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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make postgres a synonym of postgresql

Make postgres a synonym of postgresql.
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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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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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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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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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Meta tags related to tagging need to be merged

Here on meta we have tag, tags, tagging, retagging, and a whole bunch of other, similar tags (search for 'tag') that should be merged into one, preferably tagging.
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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?