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Documentation beta

I see that the Documentation Beta is now live. Is this going to get pushed to DBA.se at any point, or is it going to only live on Stack Overflow?
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Why are there so many database questions in StackOverflow and when should they be posted here instead?

This is a pretty straightforward meta question (I hope). Why are there so many database questions in StackOverflow and when should they be posted here instead? What is the criteria for when it goes ...
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'database-agnostic' tag should be 'dbms-agnostic'

I had a recent question tagged with database-agnostic and I thought, that's strange, couldn't most questions be similarly tagged? Put another way, wouldn't a question about a specific database be off-...
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What constitutes a SQL question? When to tag SQL and when to tag something else?

The question has already arisen (imagine that) and at some point we'll need a faq-like to answer this question, but this is not the FAQ on SQL or on DBA.SE and so we'll start here and we'll make a new ...
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Is MS Access on-topic?

I thought about asking a question regarding triggers in MS Access but wasn't sure if that belonged here or not.
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What is our stance on questions asking about a program in beta version?

What is our stance on questions asking about a program in beta version? Are they on-topic or off-topic?
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Why was that question about a database administration GUI closed?

I wonder why the following question got closed: How can I disable the fade in and fade out effects in pgAdmin 4 when opening windows? Aren't questions about database administration GUI on-topic here? ...
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Why was my “not an answer” flag declined? The “answer” amounts to “thanks”

Here's the link to the answer in question. The first phrase is literally Thank you for the tip, this is exactly what I was looking for. The second phrase contains a code fragment that does not ...
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If an answer has more upvotes than my chosen answer should I change my chosen answer for the sake of readers in the future?

I have a question HERE which has more up-votes for an answer I have not chosen than the answer I have. What I want to know is if an answer has more up-votes than my chosen answer should I change my ...
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Should we change the formatting of backtick markdown elements?

At the moment, backtick markdown elements are rendered with a grey background. This can get a little jarring when used frequently, for example: I have a table Widgets with columns, WidgetID, Name, ...
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Link to chat discussion gives 404 after undeleting the room

It looks like Paul White cleaned up (deleted) some comments on my old question, replacing them with a link to the old chat. The link to the chat discussion looks reasonable: http://chat.stackexchange....
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Why do I want follow different communities in StackExchange

For my curiosity, I found StackExchange Database Administrators has groups or communities such as Database Administrators and Database Administrators Meta. What is the difference between both ...
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how to start a chat?

Sometimes, when I post a question, someone might come and post a comment, that does not necessarily belong to the context. I would like then, to reply in a chat room, rather than another comment. ...
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Should I flag these two very low quality questions with the same template from two different users?

Today I saw these two questions. They are IMHO very low quality/effort ones, but may be "fixed" with a few comments and right response from OPs. But looking at them together, they are two variants of ...
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Why is my question being flagged so much?

My question doesn't see terrible to me at all and I would think that I could get a few really good answers that are different but not so many that it would be like this one. What makes my question ...
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Data Analyst Questions

From what I've seen, this site seems to be all about data, but there's a stigmata about asking questions not directly related to administration of those databases. The on-topic help page mentions ...
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Is it acceptable to link to a specific question that I think should be flagged?

I have been down voted a couple times for asking a broad question that I think is fine--a few times, so I keep going back to make changes until it's a better question. I'm bringing that up to point ...
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Are two answers by a single person on one question A Good Thing™?

I know there is an "official" StackExchange meta-post already concerning this question, however I think it would be suitable to have our own post that reflects our position. This really excellent ...
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Is this plagiarism?

I had asked this question on http://programmers.stackexchange.com about a month ago about NULL causing database problems. Today I saw a very similar question here which was asked just 2 days ago(It ...
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Do we need LaTeX here?

I am quite new here, I noticed that there is not LaTeX here in Database Administrators, is there any reason for that? or maybe it will be better if we could use LaTeX. e.g to write stuff like that (...
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Question about Marking Duplicate Questions

I answered a question Dec 16, 2011 : How do you mysqldump specific table(s)? Then, on Feb 20, 2013, I answered Any option for mysqldump to ignore databases for backup? I just noticed that the older ...
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Why was question closed without any consideration around the content?

Server responds with empty packet during session negotiation resulting in client giving a malformed packet error I laid out clear terms as to what was going on, suggesting it was likely a ...
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Would question about database recommendation be on topic?

