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“Move to Stack Overflow” not visible on this particular question

As you can see from the screenshot below, there is no option to move this question to Stack Overflow. Is that a bug, or is there some reason this option is unavailable?
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Delete tag sqlsql-server-2012

I hope I'm proposing this in the correct way. sqlsql-server-2012 seems to be a spelling mistake of sql-server-2012. There were 2 questions with this tag, for which edits to change the tag from ...
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Spam Edits on answers

I have seen these edits come up before a few times lately (within last week or so). This is the second or third time I have seen an edit come up similar to this one. I did not catch if the previous ...
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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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On link-only or link-mostly answers

As a community we can decide how we should handle link-only or link-mostly answers, possibly in a different way than SO does (and that is a constantly / moving / target / anyway). I'm not even clear ...
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No comment option?

A few minutes ago I visited this question on the main site: How to design index for faster deletes Link as it appears in my browser (IE8). I could not for the life of me see a comment option to ask ...
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What should our list of off-topic close reasons be?

Close reasons are changing, as well as the sub-reasons for off-topic. We should probably try to avoid falling behind. This post borrows quite heavily from this post on meta.robotics (which borrowed ...
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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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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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It's the 14th of January. I still see sleighs

It's the 14th of January. I still see sleighs when people depart from chat. Christmas is over. When is it due to stop?
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Guidelines for question titles

As I start to get more active in making edits and discussing things in the heap, I wonder if we have specific guidelines and thoughts on the title of a question? In this question, we mentioned that ...
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What to do about one-liner answers?

Sometimes really short answers get posted on the site, and some users (even well established users) do so regularly. Both users and mods have taken action to show our disapproval including: ...
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How do I include tables with Ascii art lines in my answer?

Some answers on the site like this one and this one include tables drawn with ascii art. Is this done by hand or is there a tool I can use to help me?
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Deleted question by mistake

I posted this question yesterday - I seem to have deleted it by mistake. Could you please reinstate it? Thanks
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Votes discrepancy between profile summary page and detail page.

I've just noticed that my list of votes cast shows 601 votes, whereas my summary page shows 618. Summary: http://dba.stackexchange.com/users/10832/max-vernon Details: ...
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Styling (colors) for XML code snippets on DBA.SE (vs SO)

While answering a question I noted the styling for XML code blocks on DBA.SE is significantly less readable than the one from SO. For a comparison see this rendering of the same fragment: On the SO ...
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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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May I ask database modeling questions that have to do with accounting problems?

The reason I ask is that I asked a database modeling question that was also an accounting question, and it got closed.
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Are DBA certification questions appropriate?

Not exactly a technical question, but certainly DBA-relevant. Are cert questions acceptable for the site?
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Can we still Twitter our answers out?

I just noticed that the link to Twitter is no longer under the Favorite star of any Question across all my StackExchange accounts. Was this an oversight ? Is Twitter being removed ? Is there another ...
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Is there a “comments” FAQ?

I see people put comments all the time with hyperlinks like what we can set up in the question/wiki editor. I'd love to know how to do this as sometimes I wish to post a link in the comment but not ...
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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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Why must an edit be at least 6 characters?

All I needed to do was to fix spelling from Mechanic to Machanic in the following post: SQL Server 2008 T-SQL select hanging, but not dead locked Unfortunately I could not save my edit, and had to ...
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Why are database developers' Q&A migrated to DBAs site

The following link is an example: How SQL Server handles concurrent requests? Why was it migrated to DBAs site? I think that at this time such questions get more exposure on stackoverflow. As such, ...
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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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What is acceptable self-promotion here on DBA.SE

This is already dealt with in the network-wide bit of the FAQ: May I promote products or websites I am affiliated with here? Be careful, because the community frowns on overt self-promotion ...
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What content needs to go in the main site faq, the first block?

What information do you think needs to be in the header block of our FAQ? Check out some of the FAQs of our sister sites: http://english.stackexchange.com/faq http://gaming.stackexchange.com/faq ...
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Comment with more than 1 @user fails? [closed]

Just repeatedly tried to add a comment which references two @users. The usual message box pops up saying only one will be notified but as of today, the comment is not posted. If I remove one of the ...
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Should StackDBAs tweet meta questions?

I just got a tweet from StackDBAs linking this Meta question Is the tweeting of meta questions something we want?
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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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Is it really considered 'Clutter' to be polite here?

I am a Newbie here. In other forums, my habit is to close my messages with the signature "Kind regards Uwe Hesse http://uhesse.wordpress.com" Regarding the automatically attached username, pointing ...
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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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Now the site is public, are ServerFault database questions going to be migrated across?

At the time of posting this, the Server Fault site has 2,646 questions tagged "sql-server". Should they be migrated across? And if so, should this be an automatic bulk process, or will each ...
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We need to formalize a site title/name. Does “Database Administrators” still ring true? [closed]

We had some original thoughts here: Why Database Administrators? but that seems to read more of a "why is this site named this way" and not so much of a "we need this name". So I'm making this thread ...
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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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Why did my reputation be decreased by 8 points and 4 points and increased on other site on 14

I cannot see any downvotes but my reputation was decreased by 8 points on UI site: from 752 to 744. The same situation on http://dba.stackexchange.com site: from 852 to 848 (4 points). At the same ...
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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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Is there any tabular tool in editor?

Is there any table tool or markup which can facilitate user presenting tabular data? As such user need not to combine "-", "+", and "|" to create a visual table like in this post.
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What is the real visitors/day and visitors per day?

From the Database Administrators Area 51 page it says that there are 132 visits/day, but the site itself lists 991 visitors/day in the Site Stats. It would seem that visits/day would be higher than ...
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What happens after the first one votes for close?

Will moderators or high reputation users get a message or waits the system silently until the necessary number of close votes is reached ?
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Web programming only, or database applications of any stripe?

The DBA title kind of leaves the implication, for me anyway, that the site is aimed primarily at those of us who create and manage databases for online applications and similarly deployed settings. ...
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What about Business Intelligence?

I was wondering if Business Intelligence has its lace on this website ? In Business Intelligence we can see 3/4 domain that are parts of Database Expert : ETL Datawarehousing Data Modeling ...
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Why Database Administrators?

When I comited to this site, the title was Database. It suddenly became Database Administrators, why that ? Talking about database is not only the administration side it's all the task around also. ...
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Inconsistent styling of tabs?

I'm new to this SE site, but I noticed some inconsistency in the way that 'tabs' are styled on this site. Here's a screenshot from the questions list: And most other areas of the site look very ...
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Some badge pages truncate users' badges

Certain badge pages only allow a maximum width for a username + badges, and since we have some users who choose to use ridiculously long and impossible to spell usernames, this causes truncation of ...
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Where are “scopes” of the sites?

I sometimes get my questions closed as "offtopic" because they don't belong to the site's scope. Whenever I visit a new SE site I try to see where is its scope defined, but cannot find it. Why isn't ...
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Petition to reopen a CDC question

I am currently investigating whether to use the SQL Server feature Change Data Capture (CDC) for a data framework I am developing. During my research I found much on how to use CDC, but not as much ...
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Can I ask conversational questions? (Training)

I would like to ask the following question but is DBA Stackexchange the right place? Is there any place on Stackexchange for it? Please do answer the questions above, if you would, not the question ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for database design review here?

There's codereview stackexchange to ask to get.. well your code reviewed :D. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be anything equivalent for database reviewing. Would it be appropriate to put ...

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