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Please add a tag for griddb

I am seeking help to create a tag for griddb. Please check ( Tag Info ) on SO. I have posted question on DBA.SE that would cover in griddb tag. Currently I have used query tag because that's the ...
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Is it healthy for the community to have the same user asking so many questions daily?

Recently I've seen a user asking 13 questions (most of them with a negative score) in a row for a specific tag and that gives me the impression that the user is overflowing the queue leaving other ...
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Is providing a cash bounty acceptable on dba.stackexchange.com?

We're trying to import (reverse engineer) some data from someone else's MS SQL database, without any vendor support. We're Happy to pay a $200 USD cash bounty to anyone that can solve this in a ...
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Should I vote to "move to Stackoverflow" on SQL questions?

I often encounter questions that ask for help with writing SQL, and I usually vote to move them to Stackoverflow, because that is about programming in my book. But I have the feeling that mine is not ...
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Are we on the same page with [pagination] and [paging]?

I just logged in a duplicate suggestion to make "pagination" a duplicate of "paging": paging has 53 questions, pagination currently only 4. But then I felt, the term "...
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Why isn't AWS's sponsoring being shown on Database Administrators Meta?

Has this been just forgotten or is it intentional? My thoughts are that if you sponsor the site, then it should be shown on the Meta site as well. See more at: AWS will soon be sponsoring Database ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should we add a new [Oracle-21c] tag?

Does DBA SE need a new Oracle-21c tag? I see tags for older versions of Oracle. But I don't see one for version 21c.
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How does the Community bot close questions after just a single VTC?

This question was VTCd once as a duplicate, and then promptly closed by the Community bot. Ordinarily one would need four votes for the question to be closed. Alternatively, it would require the voter ...
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Why would such a question get a downvote

I asked this question yesterday and I think it's pretty clear what I'm focusing on but it got downvoted. Please can someone explain what's wrong with the question and how I should improve it so I ...
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which is considered as Basic SQL

which is considered as Basic SQL : I have read the help of the site mainly this: https://dba.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic and it is not clear to me: can they exemplify? for example I want to ask a ...
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AWS will soon be sponsoring Database Administrators

We're excited to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Database Administrators beginning September 27, 2021 through December 31, 2022. We wanted to give you a heads up and walk you through what it will ...
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Revisiting upsert vs merge

Back in 2013 we decided that upsert and merge are two different things and questions about such should be tagged separately. Today Postgres has insert ... on conflict, and upsert has mostly historical ...
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Delete comments in review queues

I was reviewing the Close queue when I saw one of my comments. (Please tag your DBMS, version included). I was about to delete it when I realized that it is not allowed while you are in reviewing mode....
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Why has 'last seen' been removed from display of user profiles?

When trying to assist someone, it is helpful to know the last time they visited your dba.stackexchange.com or stackoverflow.com or other sites managed by your various offerings. Thank you for the ...
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Why would we ask questions if they are just going to get downvoted? [duplicate]

Title says it all. What the [REDACTED]?
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Post for a free webinar

I would like to know if I can write a post to promote a free online webinar about database training in this Database Administrator community.
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Remove 5 seconds delay to flag comments

Few days ago I was encouraged by a Mod to review and remove the unneeded comments as a maintenance task. FYI, and this goes for everyone, if you have spare cycles it would be appreciated if you could ...
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Should we flag an answer for deletion if it is essentially the same as an earlier answer?

If Alice answers "reverse the polarity" in January, and then in July Bob answers with "try reversing the polarity," should we flag the second for moderation action and deletion? ...
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Spurious double grant of "Steward" badge

I noticed that I have just been granted "Steward" badges a second time: I guess that is a bug that should be fixed. Edit: for the record – this has been fixed.
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Magic-link for "Text please, no screencaps"

Can we please get a magic link to refer posters to guidance around using text snippets instead of screencaps or other images. https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/285551/why-not-upload-images-of-...
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Do we need a special vendor-neutral tag for columnar databases (tables)?

This question is inspired by the discussion here and in the chat. Different vendors use different but similarly sounding terms for their respective implementation of columnar databases and tables. It ...
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Markdown issue with # in PostgreSQL code

In formatted SQL code, the Postgres operator #> is currently misinterpreted as comment sign, which results in confusing display. Happened here: Dynamically update JSONB rows - POSTGRESQL I can ...
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Content stolen/scrubbed from SE

Almost immediately after I answered my own question google offered it as a search result, but from a totally different site and under a strange name "Jessica Alba": https://www.onooks.com/...
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Can dark mode be enabled in dba.se?

