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Inconsistent styling of tabs?

I'm new to this SE site, but I noticed some inconsistency in the way that 'tabs' are styled on this site. Here's a screenshot from the questions list: And most other areas of the site look very ...
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Petition to reopen a CDC question

I am currently investigating whether to use the SQL Server feature Change Data Capture (CDC) for a data framework I am developing. During my research I found much on how to use CDC, but not as much ...
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Where are “scopes” of the sites?

I sometimes get my questions closed as "offtopic" because they don't belong to the site's scope. Whenever I visit a new SE site I try to see where is its scope defined, but cannot find it. Why isn't ...
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Can I ask conversational questions? (Training)

I would like to ask the following question but is DBA Stackexchange the right place? Is there any place on Stackexchange for it? Please do answer the questions above, if you would, not the question ...
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“Move to Stack Overflow” not visible on this particular question

As you can see from the screenshot below, there is no option to move this question to Stack Overflow. Is that a bug, or is there some reason this option is unavailable?
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Delete tag sqlsql-server-2012

I hope I'm proposing this in the correct way. sqlsql-server-2012 seems to be a spelling mistake of sql-server-2012. There were 2 questions with this tag, for which edits to change the tag from ...
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Questions not appearing in network profile

The network profile for a user shows no questions ever asked. However, he did ask a question two months ago, as his dba.se profile shows. Could this be a bug? The question was migrated from SO - ...
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Shall we add a new 'off-topic' reason for questions that are 'too basic'?

We get questions from time to time like this one or the odd 'how do I join two tables' SQL question, which fall short of our 'expert-level'. Some are best migrated to SO, but for the rest, would it ...
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Image choice for caption competitions

I recently deleted a competition initiated by a user on this site. I have extremely mixed feelings since: We love when users show initiative on our sites. In this case, there was a major award and ...
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Where is the FAQ and who are the DB administrators?

Which questions can I ask here? DB administrators, are they coders or just people who simply install the SQL server and make sure that it has no viruses, is up and running? I actually wanted to ask a ...
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Synonym trigger and triggers

trigger - 29 questions triggers - 202 questions The singular tag name seems redundant. I'd suggest that triggers be kept, and the other be synonym'd.
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Spam Edits on answers

I have seen these edits come up before a few times lately (within last week or so). This is the second or third time I have seen an edit come up similar to this one. I did not catch if the previous ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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How to ask “Why did the optimizer choose this query plan?”

I implemented a function to suggest movies from the example PostgreSQL database given in Seven Databases in Seven weeks. The first attempt was correct but slow. The function could take more than ...
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Shall we add a new 'off-topic' reason for questions that really need professional support?

We get questions like this where it is immediately obvious that the OP has a much bigger issue than they realise, and they need a consultant or vendor support, much hand holding and hands-on access to ...
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A missing blank line disables code mode

I created a table like this: +-----------------------+-----------------------+ |Heading 1 |Heading 2 | +-----------------------+-----------------------+ | R1 ...
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Possible bug in Close Queue?

A while ago, I nominated a question for closure. At that time, no one else VtC'd the question. Today, someone else has VtC'd the question, so it is now showing up in the Close Queue. However, I am ...
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BUG: @@SERVERNAME in text throws an error, can't commit questions or answers

NOTE: I've had to replace two "@" signs in a row with the string "at_at_" in order to even post this question! Has anyone noticed that certain character combinations break the web site? Using Chrome ...
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Should questions be marked with contraindicated tags?

Should a question be marked with a tag such as database-mirroring if the OP identifies that mirroring doesn't apply? For reference, see this question which has 3 tags about tech the OP has identified ...
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Is a tag that is *operating system* specific useful?

For instance, db2-luw referring to DB2 for Linux, Unix, or Windows as opposed to just db2 ? Also, when approving tag wiki edits, it would be great to be able to see proposed edits made against both ...
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Questions Sort by Date

I review my questions and answers regularly, but I'd like to see the list in a more efficient manner. Can DB unanswered questions be sorted by date descending?
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Somehow my account does not show any Active questions on dba.stackexchange.com

Please refer to below screen shot : Note: I have tried clearing cache, etc. NO active questions (All blank): Other tabs working fine: *EDIT: (Disabled all extensions and removed the ...
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Can the color scheme for similar questions be changed?

Can the orange on yellow color scheme for matching/similar questions be changed. The contrast between the two colors is low. I see a similar question Which color to chose for the dba.exchange site? ...
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are Code Reviews for Functions/sprocs/etc. acceptable questions here?

I don't see very many review questions for SQL on CodeReview.StackExchange.com and was wondering if I should be posting them here instead? I haven't posted any yet, but would like to know if that is ...
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Font selection on Android devices

I'm not sure what other devices this affects, but certainly on stock Nexus 7s (both the first generation and the 2013 model) using Chrome, the font that gets selected for code blocks is not ...
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What is Association Bonus?

