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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are licensing questions within our scope?

I noticed Server Fault preemptively posted a dummy question explaining that they don't give licensing advice, as you really need to figure out licensing with the company granting the license. They use ...
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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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What Constitutes Proper Editing of Questions and Answers?

Many times I look over some questions and answers and see the following scenarios: Places where spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and format could be improved. Tags that are synonyms only. ...
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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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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 - 2014 [duplicate]

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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Closed as Too Localized

The Too Localized reason for closing a question seems to general. I'm still not sure why my question was closed: Database Implementations of ORDER BY in a Subquery Too localized - this could be ...
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Why are you rejecting this Edit - Changed

I seem to recall that the options for rejecting an edit included "Too minor" or something similar. Just wondering about the reasoning behind taking that option off? Current options show as:
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Improving my answer after it's been accepted

If my answer is accepted and then someone else adds an answer that isn't as good but has a few points that I didn't have should I add those points to my answer? Feels like I would be stealing their ...
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Question is on hold

My question was put on hold because it is unclear. I thought it could happen because I have little familiarity with the subject, probably use the wrong terminology etc. Could you tell me what is ...
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I've asked some questions on here, figured it out and I want to share my data. Where?

I see quite often (maybe because I am searching for it) people recommending Geonames for postal code data, etc. I've taken data from Geonames and a few other places and spent some time cleaning it up. ...
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There went something wrong when identifying duplicates

The question Need Query for th problem in oracle was identified as duplicate of Need query for the below problem. If one reads the title one can be almost sure it must be the same query but I am not ...
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How should long queries relevant to a question be handled?

Where a question concerns query performance, how should the query be included in the question if it is very long (tens or even hundred of lines)? On SO, code posted in a question should be whittled ...
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On topic-ness for questions covering publisher documents

In this question, What is the minimum required compatibility level to use parallel SELECT INTO in SQL Server 2014? the poster contends that the question is relevant because it is I'm ...
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Is question about improving database design on topic?

I was working on a creation of Informational System and had to create database that held large amount of data, with GUI that was responsible for edition/insertion/report building... Database was ...
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Synonym: table-partitioning -> partitioning

table-partitioning - 38 questions partitioning - 247 questions. Most questions tagged table-partitioning are also tagged partitioning. The current wiki excerpt for partitioning is: "Splitting a ...
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Duplicate caused by Migration

A question was asked both here and at SO. The one at SO got a response, then got migrated here. Now there are two duplicates here, with answers on both of them. I deleted my answer from one of ...
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Is there (or could there be) a mechanism to watch threads/questions?

Is there a mechanism to watch threads (and I don't just mean those that one has started)? For example, I might find a thread in which I'd be interested but don't know enough about to contribute? In ...
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handling of an unanswered question

The question Find active values of SQLNET.ORA parameters on server received 0 upvotes and the OP issued a bounty of value 50 but no one answered. Therefore the OP posted an answer where he stated that ...
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Why recycle posts for people who aren't interested?

This post reappeared on dba.stackexchange a few minutes ago (01:20 UTC), but the person who asked the original question hasn't visited the site for almost 9 months. Why should questions by people ...
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New tag called “subtypes”?

Note: the "subtypes" tag has been created. Now let's see if it gets used. Revised proposal at end. I am proposing a tag to be named "subtype-table-design". This would collect questions relating to ...
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MSSQL vs SQL Server

I just had one of my questions edited, changing instances of MSSQL to SQL Server in the text. I don't have a problem with this, I just wanted to check what the consensus was on the use of 'MSSQL' to ...
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Remove tag [tag:access] and blacklist it

The tag access has no description and I've seen it used in at least three different contexts: Microsoft Access, but there's already a tag ms-access for this. privileges a user has on an object, but ...
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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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Question locking prevented answering

I answered this question about 10 minutes after it was posted (I remember seeing that it had been posted 8 minutes ago when I loaded it the first time). But my post was rejected because it had been ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What should our list of off-topic close reasons be?

Close reasons are changing, as well as the sub-reasons for off-topic. We should probably try to avoid falling behind. This post borrows quite heavily from this post on meta.robotics (which borrowed ...
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2013 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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Can We / Should We Strongly Encourage Users to Specify RDBMS on the “Ask” page?

More than most other sites, the majority of our questions require a specific piece of information: What RDBMS and what version is the asker using? If it's possible, would it be a benefit to add ...