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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 ...
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Should the tags 'qubit-state' and 'qubit' be merged?

There are quite few tags with the qubit-state and qubit. Are these fundamentally different? Should the tags 'qubit-state' and 'qubit' be merged? If not, why are these things different? We should ...
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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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When will we appoint pro-tem moderators? [duplicate]

Having read this blogpost, I wonder when we will appoint pro-tem Moderators. The first post states that the nomination should begin approximately 2 weeks after the private beta begins (and 12 days ...
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Should people reject edits on a thing, because they don't like the thing?

Recently, I've noticed that some (higher rep) users did some 'silent removal edits' and some tag usage rejections. When I asked for the motivation for the tag excerpt edit, it was that the reviewer ...
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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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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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Being open to those who are from a different discipline

This more of a personal essay than a discussion, but I am happy to reply to any comments you may have. My main personal interests are with CS myself, but I am always open for other ideas as long as I ...
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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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What questions from the beta would be on-topic on other sites? [closed]

Because we're in beta and have little established history of on-topic-ness, it's likely that quantum computing enthusiasts will come here and ask questions that would be appropriate, or even more ...
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Why is there a <quantum-computer> tag?

Really, that tag should be gotten rid of. At least, it should be renamed. Why would anyone not choose a tag named "Quantum Computer" in "Quantum Computing" forum?
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Is post-quantum crypto on-topic?

The only question I've found right now related to post quantum crypto (PQC) is this one: Is it possible for an encryption method to exist which is impossible to crack, even using quantum computers? ...
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How do we deal with big-list type questions on this site?

As we know, big-list type questions are not very suitable for the Stack Exchange Q&A format. The answers to such questions to some degree depend subjective opinions and often, there is no ...
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Write the meta-FAQ

we are already writing a site-faq. Should we also write an meta-faq? Most pages have a meta-faq for example StackOverflow, MetaStackExchange We already have a few good posts like Standard Notation ...
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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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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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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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Writing the tag wikis and excerpts

we have already created a lot of tags and there are also a lot of meta-tags. Most of them have no excerpt/wiki yet. I am proposing that we have a central list of tags that have no proposed excerpt/...
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Off-topic reasons for Quantum Computing

I suppose we should think about the off-topic reasons for this page. As @Mithrandir24601 suggested I removed my proposals from this question and added them as an community answer. Feel free to edit ...
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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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Question looks clear for me, but unclear for the community, any advices?

It is about this question. Unfortunately, the 5 VtC happened, and the single clear clarification request was fulfilled. Any idea, what else to do? Update The question is now reopened, there are ...
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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 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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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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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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