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Quantum Computing Logo

Question Background Recently in chat, Justin Youens pointed out that the current logo has little significance to the subject of Quantum Computing. The Question What is the significance of the "...
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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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Accepting Nominations — Who should Moderate♦ this site? [duplicate]

Ideally, Moderators♦ are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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Why does the Quantum Computing site look different?

I recently announced a pilot program we are trying on Quantum Computing Stack Exchange, but rather than pointing you elsewhere, I decided to re-post the original announcement here. Enjoy! Sponsorship ...
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Tutorial: How to use TeX/MathJax to render math notation?

$\mathrm{\TeX}$ is a markup language that allows us to insert content like equations and tables. MathJax is the add-in that StackExchange uses to render $\mathrm{\TeX}$ markup into $\mathrm{\TeX}$ ...
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We are in public beta!

We have made it to public beta! First of all: Congratulations to everyone involved in the building and development of this site. Now, as we are in public beta, there are some new challenges to solve, ...
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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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Please welcome your new Moderators!

Moderators, check your email! Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community in both community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a ...
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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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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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What should we call our chat room?

We, like all other sites, have a chat room. However, currently it has the rather boring name of "Quantum Computing". Most other sites have a room with a more intresting name: The Nineteenth Byte for ...
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Homework questions, and what to do about them

Well, a new problem is upon us: the homework question. The first has been posted on our site. What should our policy be for homework questions?
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Are questions about Q# and other quantum programming languages on topic?

Q# is Microsoft's programming language for working with quantum computers. Are questions that deal with the language itself (e.g. How do I initilaize a Qubit to a given value in Q#) that don't deal ...
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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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Are questions about programming for IBM Quantum experience (QX) on topic?

Given the following question: There was an error in the circuit!. Error = 'QISkit Time Out' Is programming using QISKit for IBM Q experience (QX) on-topic? Considering the fact that the ...
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Congratulations Quantum Computing - You are now three years old!

Three. Three years old we are today. 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 ...
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Do we want a package for drawing quantum circuits enabled?

In the comments to the question How to draw quantum circuits?, there's a comment saying: "Maybe we could request the devs to add a LaTeX package to draw quantum circuits" I've just discovered that ...
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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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Listing all Nielsen & Chuang exercises as a resource for future generations of QC students [duplicate]

Like many quantum computation researchers, back when I was first learning the basics of the field, I relied heavily on Nielsen & Chuang's "Quantum computation and quantum information" textbook. ...
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Does anyone else feel that the logo for this stack is too similar to Amazon Web Services' favicon?

Here is a side by side comparison of the favicon for this site and for amazon web services: And here they are again, in a screen shot of my browser tabs: When this logo started showing up in the ...
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Standard Notation

Should we agree on some standard notations? This should make it much easier to understand new posts once a notation is established. In particular, I think it would be helpful to agree on symbols for ...
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How to handle questions that relate to "quantum", but not "computing"?

Case in point: Resource to explain quantum effects in "layman terms"? This question seems to be about quantum physics (pretty clearly), but I'm not seeing much about "computing" there. Are ...
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Are resource request questions allowed?

Resource/reference requests seems to be a crucial part for any SE site. However, such questions naturally tend to be list-questions, and many users therefore consider these off-topic. Sister sites ...
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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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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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Do we want questions or a tag about "mythology"?

Currently, there are 2 questions tagged quantum-mythology and another two that could fall under this category, one of which is closed and another with a history of being closed. In addition, I've ...
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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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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 this site be appropriate for beginners?

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 ...
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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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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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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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Happy 1000th day!

1000 days since Private Beta first went live!
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Inviting new users

In a recent post, Robert Cartaino said if you know anyone who needs to be here helping build this thing, the time to get their support is RIGHT NOW! This immediately made me think of Peter Shor ...
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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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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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"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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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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Tags that start with quantum - ideas?

Unsure if now is the right time for it, but might as well bring it up. What is the take on tags that begin with quantum-thing? Personally, I find that such tags, on a Quantum computing site is ...
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Vive la Quantum (chat sessions)!

After the discussion about times for a biweekly chat session, there is now an addition to the Classical Channel's schedule: Starting next Tuesday ($5^{th}$ June), there will be a biweekly chat session ...
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Limits to the "N&C Exercise Series"

This is going a bit too far: Can we start with just the most interesting questions that people are really struggling with? That's what SE is for, isn't it? When I started using SO almost 10 years ago,...
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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 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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What are the SE-user-recruiting policies?

I've been making intense efforts to bring in some colleagues, which is all good (I hope) and fun, but ultimately limited, since each of us non-superstars only has a limited number of contacts. Thus I ...
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Writing FAQ questions/answers

Before public beta starts, it might be nice to write standard answers for questions like, "What makes quantum computing better than classical computing?" or "What types of quantum computers are there?"...
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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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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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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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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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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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