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Can administrators seed DBA with more tags?

I asked this question Does Postgres have a function for converting text into ASCII escaped or HTML escaped text? and was looking to add tags such as conversion, escape, translate, html, ascii and ...
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Can we create a tag for postgres-9.3?

There should be a postgres-9.3 tag for tagging questions, right?
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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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Update of FAQ question “How do I ask a good question”

I am referring to the differences in the FAQ question "How do I ask a good question?" I just saw someone reference the SO version of this FAQ in a question on DBA.SE. I don't know how the FAQ links ...
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New Reason for Rejecting Edits

Question : Selecting data from multiple rows and insert it into a column. @LenHart posted an answer Someone else tried to add to his answer with this edit Edit: The T-SQL (SQL Server) syntax uses ...
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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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(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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Is a tag that is *operating system* specific useful?

For instance, db2-luw referring to DB2 for Linux, Unix, or Windows as opposed to just db2 ? Also, when approving tag wiki edits, it would be great to be able to see proposed edits made against both ...
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Questions Sort by Date

I review my questions and answers regularly, but I'd like to see the list in a more efficient manner. Can DB unanswered questions be sorted by date descending?
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Can the color scheme for similar questions be changed?

Can the orange on yellow color scheme for matching/similar questions be changed. The contrast between the two colors is low. I see a similar question Which color to chose for the dba.exchange site? ...
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Target for Hyperlinks in questions and comments

Is it possible to set the default target for hyperlinks provided in questions and comments to new window (target="_BLANK"). I don't know that this is done on SO or any other SE site, and could just ...
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Automatically add the versionless RDBMS tag when needed

In this meta post there was an apparent agreement on that we should have questions tagged not only with the actual version of the relevant RDBMS (like postgresql-9.1) but the versionless tag (here ...
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Preference setting for being notified of unanswered questions

I happen to just look at my profile page and check the questions I have asked in the past. I usually try to do this every so often to make sure I don't leave any questions I have asked with no marked ...
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Can we have an Off-Topic > Belongs on StackOverflow option?

I'd like for our users to have the ability to vote to close as off-topic > belongs on Stack Overflow. Almost all of our migrations have gone there and, unfortunately, the current process is confusing. ...
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Should there be a tag for classroom help?

I get the feeling that a good number of questions on the site from new or middling users relate to classroom assignments, and never get a good answer, because all the answers deal with real world and ...
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Visited links in our meta are almost invisible

Quick, spot the link in this paragraph: I understand that meta is supposed to be muted, but I think the brown for visited links is at least a shade too dark. Surely now that I've told you there's a ...
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Please can we have markdown tables on dba.se

Several sites have MathJax enabled, so there is obviously some room for site-specific markdown. Therefore please can we have markdown tables here on dba.se? There is an open feature-request for this ...
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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 ...
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Adding tag for connection-string

Is there a reason for this tag to be missing? Am I wrong to assume that connection strings are on-topic here?
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Skip “There are no items for you to review” page

The Review page lists multiple review categories and the number of entries awaiting review. Selecting any category shows all the reviewable entries in the category and then displays a page with the ...
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Chat and the SE toolbar

I quite often spend plenty of time in chat without ever navigating back to DBA.se. Is there any way of making the Stack Exchange toolbar (as it appears on DBA.se) appear at the top of the chat page ...
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How to add a tag? QBE (with it being a synonym for query-by-example) in this case

Can someone add the tag(s) "qbe" and/or "query-by-example" and, if adding both, make one the synonym of the other (not sure which order, but I'm sure there's a practice for it)?
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Method to ping a user about a question I think they know the answer to, within the site

This may be an overall site-design question, re: all the SE sites. I have a pal that spends more time on SO, but stops over here occasionally. I see lots of questions on DBA.se that I may not know ...
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Can someone add the tag “ontology”?

I'm wanting to ask some questions dealing with ontological data models. Can someone add the tag "ontology" to this site?
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Can we have <!— language-all: sql --> applied by default

I mean can we have <!-- language-all: sql --> applied by default to all posts where no highlighting is specified of course. I note this would make us different from the rest of SE [edit: or ...
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Can we get mullet.stackexchange.com aliased to dba.stackexchange.com? [closed]

In line with @gbn's status as an unofficial dba.se mascot, would it be possible to get mullet.stackexchange.com aliased to dba.stackexchange.com?
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Request for tag creation plus synonyms

Per discussion on this question, could we add the tags ibm-i, as400, ibm-midrange, and even system-i and make them all synonyms of iseries?
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Site iPhone styling

When dba.se is visited using Mobile Safari on the iPhone the site is rendered normally. However, when stackoverflow.com is visited the site presents itself in a cut-down way that is better suited to ...
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Highlight code SQL Style rather than Stackoverflow style

I ask Storing date as integer (numeric), what are the advantages here. Look at the code styling, it does not look that professional and easy to grasp. Vs on this site. Notice how the code is ...
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Request for tag creation

I'm asking if someone could consider the creation of the tag vacuum. It is an Postgresql operation and I think it would be well employed in this question
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Bronze of Reversal

Is there a Bronze version of the Reversal badge? All the other Gold badges have a bronze and silver equivalent, but not this one.
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Font style on this site is boring and not capturing eyes

Why this site's font style is not capturing the eyes or it is so blurred? Is that only me who detects or is it a common problem? Can't it look like the stackoverflow.com's font? at least visible. ...
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Should our FAQ draw a line for “DBA” SQL questions and “SO” SQL questions? Is there one?

Questions like this question and this list seem to cover it reasonably well but our FAQ really doesn't cover when I should be asking a DBA and when I should be asking a programmer; on occasiona I've ...
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Blacklist a tag please devs?

database is really rather pointless on our site. I would just as soon it was never used as a tag, but at the very least, won't you bulk-remove them so I don't have to bump 10 Qs on our slow frontpage? ...
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Can the comments get a text editor too?

when I make a comment all my sentences end up jammed together and I look like I have run-off-at-the-mouth-itis. The text editor for questions is sophisticated and easy to use...could it be available ...
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StackExchange PasteBin

Does StackExchange have or plan to have a place where users can upload large snippets of code, like PasteBin? Often I find great questions or answers that are a bit difficult to follow without ...
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Ignored Tags - Don't Disappear?

When I ignore a tag on database administrators stack exchange, it doesn't have the same effect as in other stack exchange sites (like stack overflow). Instead of just hiding the ignored tags' posts, ...
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Can the share on twitter linke automatically include #sqlhelp?

The SQL Twitter community has done a great job self organizing around the #sqlhelp hashtag. I think it makes sense to add this hashtag to the default text of the share this question on twitter link on ...
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Show the # of Qs asked by individuals besides on A51

Based on the conversation in the comments here: Improving our Stats is there a way to help us recognize who is contributing by asking questions? Often the experts that know the most answers often know ...
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Please enable SQL Language syntax highlighting

Does the SQL language hint not work on this site (perhaps because it is in beta)? I tried adding <!-- language: sql --> to a question, as per the meta information on language hints, but it ...
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Privilege levels for new Stack Exchanges

I notice that you need 4000 rep to edit tag wikis, but DBA is relatively new; I don't think we have anyone yet who can do this, so we are essentially wiki-less and may be for a few more months. There ...