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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?
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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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A “jobs” page for quantum computing - suggestions

Recently, there was a meta post called Jobs in Quantum Computing. The mods are interested in this (and the post got a few upvotes), and we wonder if you guys are too. To get some ideas for the ...
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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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Policy on leaving comments about edits

In my first complaint I was asked to give examples which would reveal who was doing it and I said: "I thought about doing that, but if I do that, then everyone will see who he/she is, which ...
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Asking questions about not yet built aspects of quantum computing

I have a series of questions I have been considering asking. My dilemma is that I want to make sure they are on topic. It's also physiological: I feel like I should be posting in sci-fi. I am giving ...
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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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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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What to do about bad edits from users with high enough reputation to do it without review?

Frankly I'm tired of people editing my questions (and even titles) in ways that introduce new errors or even worse errors. In one case the user simply just moved the last part of the sentence to the ...
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Biweekly chat sessions: Timings

Having discussed with @Mithrandir24601 and @agaitaarino, I would like to set up a regular chat session in The Classical Channel, which would be held every alternate week for around 1 hour. Once it is ...
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Is there any workaround to allow re-popping of closed questions to the review queue in case of future edits?

I recently noticed that this question: What is qubit and how it can be used to hold information? was closed as too broad (which I agree with; it is indeed too broad). However, the OP clarified in ...
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How active should moderators be in closing questions?

I know this is a touchy issue, but it is better to discuss it before it gets too late. I noticed that this question: When to apply tensor product of gates and how to keep track of entanglements? was ...
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Encouraging each other to vote & edit?

Our active userbase is still quite small, but there's already a decent number of existing questions and answers. Should we be encouraging newcomers to give a tour to existing material, editing and up-...
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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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When should questions on other sites be migrated here?

For example, I found this question about how to apply gates to non-adjacent qubits, which is currently in the "Computer Science" stack exchange, even though it explicitly has to do with the ...
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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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Follow-up Questions

Background I was looking at a question posted by agaitaarino. He posted a comment in regards to his follow-up question being a duplicate. As this isn't the first follow-up question I have seen on ...
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Resources for learning Quantum Computing

At least in my opinion, Quantum Computing is an awesome area of development for computing. However, it is also a daunting field (as far as I know, you have to know quite a bit of physics to be able to ...
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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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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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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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Should there be a <community> tag?

As something slightly different from the "resources" tag, would it be adequate to introduce a tag for questions on community members? E.g. asking for a conference that deals with particular aspects of ...
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Should we encourage or discourage TeX in titles (or neither)?

While it is nice that we have MathJax to render $\TeX$ and $\LaTeX$ in our questions and answers, it may not be a good idea to use this in the title, for the reasons I have noted on CS.SE meta: If a ...
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How to remove a tag/retag?

We had quite a few requests to remove tags/retag: Tags that start with quantum - ideas? Should the [quantum-computing-models] tag be used in this question? Please rename [tag:error-correction] to [...
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Should we have an [off-topic] Tag - for after we've decided upon Migration/Deletion/etc.?

On meta.SE they have this Tag: off-topic This tag is for questions regarding off topic questions, including whether a question is on topic and what to do with off topic questions. Wouldn't that be ...
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Indirectly Related Questions [duplicate]

Background Recently a question was asked about a topic that is indirectly related to quantum computing. Question Are topics that are indirectly related to quantum computing allowed on this stack ...
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Help page “Edit questions and answers” lists incorrect value for “Awarded at”

Our Help page "Help Center > Privileges > edit questions and answers" says: "Awarded at: 1,000 reputation", that's incorrect; I have the Badge and believe it's awarded at 500. Also at the bottom of ...
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What is the affiliation between this site and Strange Works? [duplicate]

I have seen the title SPONSORED BY STRANGE WORKS. What/How exactly are they sponsoring? Is the person who opened the proposal for this site affiliated with ...
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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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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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Should the [quantum-computing-models] tag be used in this question?

I noticed that in this question the OP reverted back to putting in the quantum-computing-models, after I edited it out. As far as I understand it is for questions regarding different "theoretical ...
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Should we micromanage tags, or should we leave them be? [duplicate]

A common (well, twice, at least. I will become common if nothing is done) occurrence on new questions is the following: @blue removes some tags I ask why those tags are removed and @blue puts some (...
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Is there a mistake in the name of the [qudit] tag?

I found a tag named qudit that was tagged in this question. I highly suspect this might be a spelling mistake for qubit, since the question is also tagged with qubit, and no other question has this ...
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Formatting chemical formulae and reactions

Following proper typesetting standards is absolutely essential on a technical site like Quantum Computing Stack Exchange. I came across this question on the main site: What kinds of ions do trapped ...
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Code highlighting?

I've seen some posts that include code (Python, Q# (see Are questions about Q# on topic?)): Q: How to create an arbitrary state in QISKit for a local_qasm_simulator? (+ answer) Q: There was an error ...
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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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Do we need [error-correction] of the [fault-tolerance]?

I am wondering whether the tags error-correction and fault-tolerance can/should be merged. They seem to relate to the same topic: prevention/correction of errors. What is your opinion towards merging ...
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External Website Links

Background Recently I noticed a few posts that link to external website links. These posts use the external links as the core of the answer. Example This is one example of a short post with an ...
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Is meta-physics a good tag?

I don't believe the tag meta-physics is a good one for this site. Firstly, such questions generally are more philosophy based, and thus don't really belong here, so having this tag seems to encourage ...