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Is it ok to ask which database fits your problem?

I'm looking at building a radio play style streaming music player. My biggest concern right now is figuring out which database paradigm will fit the problem of calculating the next song the best. ...
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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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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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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...
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Change the look?

Is there any wiggle room on us being able to change the look and feel of the main DBA site? It just seems a bit bland, and I think it's a bit hard on the eyes because there is no real contrast. I'm ...
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Subjectively speaking, is my question salvageable?

I wrote this this question, thinking it might be a good general question to get started. I ended up revising it massively with some good comments. I read the background on what makes a good ...
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Why is there not a way to unflag a post?

I flagged a post, but upon reflection, it should not have been flagged. Is there a way to "un"-flag a post? Shouldn't there be?
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Should the optimization tag be re-purposed away from “query optimization” and towards “general” system-level optimization?

optimization has this in the tag excerpt: In the context of a database, optimisation refers to the process of the query optimiser selecting an efficient physical execution plan. However, there ...
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Recommendation: Beginner needs to Regularly Post SQL Code for Troubleshooting. Where to?

I am doing an internship that requires me to learn how to use SQL within SAS to run queries. Since I have little experience, I will need to frequently post code in order to check it for efficiency as ...
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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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why is my question closed as unclear what you're asking?

I think my question is pretty clear I would like to Merge customer_id from table user to table cust where customers_firstname AND customers_name match And I attached two images In fact it was ...
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gut feelings in questions that may not have a clear answer

I just asked this question which may or may not have a clear answer, so at the end, I asked for "gut feelings" (or code smells, if that term translates to the database crowd), and then asked users to ...
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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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What should I do about an old question that I'm not interested in finding an answer for?

I posted the following question about a year ago: http://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/65818/db2-query-error-sql0204n-even-with-the-schema-defined It went unanswered and I have since stopped using ...
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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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Sometimes, an answer is just plain wrong. What to do?

Why "Begin Transaction" before "Insert Query" locks the entire table? The question above contains outright, no two ways about it, plain old factually incorrect answers. I've ...
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Should each RDBMS tag have a version number?

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 suggested tag synonyms be added to the “Review” queue?

It would be great if the suggested tag synonyms page: http://dba.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms?filter=suggested&tab=newest Where displayed in the standard "Review" queue: ...
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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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I'm not sure what was wrong with this flag

I flagged this question with the comment "impossible to answer". The flag was declined with the message: flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their ...
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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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Why do I not get alerts when questions get closed or deleted?

When people comment on or answer a question I post, I get notified via my "inbox". When people up/down vote my question, I get notified via my "achievements" box. Shouldn't I also get notified if a ...
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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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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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Sites reproducing content without attribution

There are sites out there reproducing DBA.se content without attribution. http://www.faqssys.info/sqlplus-default-define-settings/ for example. Do we need to report these, so they can be dealt with, ...
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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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Should sqlcmd and sqlcmd-mode be separate tags?

I feel like question relating to sqlcmd.exe, (ie command line tags, setting other editors, using with third party terminal enhancements) belong in a separate category than those related to "SQLCMD ...
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SQL Snippets on DBA.SE?

Stack Snippets arrived on SO last September and they are great - I love this demo which shows off what you can do with them. They basically bring a subset of JSFiddle into the site, and something ...
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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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DBA Stackexchange bug

Looked in the help section to figure out where to post a bug report, it's minor but still. The candle icon for "Achievements" has a bug at least for my account where there is +12 rep for Stack ...
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Figures/Images not available

I searched the Help and the meta questions to see if this is something obvious. I've been reading several posts on the dba stackexchange and have so far come across 3 or 4 that have... Attachments? ...
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why is xml not displayed when I format is as code?

I copied some xml to an answer, and I formatted it as code, but it hides everything between the < and > braces. Answer is here. What did I do wrong?
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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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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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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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Reduced Advertising privilege on DBA.SE

This site currently carries ads for SolarWinds, both full-width banners (shown below) and sidebar ads. According to Shog9, full-width ads should be disabled for users with 200+ reputation, like it ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I ask a question about ODBC driver and license?

I want to ask a question about whether a license is required to use an ODBC driver, but I don't know whether it is on topic or not. The question I'm meant to ask is: We have a product that uses ...
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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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