a look at the "First questions" review queue and was asked to review the following question. This question is a duplicate and OP even tells so, so I think it should be closed ...
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Do we want to change the name of the site to "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information"?

Last year we discussed the possibility of changing the name of the site, first in Do we want to change the name of this site? and then in Do we want to change the name of this site? A follow-up. In ...
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Should there be separate tags for the W state and/or the GHZ state, and if so when would be the best time to retag?

In my haste in a recent question I accidentally created the w-state tag - I didn't realize that it had not already been created. Apparently there is similarly no <...
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Custom link on the mathjax help page

On the editing help page there is a MathJax-dedicated section, which includes a "Learn more" link. We've recently been reminded that this link, whose default and current target is https://...
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Why such a huge drop in new visits?

See this graph:
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When should the assumption of good faith be abandoned for new users?

There is a very recent question from a new user who seems to be new to stack as well. The question strikes me as a bit of trolling, and may be asked in bad faith. My spider-sense is tingling. The ...
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Clarification for IBM Challenge and questions as such

This question here ansatz to VQE in Portfolio Optimization specifically asked for help to IBM Challenge clarification. One thing I would like to know/understand better is the following: I don't know ...
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Help in selecting proper Stack Exchange forum for discussion on a November 2021 Stanford article

I was wondering what forum I may find participants here at Stack Exchange that are open to discussing the foundations offered in this article in November 2021: Researchers propose a simpler design for ...
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Should there be a tag for the "Introduction to Classical and Quantum Computing" textbook by Wong?

There've been some meta-questions about tags for textbook exercises, see this one in particular. We have the tag nielsen-and-chuang for Mike and Ike, and we have a general tag textbook-and-exercises ...
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Make possible to update the answers to a post by anyone (for current research answers which are frequently moving)

I asked this question Review paper on depth, qubits and $T$ gates number on Clifford+T decomposition for various "typical" algorithms I feel like the answer to this kind of question can ...
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Should we blind the reputation of askers/answers on the main page and within asked questions?

Reviewing MathOverflow a recent change that I just now observed is that the reputation of the users who ask and answer questions is not clearly observed within the main page, nor within the question ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Are we no longer sponsored by Strangeworks?

I no longer see the "Sponsored by Strangeworks" ad at the top of the site: Furthermore, for the first time, I've seen an AWS ad: I thought the loss of the sponsorship ad at the top, might ...
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What role should QC.SE play as a Qiskit and other quantum SDK's support forum?

The [qiskit] tag has over 1200 questions on QC.SE. There are lots of examples of "good" questions and helpful answers. However, in my limited experience, a number of qiskit tagged questions ...
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Quantum Computing is graduating!

Good news! Based on longevity, number of questions/answers, visits, and other stats, the site is going to graduate shortly. In other words, we are leaving our "Beta" phase, and will ...
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Where do people get such nice-looking circuits?

I've been asking and answering some questions recently and have been drawing my own circuits (in PowerPoint), that aren't always aligned or have too thick/too thin weights on the lines/etc. I compare ...
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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 ...
Mark Spinelli's user avatar
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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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