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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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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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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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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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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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Reputation gained for question/answer edits are reversed

This morning I have realized that reputation earned for suggested edits of questions/answers is reversed while everything was correct in peer review. Under what conditions will my earned reputation ...
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Why are you rejecting this Edit - Changed

I seem to recall that the options for rejecting an edit included "Too minor" or something similar. Just wondering about the reasoning behind taking that option off? Current options show as:
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Improving my answer after it's been accepted

If my answer is accepted and then someone else adds an answer that isn't as good but has a few points that I didn't have should I add those points to my answer? Feels like I would be stealing their ...
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Question is on hold

My question was put on hold because it is unclear. I thought it could happen because I have little familiarity with the subject, probably use the wrong terminology etc. Could you tell me what is ...
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I've asked some questions on here, figured it out and I want to share my data. Where?

I see quite often (maybe because I am searching for it) people recommending Geonames for postal code data, etc. I've taken data from Geonames and a few other places and spent some time cleaning it up. ...
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Wondering what the process for reopening a closed question here is?

Version lie shim for SQL Server 2014 The above question was closed (for incorrect reasons IMHO). I've answered the charges and the question hasn't been revisited. Is there no process whereby those ...
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There went something wrong when identifying duplicates

The question Need Query for th problem in oracle was identified as duplicate of Need query for the below problem. If one reads the title one can be almost sure it must be the same query but I am not ...
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Display bug on moderation dashboard

Why is the text offset left and right? Sathya says it doesn't happen on SU Because some mods say that they don't quite see what I'm referring to, I enhanced it a tad bit.
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How should long queries relevant to a question be handled?

Where a question concerns query performance, how should the query be included in the question if it is very long (tens or even hundred of lines)? On SO, code posted in a question should be whittled ...
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On topic-ness for questions covering publisher documents

In this question, What is the minimum required compatibility level to use parallel SELECT INTO in SQL Server 2014? the poster contends that the question is relevant because it is I'm ...
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Is question about improving database design on topic?

I was working on a creation of Informational System and had to create database that held large amount of data, with GUI that was responsible for edition/insertion/report building... Database was ...
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Can administrators seed DBA with more tags?

I asked this question Does Postgres have a function for converting text into ASCII escaped or HTML escaped text? and was looking to add tags such as conversion, escape, translate, html, ascii and ...
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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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Duplicate caused by Migration

A question was asked both here and at SO. The one at SO got a response, then got migrated here. Now there are two duplicates here, with answers on both of them. I deleted my answer from one 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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Is there (or could there be) a mechanism to watch threads/questions?

Is there a mechanism to watch threads (and I don't just mean those that one has started)? For example, I might find a thread in which I'd be interested but don't know enough about to contribute? In ...
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Closed topic, leads to non-existant topic

This question: unloading data from oracle dbf files Was closed as a duplicate. I went to find out the original question (and answer): ...
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handling of an unanswered question

The question Find active values of SQLNET.ORA parameters on server received 0 upvotes and the OP issued a bounty of value 50 but no one answered. Therefore the OP posted an answer where he stated that ...
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Why recycle posts for people who aren't interested?

This post reappeared on dba.stackexchange a few minutes ago (01:20 UTC), but the person who asked the original question hasn't visited the site for almost 9 months. Why should questions by people ...
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New Reason for Rejecting Edits

Question : Selecting data from multiple rows and insert it into a column. @LenHart posted an answer Someone else tried to add to his answer with this edit Edit: The T-SQL (SQL Server) syntax uses ...
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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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MSSQL vs SQL Server

I just had one of my questions edited, changing instances of MSSQL to SQL Server in the text. I don't have a problem with this, I just wanted to check what the consensus was on the use of 'MSSQL' to ...
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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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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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Question locking prevented answering

I answered this question about 10 minutes after it was posted (I remember seeing that it had been posted 8 minutes ago when I loaded it the first time). But my post was rejected because it had been ...

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