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Can't collect Critic badge

Is it normal that it can take some time to receive a badge? I have down-voted a question and normally you collect the Critic badge. So far the badge hasn't been awarded.
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How can comments disappear?

I wrote a comment to this question that helped user to find out why the error will be raised. The user answered with a comment and I get a notification. Now I cannot see my comment nor can I see his ...
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is there a place to request feedback for analysis I've already done on a complex issue

I've had a complex issue involving strange wait types, VM ware, deadlocks,existing code and more. I've done in depth analysis and I think I've figured it out based on a ton of research. I'd like ...
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Which site is best for code reviews of queries?

Imagine a junior database developer / DBA that may not have an avenue to get their SQL code reviewed for best practices and such as they are learning the ropes. There is of course the Code Review ...
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Editing a question to add a tag for RDBMS after the question has an answer

In the short time that I've been a member of the community I've noticed that the OP sometimes doesn't tag their question with the RDBMS (go figure :)). Community members often ask for this ...
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Should DBA be the primary phpMyAdmin usage support channel?

The phpMyAdmin support page points to stackoverflow.com and serverfault.com as the sole (non-bug related) support mechanism: Getting support Effective September 1st, 2013, support for ...
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2015 Moderator Election Results

Database Administrators' fourth 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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Why is dba.stackexchange so…welcoming?

Perhaps this is but my first impression of DBA, but it's surely a pleasant one. I recently asked a fairly basic question about Postgres's indexing abilities. I was greeted with AMAZINGLY cordial and ...
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Why is RDBMS Type not a required field on this exchange?

I haven't been on this stack very long but there seems to be a consistent issue of people not listing their RDBMS platform. Makes answers difficult or irrelevant if submitted. Seems like we need some ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Should [database-restore] be a synonym of [restore]?

The tag restore has 461 questions. The tag database-restore has 54 questions but no wiki or excerpt. Furthermore, database-restoring is synonymized into restore. I can't imagine any reason for ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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 ...
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Is it ok to ask which database fits your problem?

I'm looking at building a radio play style streaming music player. My biggest concern right now is figuring out which database paradigm will fit the problem of calculating the next song the best. ...
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Why is there not a way to unflag a post?

I flagged a post, but upon reflection, it should not have been flagged. Is there a way to "un"-flag a post? Shouldn't there be?
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Subjectively speaking, is my question salvageable?

I wrote this this question, thinking it might be a good general question to get started. I ended up revising it massively with some good comments. I read the background on what makes a good ...
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Recommendation: Beginner needs to Regularly Post SQL Code for Troubleshooting. Where to?

I am doing an internship that requires me to learn how to use SQL within SAS to run queries. Since I have little experience, I will need to frequently post code in order to check it for efficiency as ...
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Can we be allowed to choose a suitable forum if DBA.SE is not suitable?

I recently voted to close this post. I wanted to specify that it was off-topic and that it belonged on another StackExchange site (in this case, Information Security). However, I was only allowed the ...
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Should the optimization tag be re-purposed away from “query optimization” and towards “general” system-level optimization?

optimization has this in the tag excerpt: In the context of a database, optimisation refers to the process of the query optimiser selecting an efficient physical execution plan. However, there ...
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why is my question closed as unclear what you're asking?

I think my question is pretty clear I would like to Merge customer_id from table user to table cust where customers_firstname AND customers_name match And I attached two images In fact it was ...
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gut feelings in questions that may not have a clear answer

I just asked this question which may or may not have a clear answer, so at the end, I asked for "gut feelings" (or code smells, if that term translates to the database crowd), and then asked users to ...
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Questions with no “marked” answer used to close others as duplicate

I understand the rules around what constitutes a duplicate question. My question is in regard to use of marking a specific question as duplicate, and the question selected as duplicate does not have ...
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What should I do about an old question that I'm not interested in finding an answer for?

I posted the following question about a year ago: http://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/65818/db2-query-error-sql0204n-even-with-the-schema-defined It went unanswered and I have since stopped using ...
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Should each RDBMS tag have a version number? [duplicate]

We have RDBMS tags such as mysql and sql-server but should we only allow tags like this with the version appended? sql-server-2000 mysql-5.6 The reason I bring this up is the features and behavior of ...
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Can suggested tag synonyms be added to the “Review” queue?

It would be great if the suggested tag synonyms page: http://dba.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms?filter=suggested&tab=newest Where displayed in the standard "Review" queue: ...
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Is the [sql] tag useful for DBA.SE?

