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New Tag for SQL Server Installation

I cannot find specific tag ' SQL Server installation' however there is a tag 'Installation'. If we could create this tag it would be good for users to use this tag to specifically tell this is ...
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Encourage new/all posters to give DDL and DML?

When asking questions, shouldn't we encourage new (indeed all) posters to give DDL and DML rather than table descriptions and rows of data? I'll use a trivial example from MySQL. mysql> create ...
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I have a “big” database, what RDBMS/design should I use?

There are several instances of this type of question lurking around. The answers are invariably opinionated, irrelevant, and in some cases intentionally misrepresentative or just plain wrong. Should ...
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New tag for subtype-table-design?

I am proposing a tag to be named "subtype-table-design". This would collect questions relating to this aspect of database design. Questions about how to design a type-subtype situation come up from ...
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My reviewing of questions is declared “blatantly bad”; why, and how can I improve?

I've started seeing this strongly worded message recently when clicking the Review link: You have approved numerous edits or first posts that were blatantly bad and needed editing or should not ...
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How to deal with On hold flag?

I asked this question in the DBA SO. It was put on hold because it is too localized. I don't understand why is considered too localized. I am asking a generic question on how to pass parameters ...
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Is DBA the best place for questions related to SQL/DBA tools?

Are questions about configuring or using SQL/DBA tool, such as SQL Studio, SQL Developer, TOAD, or phpMyAdmin, best posted on DBA? If not, what is the best SE site for such? The kind of question I ...
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(SQL) Titles in caps lock

I am aware of "Whether we should be CAP COPs", however would like to ask for a special exception regarding titles. The reason for this is that for example right now on the entire SE network users see ...
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Should we allow, even encourage, “feature comparison style” questions?

The more specific the piece of technology one uses, the more difficult it is for someone without extensive knowledge of that piece of technology to make informed decisions as to how best to use it. ...
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Error occurred while submitting your question?

I have been trying to post a question in the Database Administrators Site for a while and each time I get the error: An error occurred submitting the question I am using IE10. Are there any ...
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Please merge sql-clr and clr

Both tags refer to the same thing. Also, sqlclr should be added as an alias. Apparently my messsage body is too short, so I shall write a few sentences upon the virtues os Aaron Bertrand and Paul ...
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Chat is notifying me incorrectly

I got several notifications from The Heap that should have targeted another user. The notification link to chat is: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/15284325?noredirect=1#15284325 ...
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Review queue oddness

There are currently 55 questions in the close queue on DBA.se - Many are old, and it all seems a bit weird that old questions now have 4 out of 5 close votes. http://dba.stackexchange.com/review Has ...
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Are Couchbase questions on topic?

I noticed that there was no tag for Couchbase and only a small number of questions mentioning it. So are Couchbase questions on-topic for this site - dba.SE (it which case it'd be lovely to get a ...
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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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