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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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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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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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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
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Synonyms and Redundant Tags

Post synonyms and redundant tags here (one tag set per answer) for us to ponder and potentially edit out of existence.
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When should the ‘rdbms’ tag be applied?

I would assume that the rdbms tag is easily assumed for just about every question on dba.stackexchange.com. For those questions specifically about non-relational DBMSen, the non-relational tag can be ...
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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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What on earth happened to Max Vernon's bow tie?

I miss this picture; where did it go? I mean, the new one is good too, but it's not the old one, you know?
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What is the purpose of requiring 2 separate edit approvals when the first approver is a trusted, high-rep, user?

When high-rep users see a suggested edit, why can they not simply approve it? I can make any change I like to questions and answers, but cannot simply approve someone else's edit? Any reason for ...
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canned responses for “leave a comment”

see e.g.: How do I change the schema of PostgreSQL to work into R? I clearly stated in my "answer" that I intended to leave it as a comment to their post, but could not because of SE's minimum rep ...
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Where can I ask about how to handle certain load?

I have asked a question about how to handle a certain load with Postgresql, including an accurate description of the table and numbers about the expected load but it was voted as off-topic. Is there ...
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Should I have posted at CodeReview instead?

The dba thread in question: Access (Jet) SQL: DateTime stamps in TableB flanking each DateTime stamp in TableA I believe with the status of my code as it now stands, my question may be better suited ...
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someone votes down against my question - should I do something about it?

One of these days I have posted the following question: Unable to create a Filtered Index on a Computed Column which someone decided to downvote. I had a look at the question, and I cannot find ...
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Privileges vs Permissions

I might be missing a fundamental difference between the two, but shouldn't the tag Privileges be a synonym of the tag Permissions? (Click either tag above to view their info/about page) ...
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IBM i (as/400) clarifications [closed]

Can we make the tag ibm-midrange and iseries the alias? iSeries is a decade old, but autocorrect in the tag field suggests it.. Also, should there be a DB2-fo-IBM-i tag for issue that are specific to ...
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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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Can I Ask About Networking Specifications Related To a Database Setup?

Background In a datacenter rack I want to dedicate 10Us for DB that an app connects to directly and another 10 for backup purposes. For security purposes, the IP addresses for those backup servers ...
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Misunderstood question closed and locked

The question was about "why use the index for a SELECT *" and it turns out that the primary key is a clustered index, so reading from a covering index is faster. You lot locked onto "there's no order ...
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Should “thanks” and “welcome” comments be removed as “too chatty”?

I often see comments along the following lines: Thanks! You're welcome. :) This is great! In person, I appreciate these aspects of common courtesy. On Stack Exchange, they are considered ...
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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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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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Remove tag alias indexed-view for materialized-view

The tag indexed-view is an alias for materialized-view. Which means when posting a question regarding an Oracle materialized view this will be tagged with a tag that refers to a SQL Server technology. ...
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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 [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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Should there be a data-modeling tag?

I looked at the tags, and noticed that there is no tag for data modeling. Before I try to add one, (assuming that I can) I'd like to find out whether the community has already thought about such a ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...