Can anyone help me regarding association bonus? What is this association bonus anyway?
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Should old questions that have no answers and are “too localized” or “too broad” be closed?

For reference, look at this question: Invalid Object SQL Server 2005 Express The question appears to be abandoned, and offers no real help to future visitors. Should it be closed, or do we care?
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Is it appropriate to ask for database design review here?

There's codereview stackexchange to ask to get.. well your code reviewed :D. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be anything equivalent for database reviewing. Would it be appropriate to put ...
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Target for Hyperlinks in questions and comments

Is it possible to set the default target for hyperlinks provided in questions and comments to new window (target="_BLANK"). I don't know that this is done on SO or any other SE site, and could just ...
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I cannot see my details in the dba.stackexchange site also unable to post. Other stacks are fine [closed]

I'm not seeing my username at the top of the website and cannot post
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Can someone please explain to me why my question is unclear?

my question: Importing delimited files into SQL server The point of this question is to say that I do not want to specify the types and sizes for all the columns manaully. There are too many, and it ...
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Automatically add the versionless RDBMS tag when needed

In this meta post there was an apparent agreement on that we should have questions tagged not only with the actual version of the relevant RDBMS (like postgresql-9.1) but the versionless tag (here ...
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On link-only or link-mostly answers

As a community we can decide how we should handle link-only or link-mostly answers, possibly in a different way than SO does (and that is a constantly / moving / target / anyway). I'm not even clear ...
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Dealing with SQLServerPedia link-rot

Last week I posted a question on meta.SO about SQLServerPedia link rot. Essentially, all of the links we have here on dba.SE that point there are dead - they either go to a 404 page or the front page ...
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Possible bug in data

Can someone take a look at this question? I can honestly tell you that I do not recall ever answering this question. As well, per the comment, it has no relation to the question what so ever.
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Should there be an entity-relationship tag?

In the last few months, more and more database-design questions have been migrated over here to dba. There is an entity-relationship tag over in SO. It's widely used, and I think usefully so. ...
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Preference setting for being notified of unanswered questions

I happen to just look at my profile page and check the questions I have asked in the past. I usually try to do this every so often to make sure I don't leave any questions I have asked with no marked ...
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No comment option?

A few minutes ago I visited this question on the main site: How to design index for faster deletes Link as it appears in my browser (IE8). I could not for the life of me see a comment option to ask ...
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Can we have an Off-Topic > Belongs on StackOverflow option?

I'd like for our users to have the ability to vote to close as off-topic > belongs on Stack Overflow. Almost all of our migrations have gone there and, unfortunately, the current process is confusing. ...
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Floating dialogs get clipped and appear way off-center

When I vote to close one of my own questions here on dba.SE meta, or on dba.SE, the dialog is off-center and clipped. This does not happen on our main site or on any other site in the network as far ...
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Action line spreads across two lines when too much going on

Pretty simple, mods see disruptive line breaks when we view a question that has been edited, has a pending suggested edit, and has at least one vote to close. The result is the vote to close count is ...
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Minor clipping on expanded vote counts

The answer to (How to make trigger code execute only for a specific application?) demonstrate some clipping that is occurring when you expand vote counts. The following shows two shots at actual size, ...
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How do I handle multiple correct, yet distinctly different answers?

I recently asked a question [1] that has multiple correct answers, each with their own pros and cons. Nick's answer uses recursive CTE's to provide the solution as efficiently as possible, but ...
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A request for elaboration when migrating SO questions

As is discussed regularly in the heap, there seems to be a steady decline in the overall quality of questions on StackOverflow. I am nervous that this symptom will bleed into our site, and to prevent ...
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What should our list of off-topic close reasons be?

Close reasons are changing, as well as the sub-reasons for off-topic. We should probably try to avoid falling behind. This post borrows quite heavily from this post on meta.robotics (which borrowed ...
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Newbie Questions

Over the years (2 years, actually), I have seen many posts where the asker introduces himself/herself as a newbie. Some questions are blantantly easily, others more profound. In either case, here is ...
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Notifications about new answers or comments doesn't work

Today (one hour ago) I posted a question: History from SQL Agent Jobs (SQL Server 2005) All notifications about new answer(s)/comments were accessible only when I checked my question on the Database ...
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Badge for elected Moderators

I think an elected Moderator should have a badge for getting elected. That way past moderators will be esteemed for their contribution. Come to think of it - if there are badges for ...
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2013 Moderator Election Results

Database Administrators' third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for ...
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Should there be a tag for classroom help?

I get the feeling that a good number of questions on the site from new or middling users relate to classroom assignments, and never get a good answer, because all the answers deal with real world and ...

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