It it not possible to set dark mode in dba? In stackoverflow, it is possible. Please enable it! I have an eye cataract and the white mode hurts my eyes!
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Does Pioneers in Database Research have enough significance to warrant a Historical Lock?

I recently came across a question from the nascent era of Database Administrators; it was posted in August of 2011. At that time, the details about what constituted a good question, and what did not, ...
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remove tag [mysqlf] [duplicate]

There is this question which has the tag mysqlf As i can't figure out what mysqlfcan be, in my opinion it is only a typo and should be as such removed. The linked question is also the only one that ...
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Is it worth to reopen an old question that has already been answered?

I have just edited the question Query using LEVENSHTEIN function returning more results than expected [closed] which was already answered before being closed a long time ago (motive: question needs ...
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Feature Request EOL Tags

Feature Request for Tags Some of the tags used on DBA.SE (and possibly other sites) are related to a specific version of a product or exist as part of a certain product. It would be nice to have a ...
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Review menu shows red dot, but is empty (again)

Iz is basically like here New Review Queue: Faulty Red Dot! But the queues are all empty But as the the question above is from 2017 it is a new problem probably
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Database Administrators's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Why does the search function not work as advertised?

When you click in the search bar it shows you these hints: I take to understand the highlighted one as this: the phrase in double quotes will search for the exact quoted literal. Not so, as the ...
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What contributes most: a long answer with more than one way of doing a task or a short answer with the method known to be more professional?

I answered this question using a method that looked ok and solved the user's problem. But later a more experienced user added a comment showing a method that is the solution "by design" and ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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 weeks, ...
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2020 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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Spam flag declined on strange answer

I reviewed late answers and got shown an answer that only had gibberish in it, no coherent answer whatsoever (first I thought ok a test maybe) and flagged it as spam. Now I got the flag declined, but ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. DBA is scheduled for an election next week, October 12, 2020. In ...
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Featured Text links highjacked

In this answer, I attempt to add a link with a "scroll-to-text" anchor https://www.postgresql.org/docs/13/release-13.html#:~:text=Allow%20ROW%20expressions%20to%20have%20their%20members%...
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You can accept your own answer tomorrow

So I have this Q and somebody else had a nice A. Didn't exactly solve my issue, but put me on the right track. I upvoted their answer and was prompted immediately by the site to consider marking the ...
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Nuke 'sp_askbrent' tag

That stored procedure doesn't exist anymore and people seem to enjoy tagging both random questions and anything related to sp_blitz with it still. There are only 8 questions using it (aside from the 3 ...
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Rendering/markdown bug with bullet and code formatting

This answer https://dba.stackexchange.com/a/274813 originally contained formatting like: - LOG: could not receive data from client: which renders (as intended) in preview as: but when posted ...
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You can only post once every 40 minutes

In both https://dba.stackexchange.com/ & https://dba.meta.stackexchange.com/, I tried to post a new question. After I clicked Post your question, the system said A question with that title already ...
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Sensitive Words policy

Recently in the Suggested Edits Review Queue, there was a spate of edits changing only master/slave verbiage to primary/secondary. In the absence of other improvements to a post, should we accept or ...
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Adding a Elassandra tag

It seems like we should have an Elassandra tag in here, especially given that it exists on Stack Overflow. Is there any reason why we can't add it in, or why it hasn't been added already? Elassandra ...
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Why do people "answer" without reading the question here?

It happens again and again. No matter how crystal-clear I am, explicitly mentioning things, the answers/comments will clearly show that the person typing them did not read the question. They either ...
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Is a display name sufficient disclosure?

I just raised a flag for "moderator attention" on this answer with the following message This answer from a Microsoft employee recommends Azure without any kind of disclosure of conflict of ...
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Bug? A closed-as-dupe question does not have a link to the dupe

Here's what I see when I open this question Notice there's no link to the dupe after "This question already exists". The comment with the link is also gone. This looks like a bug, as the question as ...
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Top Answers, anyone transferring Q&A?

I just became aware of https://topanswers.xyz/databases via a conversation on a sister SE site. I see several familiar names over there. I have not really looked around much, it is different but it ...
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z-index(?) problem while reviewing

Some elements of the underlying page are visible inside the "review box" at the top of the page while reviewing.
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AppArmour question - why was it closed?

This questions was recently closed: MySQL was stopped As you can see, the close notice says it's off-topic and too localized. Does that mean all questions where the problem turns out to be related ...
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