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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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Do we need tags for highly specific elementary mathematical topics?

Consider tags such as linear-algebra, inner-product, matrix-representation, tensor-product, partial-trace, trace, eigenvalues-and-eigenvectors, hilbert-space, exponentiation and possibly others I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Should we synonymise [quantum-advantage] and [speedup]?

As per the title: should we merge/synonymise quantum-advantage and speedup? I suppose the terms are used in slightly different contexts, with quantum advantage/supremacy referring to the quest of ...
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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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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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Creation of an 'openfermion' tag

Could somebody please create an 'openfermion' tag? I don't have the required reputation. It's how the Github for the project asks people to ask questions but when I tried it didn't exist.
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Rename tag ibm-q-experience to ibm-quantum-experience

The tag ibm-q-experience has been used to associate questions with IBM's quantum processors which are accessible online, as well as usage of these devices through ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tag excerpts do not fit on tags page

On the tags page, in some long enough tag excerpts, the text overflows a bit: Edit: this also applies to some meta site tags.
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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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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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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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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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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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