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Writing the tag wikis and excerpts

There's really no need. Just look at the tags and add excerpts wherever you see fit or whenever you need a tag that doesn't have an excerpt. Creating a tag list here and transferring it to another ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Why is there a <quantum-computer> tag?

Looking at the description of the quantum-computer tag, it's currently described as: For questions about computers that run on a quantum architecture; the machines themselves, not just any ...
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Is there a mistake in the name of the [qudit] tag?

Similar to the qubit, the qutrit is the unit of quantum information in 3-level quantum systems. This is analogous to the unit of classical information trit of ternary computers. The term "qudit" (...
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Do we want programming-language-specific tags such as [python]?

I don't think we should have these tags. The main reason is that I don't think we want to give people the impression that questions focusing on the programming language itself should be asked here. I ...
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Should we entertain career advice questions and have a [career-advice] tag?

I personally think these questions should be off-topic. Career advice is inherently strongly dependent on the specific situation at hand, and I struggle to see why these kinds of questions should be ...
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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?

We shouldn't split the site. I like that the quantum computing stack exchange now has a lot of quantum programming library questions. This isn't the quantum computing theory stack exchange, it's a ...
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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?

I agree that there is a weird dichotomy on this site, but I don't see a good solution for it. On the one hand, if I try to imagine how a proposal for a new, say, qiskit StackExchange site would go, I ...
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Do we need [error-correction] of the [fault-tolerance]?

Keep them both as separate tags While heavily related and often talked about together, they are slightly different things: Quantum Error Correction (QEC) is using a 'code' (e.g. Shor code or ...
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Should people reject edits on a thing, because they don't like the thing?

Okay, so here are my thoughts. In particular, I did an edit like this, removing the tag quantum-mythology, so I'll explain my perspective. Tags like these aren't good tags. I already wrote an answer ...
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Tag cleanup 2023

Clean up tags related to ibm. We currently have ibm (129 questions currently). ibm-q-experience (651 questions currently). ibm-quantum-systems (16 questions currently). ibm-quantum-experience (9 ...
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Should there be a <community> tag?

Where a community meta-tag runs into problems is in going against a general moratorium against soliciting users on these sites. It's easy to tell yourself this will ...
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Should the tags 'qubit-state' and 'qubit' be merged?

I think these tags should be kept. In my opinion a question talking about qubits can talk about more things than just their state: how to get qubits? (on-topic? Not sure), properties of qubits ...
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Tag cleanup 2023

Remove highly specific mathematical tags (this is essentially Do we need tags for highly specific elementary mathematical topics?, I'm just repeating it here to have all tag-related proposals in one ...
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Tag cleanup 2023

Synonymize terminology and notation. I feel like the difference in meaning between these is small enough that having them both creates more confusion than anything else. I'd lean towards having ...
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Is meta-physics a good tag?

These are the top definitions I come up with when I google "metaphysics+definition": the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being,...
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Should the [quantum-computing-models] tag be used in this question?

IMO: no. Theoretical Models are unrelated to how data can be stored (which is the question in the question in question1, If I understood it correctly). Computing models is slightly ambiguous, as I ...
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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?

I have the feeling that things only got worse since August, so I hope you do not mind if I revive this discussion. Among the first ten questions there are 6 which are related to qiskit and IMO only ...
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Should there be a tag for the "Introduction to Classical and Quantum Computing" textbook by Wong?

I think this discussion was bound to arise sooner or later. We accepted nielsen-and-chuang as a useful tag early on, and in my mind that choice has always begged ...
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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?

I tend to believe highly specific tags to be more useful on average than the generic ones. Tags such as quantum-state, ...
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Tag cleanup 2023

We currently have physical-realization, physical-qubit, experiment. I'd at least have physical-qubit point to physical-realization. But even better, I think it would cause less confusion to have both ...
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The tags [simulations] and [quantum-simulations] - should they be merged?

I think we should have two different tags, one for quantum simulation in the sense of using a quantum system to simulate another one, and the other for the problem of simulating quantum systems with ...
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The tags [simulations] and [quantum-simulations] - should they be merged?

Yes, these tags should be synonymized. The tags seem to cover the exact same thing, and one is definitely more widely used and self-explanatory than the other.
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Creation of debugging tag

It could be useful to distinguish debugging questions from other types of Qiskit or Q# questions. I do doubt that many people will want to "follow" or "subscribe" to the emails for ...
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Would it be useful to have a tag for exercise problems and questions about standard textbook material?

I am not entirely convinced that adding such a tag would allow to satisfactorily filter out textbook-like content. At the same time, I don't see any compelling reason to not have it, provided we stay ...
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Proposal for an updated `programming` tag excerpt

Thank you for proposing the text of the update! I think it leaves a bit of room for confusion in that some users may view a pure programming question that involves qiskit or cirq as satisfying the ...
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Should we have an [off-topic] Tag - for after we've decided upon Migration/Deletion/etc.?

I don't see the need to change names here. The name scope is clear, and the tag excerpt for questions about which subjects or questions are allowed on this site makes it clear. Also, on-topic is ...
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Tags that start with quantum - ideas?

I'd agree with you, but here's a point to consider: tags show what is on-topic to users. If a user sees the tag programming there might be confusion as to what is on-topic. On the other hand, you ...
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How to remove a tag/retag?

Major tag problems ("should such-and-such even be a tag?" or "is this tag appropriately defined?") should be brought to meta. Minor tag problems ("insert-stupid-tag-name-here should definitely not be ...
auden's user avatar
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Tag cleanup 2023

Remove tags about specific (classical) programming languages. I'm essentially referring to python (unless there's others I haven't seen). I don't think we should have these. We have programming to ...
glS's user avatar
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Tag cleanup 2023

Invert the order of algorithm and quantum-algorithm. Currently quantum-algorithm points to algorithm, and I'm proposing to have it the other way around. This is a minor one and mostly "aesthetic&...
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