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Remove the tag. Use and together instead.

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Remove . We already have .

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Neither of these are even needed, per-se. The whole point of posting a query is to get help, and at that point you should be identifying the platform. –  jcolebrand Sep 18 '11 at 15:53

Delete .

What's the point of it? Existing questions tagged with it should instead use or nothing at all.

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Delete . What's the point of that?

We already have (itself of questionable value).

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How about the and tags being renamed to as that was the official name announced at this morning's PASS Summit keynote.

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Sweet. I think denali should be a synonym, sql-server-2011 renamed. –  Nick Chammas Oct 12 '11 at 19:08

Do something about .. First thought is synonym of

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Synonym of database-design? –  Nick Chammas Nov 17 '11 at 17:00

Delete and similar tags that add platform names to generic database concepts.

Questions relating to generic database concepts should be tagged separately with the platform and the operations. So, for example, should instead be and . Contrast this to , which is about a specific tool and so merits its own tag.

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pg-restore, rman and mysqldump are all "specific tools" AFAIK - is there something special about mysqldump that merits its own tag? –  Jack Douglas Sep 27 '11 at 20:05
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I don't know what is most pragmatic here but I think a single tag covering backup/restore/export/import and perhaps a seperate tag covering recovery would be cleanest. The Status Quo is not so bad though? –  Jack Douglas Sep 28 '11 at 11:45

Merge into .

I don't see the need for both, because while discussing one you will almost assuredly be discussing the other.

Thoughts?

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I prefer locking (a concept) over locks (a thing), but yeah I don't see the need for both. –  Nick Chammas Oct 29 '11 at 2:45
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The only reason I can see to use the locks tag, is if it is a very specific question over which type of lock to expect in a given scenario. These questions, in my mind, are encapsulated by the locking concept. –  Matt M Oct 30 '11 at 20:46

Rename to to distinguish it from Windows Azure and make it consistent with the tags for Microsoft's other products.

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Delete . What purpose does it serve?

If the question is about selecting a database platform then it should be tagged with .

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Alias to

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Delete .

We already have . Two of the three questions tagged are already tagged , and the third can easily be retagged as just .

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Delete . Not worthy of it's own tag. It was created solely for this question.

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Make a synonym of . The former was created for this question. The latter is older and is the correct term for the service.

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Delete

Seems a bit too specific to be helpful?

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Index and indexing tags should be merged.

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Remove . Any tag should refer to a product more specific than just the company that makes it.

As suggested by gbn and implemented by COTW, could be merged with generic tag.

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Change to merge with vendor? –  ConcernedOfTunbridgeWells Feb 21 '12 at 14:42

Rename to and blacklist forcing explicit choice between and

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Rename to and blacklist to prevent abuse

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There are a lot of questions on SO tagged 'SQL'. I think it might be confusing to ban the tag, particularly if migrating questions from there. However, I think anything referring specifically to SQL Server should get re-tagged. –  ConcernedOfTunbridgeWells Dec 9 '11 at 9:45

Migrate to . I created the tag with the intention of making a synonym, but don't have the required score.

Since Percona Server is the Percona's (the company) database offering, I think the -server bit is of higher importance.

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transaction-logs as a synonym for logs or vice-versa. My preference would be for transaction-logs to be the canonical entry but logs has a lot more questions on the tag.

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We have and . Make one a synonym of the other.

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Convert to

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Remove and/or merge into

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Please make a synonym of .

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No, they're separate things. SQLCMD-MODE can refer to SSMS running SQLCMD scripts, but SQLCMD itself is a separate application. –  ConcernedOfTunbridgeWells Dec 9 '11 at 9:44

Merge ssis and ssis2008 and just use ssis. For version specific features, the sql version tag can be included.

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Though they technically mean different things, and should be made synonyms of one common tag (or maybe one be the synonym of the other).

Propose how exactly this should change in the comments to this answer.

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there are only 2 and 3 questions, respectively; this can probably stay as-is for a bit longer while we figure out the distinction –  Jeff Atwood Sep 18 '11 at 14:14
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Restore and Recover do not mean the same things. Recover means "omg that shit is gone" and restore means "i need the version from yesterday" –  jcolebrand Sep 18 '11 at 15:57
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@Nick they each deserve their own tag, as there is no "common" ground for the two. One is something we should all be prepared to do daily, the other is disaster recovery. –  jcolebrand Sep 18 '11 at 16:01
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@jcolebrand - OK, I'm with you on this. I'll edit the wikis for those two tags to stress the difference. –  Nick Chammas Sep 18 '11 at 16:10

Delete .

We already have and . In most cases can simply and aptly be replaced by .

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@JeffAtwood the data tag I agree with, however data-migration and migration can be two different things here. It's entirely possible that a person has questions about migrating an instance of an cloud server, for instance. Let's not be too haphazard with the renames. I told Nick to post it on meta to get discussion from the site's power users. –  jcolebrand Sep 18 '11 at 15:58

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