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Documentation beta

I see that the Documentation Beta is now live. Is this going to get pushed to DBA.se at any point, or is it going to only live on Stack Overflow?
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Why are there so many database questions in StackOverflow and when should they be posted here instead?

This is a pretty straightforward meta question (I hope). Why are there so many database questions in StackOverflow and when should they be posted here instead? What is the criteria for when it goes ...
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'database-agnostic' tag should be 'dbms-agnostic'

I had a recent question tagged with database-agnostic and I thought, that's strange, couldn't most questions be similarly tagged? Put another way, wouldn't a question about a specific database be off-...
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What constitutes a SQL question? When to tag SQL and when to tag something else?

The question has already arisen (imagine that) and at some point we'll need a faq-like to answer this question, but this is not the FAQ on SQL or on DBA.SE and so we'll start here and we'll make a new ...
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Is MS Access on-topic?

I thought about asking a question regarding triggers in MS Access but wasn't sure if that belonged here or not.
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Intermittent error while adding comment and voting questions on Stackexchange

This is basicaly something I am facing for couple of months. Sometimes when I try to add comment to a question or answer or try to vote question I get error An Error Occurred-Please Retry your ...
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What is our stance on questions asking about a program in beta version?

What is our stance on questions asking about a program in beta version? Are they on-topic or off-topic?
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Why was that question about a database administration GUI closed?

I wonder why the following question got closed: How can I disable the fade in and fade out effects in pgAdmin 4 when opening windows? Aren't questions about database administration GUI on-topic here? ...
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Why was my “not an answer” flag declined? The “answer” amounts to “thanks”

Here's the link to the answer in question. The first phrase is literally Thank you for the tip, this is exactly what I was looking for. The second phrase contains a code fragment that does not ...
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Tags request: rdf, sparql, owl, rdfs

When I search I find multiple questions containing "sparql" or other terms. Here is my request for creating following tags: rds, sparql, owl, rdfs - all related with graph databases, datasets and ...
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If an answer has more upvotes than my chosen answer should I change my chosen answer for the sake of readers in the future?

I have a question HERE which has more up-votes for an answer I have not chosen than the answer I have. What I want to know is if an answer has more up-votes than my chosen answer should I change my ...
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Should we change the formatting of backtick markdown elements?

At the moment, backtick markdown elements are rendered with a grey background. This can get a little jarring when used frequently, for example: I have a table Widgets with columns, WidgetID, Name, ...
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Remove the dash from [tag:big-table]

The tag big-table, per its description, refers to Google Bigtable (without a dash). Would it be possible to remove the dash? The current version appears to look like it's referring to "large [...
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Link to chat discussion gives 404 after undeleting the room

It looks like Paul White cleaned up (deleted) some comments on my old question, replacing them with a link to the old chat. The link to the chat discussion looks reasonable: http://chat.stackexchange....
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My score record refers to the topic which I didn't ask and didn't answer

Noticed my score was credited -1 due to downvote. Funny thing the record references the topic which I didn't ask and never answered. Bug or something? Topic: Splitting a large table
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Why do I want follow different communities in StackExchange

For my curiosity, I found StackExchange Database Administrators has groups or communities such as Database Administrators and Database Administrators Meta. What is the difference between both ...
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Anonymize SQL Code

Once a user of DatabaseAdministrators told me a webservice or something similar that can help to make SQL Code obfuscated so that meaningful/distinctive fields / column names / variables are ...
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how to start a chat?

Sometimes, when I post a question, someone might come and post a comment, that does not necessarily belong to the context. I would like then, to reply in a chat room, rather than another comment. ...
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Should I flag these two very low quality questions with the same template from two different users?

Today I saw these two questions. They are IMHO very low quality/effort ones, but may be "fixed" with a few comments and right response from OPs. But looking at them together, they are two variants of ...
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May I know why there is -3 on my question. what's wrong?

I have a question about my Database Administrators Stack Exchange post: MySQL database innodb tables
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Why is my question being flagged so much?

My question doesn't see terrible to me at all and I would think that I could get a few really good answers that are different but not so many that it would be like this one. What makes my question ...
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Data Analyst Questions

From what I've seen, this site seems to be all about data, but there's a stigmata about asking questions not directly related to administration of those databases. The on-topic help page mentions ...
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Is it acceptable to link to a specific question that I think should be flagged?

