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### Is it possible to "swap" duplicate questions?

A while ago, I voted to close this question as a duplicate of this one. By the time it got closed, an answer has been posted which is IMO better than the answers posted on the other question (this ...
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### Congratulations on 19000 users!

A friend asked me about QCSE and I decided to visit just randomly at the time that we had 19,000 users! Considering that we had 16 new users today and 12 new users the day before, it would seem that ...
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### 2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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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### 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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### What to do with outdated answers?

I was taking a look at the "First questions" review queue and was asked to review the following question. This question is a duplicate and OP even tells so, so I think it should be closed ...
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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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### What happened to code highlighting?

It seems that code highlighting has been disabled for some time on this site (at least on my side?). I'm not sure, but I think that there was once the possibility to have such a feature, but either my ...
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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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### Custom link on the mathjax help page

On the editing help page there is a MathJax-dedicated section, which includes a "Learn more" link. We've recently been reminded that this link, whose default and current target is https://...
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### How to correct small typos?

I noticed an answer which had misspelled "Shor's Algorithm" as "Short Algorithm" but when I tried to correct this single change I was prevented since edits require at least 6 ...
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### When should the assumption of good faith be abandoned for new users?

There is a very recent question from a new user who seems to be new to stack as well. The question strikes me as a bit of trolling, and may be asked in bad faith. My spider-sense is tingling. The ...
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### Clarification for IBM Challenge and questions as such

This question here ansatz to VQE in Portfolio Optimization specifically asked for help to IBM Challenge clarification. One thing I would like to know/understand better is the following: I don't know ...
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### Help in selecting proper Stack Exchange forum for discussion on a November 2021 Stanford article

I was wondering what forum I may find participants here at Stack Exchange that are open to discussing the foundations offered in this article in November 2021: Researchers propose a simpler design for ...
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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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### Make possible to update the answers to a post by anyone (for current research answers which are frequently moving)

I asked this question Review paper on depth, qubits and $T$ gates number on Clifford+T decomposition for various "typical" algorithms I feel like the answer to this kind of question can ...
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Reviewing MathOverflow a recent change that I just now observed is that the reputation of the users who ask and answer questions is not clearly observed within the main page, nor within the question ...
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### 2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Currently, the only sites with the mhchem extension to MathJax are Chemistry.SE, Biology.SE, EarthScienes.SE, MatterModeling.SE. I would have liked to use ChemJax ...
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### Are we no longer sponsored by Strangeworks?

I no longer see the "Sponsored by Strangeworks" ad at the top of the site: Furthermore, for the first time, I've seen an AWS ad: I thought the loss of the sponsorship ad at the top, might ...
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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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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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### Where do people get such nice-looking circuits?

I've been asking and answering some questions recently and have been drawing my own circuits (in PowerPoint), that aren't always aligned or have too thick/too thin weights on the lines/etc. I compare ...
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### Do we want accepted answers to be pinned to the top?

SE is making the way accepted answers behave configurable per-site and is looking for input from our side as to what our preference is. Currently, accepted answers - answers that the asker of the ...
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### Should we take a more holistic approach to multi-question questions?

There've been a number of question recently, where, for example, the body of the question contains many sub-questions that may lead to slightly different lines of thought/research. Often there's a ...
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### Of pure programming questions, migration paths, and custom close reasons

While we're on a roll lately discussing programming questions and what should or shouldn't be asked on this site, I figured we might as well go all the way and take a more definite decision about ...
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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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### 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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### Why has activity been dropping in almost every category, since the beginning of February 2021?

Whether its # of questions, # of answers, # of posts, # of upvotes, # of total votes, # of visits, or # of page views (and maybe other things too, but I removed them since they were affecting the ...
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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 logo of this site?

I recently noticed the logo of Amazon AWS and quantum computing SE was almost identical. I'm far from competent in law but are there legal implications? Since we are considering revising the site name,...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: Quantum Computing Stack Exchange began the nomination stage for a special election on June 14 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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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 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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### What goals do we have as a community (if any)?

I'd like to get feedback from the community, about what people think our goals are, or what goals our users would like this community to have? There's no wrong answers here, and an answer such as &...
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### When should a question that's been closed for being off-topic, be locked?

This question was closed for being off-topic, but it was also locked: Prerequisites for a career in spintronics based Quantum Computing I find this unusual because questions on this site (and on the ...
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### Adding a feature that allows users to "follow" other accounts

There are a number of users on QC stack exchange that consistently give extremely thorough and impressive answers. I love reading these user's responses, even to questions I already know the answer to,...
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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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### On voting to undelete an answer that's been deleted by a moderator

Reviewing the list of highly-upvoted questions without any publicly observable answers, there is one question with what appears to be a good-faith answer that was facially informative although maybe ...
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### Add stackoverflow to the "belongs on another site in the SE network" closing option

With the increasing popularity of tools and python packages for implementing and play with QC, more and more questions are getting closer to the edge of being general coding questions. Many of these ...
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### For how many hours (if any!) should we allow a user to respond to comments, before closing their question?

This question came up in the review queue, and I was a bit surprised since the question was asked only 17 hours ago, which might not have been enough time for the user to respond to the comment asking ...
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### Does anyone have any theories about why voting went up so much recently?

Number of posts has gone down, and number of visits has gone down, yet number of votes has gone up drastically: Why might this be the case?
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### A thought about our close voting practices

Every time I look at the close vote queue, I find myself surprised that there's so many questions there, and a lot of them appear to be of excellent quality or already with an excellent quality answer,...
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### Should we take a stand on qbit vs. qubit?

I noticed recently that I had edited a posting of an otherwise informed answer solely to replace "q-bit" with "qubit", but then I note that I don't bother to correct the ...
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### 2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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