Both DBA.SE and Stack Overflow suffer from a similar problem, when users post sql related questions there is a tendency to solely tag the question with sql but exclude the RDBMS. This is great if ...
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May I ask a difference between a database specific term and a technology generic term?

I have a persistent doubt about the difference of data warehousing and data archiving, but I fear being downvoted to hell by posting this in DBA. Is it ok, or is it off-topic?
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Can Model-specific questions be asked here?

I'm working on a personal project and having a difficult time working out the model to develop the database for it. I was going to just ask my question here when I realized that it might considered ...
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Is this question a better fit for SO?

I always struggle on deciding if a question is a good fit for here or for it would be better in SO. Is this question a good fit for SE.DA or It would be better if post it in SO? After reading the ...
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I'm not sure what was wrong with this flag

I flagged this question with the comment "impossible to answer". The flag was declined with the message: flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their ...
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Do Solr configuration questions belong on DBA?

Are questions related to configuring Apache Solr on topic at DBA? By sheer number of questions, I'm uncertain. DBA has 1 question tagged for solr, Server Fault has ~150, and Stack Overflow has ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

Recently, a question that I answered was voted off-topic. I would like a clarification why exactly is this off-topic? I think the question was relevant to this site. It might not have an exact ...
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Why do I not get alerts when questions get closed or deleted?

When people comment on or answer a question I post, I get notified via my "inbox". When people up/down vote my question, I get notified via my "achievements" box. Shouldn't I also get notified if a ...
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Questions about how to choose proper hardware

I asked this question here. Which is put on hold for asking for a product. But really (as seen in the last line), I'm asking how to choose. How can I edit this question to make it acceptable?
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Sites reproducing content without attribution

There are sites out there reproducing DBA.se content without attribution. http://www.faqssys.info/sqlplus-default-define-settings/ for example. Do we need to report these, so they can be dealt with, ...
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Site Design Updates

As you can see, the DBA community site got a slight design update today. We have moved the site's CSS to a newly refactored LESS system, so it's easier for us to fix SE network CSS bugs globally in ...
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I have the answer, but what was the question?

I have a little solution that I want to share with today's DBAs but I'm really uncertain that the problem it solves is still of interest to anyone. for some reason, the "answer your own question" ...
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Why was this clear question downvoted?

How to clone a user in SQL Server 2008 R2? I don't notice any votes to close it, and it has a helpful answer with +7 but the question is sitting at -4. I couldn't find any similar questions with a ...
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Should sqlcmd and sqlcmd-mode be separate tags?

I feel like question relating to sqlcmd.exe, (ie command line tags, setting other editors, using with third party terminal enhancements) belong in a separate category than those related to "SQLCMD ...
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Figures/Images not available

I searched the Help and the meta questions to see if this is something obvious. I've been reading several posts on the dba stackexchange and have so far come across 3 or 4 that have... Attachments? ...
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DBA Stackexchange bug

Looked in the help section to figure out where to post a bug report, it's minor but still. The candle icon for "Achievements" has a bug at least for my account where there is +12 rep for Stack ...
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why is xml not displayed when I format is as code?

I copied some xml to an answer, and I formatted it as code, but it hides everything between the < and > braces. Answer is here. What did I do wrong?
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Reduced Advertising privilege on DBA.SE

This site currently carries ads for SolarWinds, both full-width banners (shown below) and sidebar ads. According to Shog9, full-width ads should be disabled for users with 200+ reputation, like it ...
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Is this question really a duplicate?

I asked this question How to use insert and select simultaneously? This question clearly asks for getting the id value after a row is inserted and it was closed for duplicate of this question How to ...
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SQL Snippets on DBA.SE?

Stack Snippets arrived on SO last September and they are great - I love this demo which shows off what you can do with them. They basically bring a subset of JSFiddle into the site, and something ...
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Rename sql-azure tag

Proposing sql-azure be renamed to azure-sql-database There are two quite separate relational database products from Microsoft: Azure SQL Database (the target of this tag) SQL Server Confusion may ...
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I propose we add a Vote-to-Close reason to handle licensing questions

I would propose the following wording, or some variation there-of: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about licensing. Questions on licensing should be referred to the vendor, ...
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Experimenting with top user ticker overlay feeds in The Heap

I made a feature-request on M.SE which met with a mixed reception - guarded interest plus virulent opposition. Basically I was suggesting having an overlay ticker-feed of activity on the main site of ...
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Can I ask a question about ODBC driver and license?

I want to ask a question about whether a license is required to use an ODBC driver, but I don't know whether it is on topic or not. The question I'm meant to ask is: We have a product that uses ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...

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