I have been down voted a couple times for asking a broad question that I think is fine--a few times, so I keep going back to make changes until it's a better question. I'm bringing that up to point ...
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Are two answers by a single person on one question A Good Thing™?

I know there is an "official" StackExchange meta-post already concerning this question, however I think it would be suitable to have our own post that reflects our position. This really excellent ...
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Is this plagiarism?

I had asked this question on http://programmers.stackexchange.com about a month ago about NULL causing database problems. Today I saw a very similar question here which was asked just 2 days ago(It ...
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Do we need LaTeX here?

I am quite new here, I noticed that there is not LaTeX here in Database Administrators, is there any reason for that? or maybe it will be better if we could use LaTeX. e.g to write stuff like that (...
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Question about Marking Duplicate Questions

I answered a question Dec 16, 2011 : How do you mysqldump specific table(s)? Then, on Feb 20, 2013, I answered Any option for mysqldump to ignore databases for backup? I just noticed that the older ...
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Why was question closed without any consideration around the content?

Server responds with empty packet during session negotiation resulting in client giving a malformed packet error I laid out clear terms as to what was going on, suggesting it was likely a ...
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Would question about database recommendation be on topic?

I am developing desktop application that will need a database. App will only run on Windows. My problem comes from not being able to afford SQL Server Enterprise Edition, and Express Edition has ...
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Suspicious series of downvotes

Today I became a victim of several (uncommented) downvotes, 6 posts got downvote. I suspect this was happening for personal reasons only. My question is now how to deal with that. It is clear that I ...
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Why was a MySQL question migrated?

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36433975/can-i-accurately-unserialize-data-just-using-mysql Just trying to figure out why this was migrated? I only want to use database functions to do the task. ...
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Community has 5 rep?

I just noticed that the Community user has 5 rep instead of their normal 1 rep. Is this some weird bug or normal/expected behavior? If it is normal then what is the reason to give Community more rep ...
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Why are users correcting my British English answers to the American spelling?

Why are users accepting revisions to old answers, where the revision is simply converting my British spelling to the American spelling? Is there a rule where the spelling of answers has to be in "...
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2answers
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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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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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Issue while creating user account

When I click Confirm and create this account in Database Administrators meta I am getting this error. Actual problem is I clicked it second time. Is there any feedback portal is available for ...
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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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Possible to Optimize Based on DB Structure Only - No Data

There are some queries in my MySQL DB that seems to take a bit of time to execute. As the data is somewhat sensitive, it is not possible for me to share it with outsiders. However, I do need ...
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What kind of DB diagram is the menu at the top of the page?

the menu at the top of the page looks like a database diagram. It isn't crows foot, so what is it? It kind of looks like the way I map my queries out...but I use a combination of the UML and the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Part of this comment unreasonable?

Apparently, my question is bad. I got this comment explaining why: @Mirabilis Please edit your question to clarify it and respond to the comments you have received so far. The question is tagged ...
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What happens when two persons post the answer at the same time?

Lets say I got a question open in my browser and started preparing answer for it. When I came back in the browser and posted my answer, I found the same answer was already given by someone else. Since ...
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many users edit question at the same time

I am facing the following problem sometimes I hit edit button and at the same times someone else is editing the question for example: Install SQL Server 2000 on Windows 10 is there a way to gray it ...
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Can I draw ER diagrams?

Is there a way to draw ER diagrams? or the only way is to upload a screen shot or some picture? something like this more or less: Maybe something like: _________ ______ ...
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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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Is it OK to change my question title?

Although in MS SQL (not Express) I have a limit of 10GB per database This question of mine went in an another direction. I don't want to delete it, because I believe it can serve someone someday. But ...
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Badge tracker stuck?

I still have some work to do before reaching the PostgreSQL gold badge, so I chose it as the one for tracking. Unfortunately, it seems to be stuck. See the screenshot below: I am not posting ...
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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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Are “certification” questions considered off-topic for dba.se?

Are questions about the following considered off-topic? How do I get certified for [xyz] What are the necessary course requirements to become an [xyz] How to validate and upgrade my knowledge of [...

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