I am developing desktop application that will need a database. App will only run on Windows. My problem comes from not being able to afford SQL Server Enterprise Edition, and Express Edition has ...
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Why was a MySQL question migrated?

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36433975/can-i-accurately-unserialize-data-just-using-mysql Just trying to figure out why this was migrated? I only want to use database functions to do the task. ...
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Why are users correcting my British English answers to the American spelling?

Why are users accepting revisions to old answers, where the revision is simply converting my British spelling to the American spelling? Is there a rule where the spelling of answers has to be in "...
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Should the [startup] tag go away?

For me, this tag is unhelpful. http://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/startup
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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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Possible to Optimize Based on DB Structure Only - No Data

There are some queries in my MySQL DB that seems to take a bit of time to execute. As the data is somewhat sensitive, it is not possible for me to share it with outsiders. However, I do need ...
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What kind of DB diagram is the menu at the top of the page?

the menu at the top of the page looks like a database diagram. It isn't crows foot, so what is it? It kind of looks like the way I map my queries out...but I use a combination of the UML and the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Part of this comment unreasonable?

Apparently, my question is bad. I got this comment explaining why: @Mirabilis Please edit your question to clarify it and respond to the comments you have received so far. The question is tagged ...
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Tag for Ola Hallengren's scripts?

While I have enough rep to create a new tag, I figured this one was worth asking the community about first before creating it. There are plenty of questions regarding Ola Hallengren's solution for ...
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Merge crosstab tag into pivot

pivot has 131 questions and crosstab has 12. Are the two tags similar enough to be merged? Or is there any important difference between the two from a tagging perspective? If you think the tags ...
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Are “certification” questions considered off-topic for dba.se?

Are questions about the following considered off-topic? How do I get certified for [xyz] What are the necessary course requirements to become an [xyz] How to validate and upgrade my knowledge of [...
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Is it appropriate to ask for tips on data architecture here?

I'm working on a personal project that will require a database to track religions, gods, mythologies, and sacred texts. I've been struggling with what would be best practices for design and layout of ...
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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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SQL Server AG Listener (tag)

As an example this question was edited and tagged with listener which refers to the Oracle Listener, not SQL Server. In that respect should a tag be created? This may be considered rare cases by ...
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Tagging for third party tools/scripts

I've noticed a recent retagging/tag creation push where Brent Ozar added tags to questions about scripts released/maintained by his consulting company. Is this appropriate behavior? If so should we ...
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Any chance the SO tab format can be implemented on DBA.SE

I actually like the way this was done on SO, any chance this can be implemented on DBA.SE as well?
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Are questions on preferring a db type, brand for some app tasks on topic?

Is it appropriate to ask questions on: what database types and specifically which vendors (brands) of databases should be preferred for use in some specific use cases occur in web applications that ...
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Adding tags based on my answer

This question came to me when answering this question. The question asks how to handle BCP errors. My answer was to call it from Powershell and use the error handling there. The question didn't ...
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A [hint] for a tag synonym

query-hints should probably be a synonym of hints (or the other way round?) But I currently lack the votes to suggest as synonyms.
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Where can I see a history of flags?

I got a warning that my flag had been rejected. I wanted to ask a question on meta about that, as after I had raised the flag that the "Answer" was not an answer, it was edited - which made it an ...
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Can i edit on-hold or closed questions with different subject to reopen?

I have questions which are closed or held. And i read 'How do I ask a good question?' tutorial for keep the rules. And i wanted to edit this questions to remove closed tags. I wonder that can i edit ...
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Relational vs. RDBMS vs. Relational-Theory

The relational tag has a description that seems very similar to the rdbms tag, but it seems to be used often in lieu of the relational-theory tag.* Relational short description: Category of ...
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Petition to unclose an adventureworks question

The question: Which version of AdventureWorks has a column called CustomerId on sales.vIndividualCustomer? It was closed as "too localized." Adventure Works is THE sample database for SQL Server. ...
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Comments of a question in Review Queue

It just caught my eye this morning that going through the Reopen Votes Queue that for a given question it just shows the question. I think the only queue that shows anything more than the question is ...
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I don't think the votes on my answer are merited

I assisted somebody with a problem in a chat session that went a lot further than just the question and I don't think my answer to the original question is all that great. The OP went on and asked ...
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Adjust tag for SQL Server LocalDB

Merge and keep sql-server-localdb since it indicates DBMS, less confusion unless other DBMS has similar editions: sql-localdb sql-server-localdb