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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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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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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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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 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 two years old!

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 on this site. I am talking about the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Moderators and PhDs

There are some users who, in the past, have questioned a moderators ability to moderate due to their lack of PhD. I feel that this is quite irrelevant. During my time as moderator, there never came a ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election [duplicate]

The 2018 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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Election questions: Critique management [duplicate]

Note: This post contains questions about the current pro-tempore election. DO NOT ANSWER THIS POST unless you have nominated yourself in the election.! This are three questions that all regard to ...
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Can we please be more lenient to new users?

A brand new user has had their question closed. Sure they didn't respond very quickly to requests asking to make the question more specific, but it looks like there was no "voting" that took place ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election [duplicate]

Summary: Quantum Computing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on October 29 to replace one of the current moderators. For full details of the process, see the ...
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Should we have a Quantum Computing StackExchange newsletter?

I regularly receive a newsletter from the Electrical Engineering StackExchange and I find it really helpful to learn things I would otherwise not read about. Should we get a similar newsletter for ...
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Repeated rudeness from a specific user

There is not enough space to write this in a flag, nor the capacity to include screenshots. I am going to block out instances of the user's name in order to keep him or her anonymous. I believe ...
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Why was this question deleted by a moderator?

The deletion policy says: "Questions that are extremely off topic, or of very low quality, may be removed at the discretion of the community and moderators." I cannot even vote to un-delete this ...
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Updated theme with Left Navigation is live for Quantum Computing

You may have noticed that your site theme changed! As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we ...
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Should we entertain career advice questions and have a [career-advice] tag?

This question seems pretty opinion based to me, however, I was a bit hesitant to close it initially (since it was well-framed). @NorbertSchuch mentioned that we might create a ...
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When I answered a question, it was deleted. What should I do in this situation?

Within the last 12 hours, a question was asked called "what is hyper-parallel entanglement and hyper-parallel quantum computing". I spent time doing the research to find out what they were, and wrote ...
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Isn't downvoting and voting-to-close mean towards new users?

This is a brand new user with only 1 point reputation who has asked a question that is on-topic, in fact as on-topic as can possibly be, and somehow they were given a net negative vote and someone had ...
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Add more options for which SE a question should migrate to when closing

I was upset that 4 people voted to close Godels Incompleteness Theorem(s) and Consciousness is Non Algorithmic as off-topic, by clicking an option that totally dismisses the question, rather than ...
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Telling unpleasant truths

I've noticed that my recent comment was deleted, though I tried to be as polite as I could. The comment was about another comment of the question poster which boils down to "I don't want to learn ...
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PSA: Disclosing affiliation, defining spam, and using spam flags

Quantum Computing SE is a site with different types of users - some work at companies (which is great!) and some write software that's used in quantum computing (which is also great!). While ...
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The tags [simulations] and [quantum-simulations] - should they be merged?

quantum-simulation has only one question and no description, but the question would fit with simulation which has a description and many questions. Should quantum-simulation be marked a synonym of ...
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Moderators making decisions without getting feedback from community

I believe that we, the contributing members of the QC Stack Exchange, should have a chance to play a role in crucial future-changing decisions. The moderators should not act unilaterally on huge ...
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Inviting new users (after private beta)

There was a meta question about emailing invites here: Inviting new users, but it was about the private beta. I didn't know about the private beta and only joined the QCSE more than a month after the ...
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What to do if a user accept an empty answer instead of better ones?

Referring to this question here, which has gathered more than 100 upvotes. It seems to me that the user accepted an answer that is not really an answer, over other better, more informative ones. If ...
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“The Quantum SE”

I like the name "Quantum Computing", for this SE. It's sexier than just "Quantum". So I'm not suggesting to change it. But that doesn't mean questions have to be only about quantum computing. In my ...
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A new close reason: non-mainstream

Way back when, I wrote an answer about whether or not asking questions about not-yet built aspects of quantum computing were okay. To quote my answer: I would argue that these sorts of questions ...
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What is a good tag for quantum money, ala Wiesner?

It's been proposed that [cryptocurrency] is a good tag for discussions about Wiesner's protocol and other quantum monies. I'm OK with it, but I'm wondering if there would be something better? The ...
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Can we reduce the length of suspension for this user?

There's 15 hours left on a bountied question, but the person who offered the bounty is suspended and his suspension doesn't expire until about 2 days, meaning he may not be able to award the bounty ...
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Why was user X suspended? [closed]

I came across user X's account and noticed they were suspended. May I know why they were suspended? The suspension was certainly not discussed anywhere.
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Please start writing out the incomplete tag wiki excerpts

We have ~24 tags on the main site without any tag excerpts, at the time of writing this post. It would be really helpful if the community members gradually start writing out the tag excerpts for the ...
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Asking opinion based questions

I understand opinion based questions are discouraged on the main site. Is it ok to ask them here?