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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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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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Should we tag with all terms in a tree?

I've noticed a couple of questions that have all of the tags: oracle oracle-11g oracle-11g-r2 Ideally, the tagging would support hierarchies, and know that 'oracle' is a broader term of ...
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Is the homework tag deprecated on DBA.SE?

As the homework tag is officially deprecated on SO, the question arises whether we should follow suit here, on DBA.SE. So, should we?
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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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when should the “SQL” tag be used?

It looks like the SQL tag is used incorrectly for some questions. Should it only be used when the question is really about SQL? Or is it OK to ask it for a question like: ...
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Tag Cleanup - Vote for the following proposed tag changes

There are several proposed tags changes lingering about here on meta. I thought I'd capture them all here, each one as a separate answer, and let people vote on them. Awaiting Review make ...
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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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Should we have a tag for MDX? Where do MDX questions belong?

I answered a question today on Stackoverflow that was migrated to DBA.SE. I took a look at the FAQ and see that BI and Data Warehousing are on topic, but basic SQL is not. The question is basic MDX, ...
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No informix tag?

Just asked an informix question here, couldn't tag it as such since the tag doesn't exist (and I don't have enough reputation to create it). Granted, there aren't many Informix questions here, but I ...
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Product-specific questions that could be general

There are a number of questions appearing that are tagged to some specific RDBMS product even though they could be applicable generally. The answers that are voted up or accepted are then usually the ...
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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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Make sql-developer a synonym of oracle-sql-developer

Make sql-developer a synonym of oracle-sql-developer. "sql-developer" is ambiguous and people have tagged general development questions with that in the past. Asking here instead of in the Tag ...
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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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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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How should NoSQL questions for specific engines be Tagged

I figure we would want to create the various nosql tags, (eg 'neo4j' from this question: Neo4j -- amount of data per node) This raised the question on how it should be tagged. Should they be tagged ...
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Should we use the ETL tag narrowly or broadly?

I retagged this (closed) question with etl assuming the tag should cover all (non-SQL) aspects of getting all sorts of data into an RDBMS. There is also this question—the only one tagged data-import ...
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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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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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Tagging of query tuning questions

This question made me think of a new tag for 'query-optimization' or 'query-tuning'. However it was pointed out that this type of tag might be a duplicate for other SE sites. To me, it seems 'query' ...
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Oracle-RAC and RAC Tags

There are questions tagged Oracle-RAC and others tagged RAC. They are both about Oracle Real Application Clusters, so it seems that one should be merged into the other and perhaps a synonym created.
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How do we promote specific databases (or tag areas) here?

I see a TON of questions and answers for SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL, and even Postgres. I do not see a lot of traffic on DB2. I'm sure some of that has to do with demographics and cost and what not. And ...
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Newbie Questions

Over the years (2 years, actually), I have seen many posts where the asker introduces himself/herself as a newbie. Some questions are blantantly easily, others more profound. In either case, here is ...
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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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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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Rename sql-azure tag

Proposing sql-azure be renamed to azure-sql-database There are two quite separate relational database products from Microsoft: Azure SQL Database (the target of this tag) SQL Server Confusion may ...
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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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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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Frequently misused tags - list here

Apropos of this conversation, I'd like to start up a list of frequently mis-applied tags (e.g. schema being used for data modelling questions that should be tagged database-design). Could we please ...
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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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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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Should there be an entity-relationship tag?

In the last few months, more and more database-design questions have been migrated over here to dba. There is an entity-relationship tag over in SO. It's widely used, and I think usefully so. ...
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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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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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Oracle database questions tagging

I've noticed oracle11gr2 on question Can a Wallet be used with SQL Developer? How?, and probably there will appear the like. Does it make sense to have tag synonyms so that the following tags will ...
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Should questions be marked with contraindicated tags?

Should a question be marked with a tag such as database-mirroring if the OP identifies that mirroring doesn't apply? For reference, see this question which has 3 tags about tech the OP has identified ...
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Syntax highlighting problems

In followup to Please enable SQL Language syntax highlighting if you find a tag that needs syntax highlighting and it doesn't have it, or if you have cases where the syntax highlighting is unusual, ...
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Should a tag ever be an adjective?

Do you understand hierachical? How about relational? It sounds like unhelpful marketing speak. All our tags should be nouns. Any tags that are not nouns should be renamed as such. Do you agree?
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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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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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Appropriate use of the 'query-help' tag

Would you tag a question as query or query-help or both when asking for help debugging a query? Example question here
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Sets of Tag Taxonomies

Let's develop a set of tag taxonomies here to start looking at tag guidelines. One ontology per answer
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New tag for Oracle Database Appliance?

I have recently created a couple of questions related to the Oracle Database Appliance, and think it would be nice with a related tag. I don't yet have enough reputation to create new tags, but ...
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What is the right thing to do to stop tag proliferation

For example this recent question uses the tag oracle-11 instead of oracle-11g. Should I just change the tag and delete oracle-11? Also should I change tags like oracle-11xe to improve consistancy (eg ...
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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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Make postgres a synonym of postgresql

Make postgres a synonym of postgresql.
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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 ...
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Should each RDBMS tag have a version number? [duplicate]

We have RDBMS tags such as mysql and sql-server but should we only allow tags like this with the version appended? sql-server-2000 mysql-5.6 The reason I bring this up is the features and behavior of ...
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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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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