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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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Would an “all-servers” tag be appropriate/welcome?

I'm planning on asking a question. Now, while I plan to put PostgreSQL as the "major" server for the question, there is no reason (and I am interested) that replies for other servers couldn't be ...
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Possibility to use typesetting on Database Administrator site [duplicate]

Though not daily, from time to time it would be really nice to be able to use typesetting (like MathML, Latex, etc) to be able to express formulas etc for theoretical stuff. In the long run, I think ...
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Time vindicates those that are right and righteous, like me

I just wanted to share a story, my narrative on this network. In Sep 27 '17, I asked a question about how SQL Server implemented GREATEST and LEAST. This question was largely rejected by the network. ...
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Complain on moderator Paul White's violating privacy and suffocating speech

I am complaining https://dba.stackexchange.com/users/1192/paul-white-9. As Paul White ordered us not to continue some discussion earlier, I stopped. But some user started doxing my other accounts, ...
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Can we merge the tag [database-trigger] into the tag [trigger]?

I think the tags trigger and database-trigger means the same thing. I suggest we merge database-trigger into the tag trigger.
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Can we burninate the [truncation] tag?

truncation has 13 questions today. Some are about rounding numbers. Others about truncating strings. There are questions about log truncation. And of course the one most obvious to me, about table ...
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Too many “Slow performance” meta tags

Do we really need all these different meta tags for "Slow performance" like: performance postgresql-performance query-performance performance-tuning optimization query-optimization slow-...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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wide text leads to bad UI

Did you just now push a UI change? Wide text in a query pushes the entire body to overlap (underneath) the righthand nav column. Example: MySQL query very slow with multiple concurrent users in a ...
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The forum needs a tag for Windows 2019 Server!

I have a question about my Database Administrators Stack Exchange post: MySQL Workbench, Windows Server 2019, MySQL not showing Performance, Information of MySQL Schemas! I tried to use the tag ...
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Should Stack Overflow provide hints on asking at DBA?

I just posted a question on meta.stackoverflow.com suggesting that it should provide a hint to questioners that they should ask in dba.SE instead, perhaps trying to use AI technology to detect the ...
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Why is there a difference between my reputations in the menu bar and whats in My Communities list?

Right now I am confused with the fact that I have 237 points or reputations I am seeing at the top right of the Database Administrators forum, but in YOUR COMMUNITIES list it says 172.
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Corrupted migration?

The following question was migrated from Stack Overflow: iTunesConnect Error: “Unknown app version” The source of the migration is a revision of an answer. What gives?
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Is there a canonical list of Magic Links?

Recently I learned "Magic Links" are a thing Paul White: Magic links now work e.g. [mcve] and [example] and [repro] for the new help page Jul 10 9:45 PM This is awesome, but I have a nagging ...
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It has been a great privilege to serve this amazing community as moderator. Thank you

Today I'm handing back the diamond you gave me in 2011. Some of you will not understand or agree with my reasons for doing so, but the nature of the community we have on this exceptional site leaves ...
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Do I misunderstand the “too localized” close reason?

During review, I see that a lot of people vote to close questions as “too localized” when I would think they are actually too broad. One example is here. There is no typo, basic error, ...
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I think that we should encourage more questions!

I saw this question today and it was rightfully put on hold because it was cross-posted to stackoverflow (where it already had an answer anyway). However, one poster told the OP that "Besides, this ...
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Would a question about improving the performance of a third-party database be on-topic?

Microsoft's Windows Server Update Services product (WSUS) makes use of a database, which unfortunately performs very poorly. There is a third-party script available that modifies the database (I ...
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Comments disappeared with no cause for deletion - why? [duplicate]

Problem A bunch of my own comments (OP) and some from someone else all disappeared recently from the this post. I know that moderators can delete comments, but in this case I do not believe they ...
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where is the survey associated with the census badge?

there is a silver badge called census that is linked to a survey. where can I see this survey?
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Can/should this question be prevented from deletion?

The question Can I update my Microsoft Enterprise SQL Server? was migrated from stackoverflow.com and then rejected. If I understand the Auto delete rules correctly it will be deleted in about 30 ...
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Trivial off-site link answer converted to comment but answer not deleted

According to Answer appears automatically converted as a comment on meta.se: Trivial answers containing a link to another question in the network are automatically converted to comments on the ...
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How to know who performed downvote

Can someone please advise: Is there any chance to know who performed a downvote on my answer?
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Why was my question deleted

I have a question about my Database Administrators Stack Exchange post: What prevents me from using SQL Server Developer edition as production so my question it's pretty normal and there's no other ...
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Is this PostGIS database design question better suited to the DBA site or the GIS site?

I asked the following question on the GIS site: https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/328463/postgis-proper-way-to-model-object-that-follows-sections-of-another-objects-pa Is that the best place ...
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Can the edit button be hidden if I am unable to edit?

I keep trying to edit meta posts (often just to see how a specific formatting thing is done) but when I click edit it just tells me: Could it be made more obvious that the post can't be edited by me? ...
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flagging clarification for low level answers

on this answer which basically all it says: Edit the connection and be sure to select the version of mysql installed on your PC in the "Local Client" section I believe it is a low level answer, ...
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Should syntax errors / script errors be corrected via edits?

Today I found an answer from a new poster that has a syntax error in it. As far as I can tell, I have a few routes to attempt to deal with this: Edit the post directly without commenting - this ...
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Are DB modelling review questions on-topic? [duplicate]

For example: I have a problem P and to solve it I have designed this schema S. Do you see any problems with this design? If yes, what would you change to fix/improve it?
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Criteria for adding another site to the Closed Vote Site Migration List

After doing some digging (i.e. FAQ for Stack Exchange¹, What is migration and how does it work?², and Can we have an Off-Topic > Belongs on StackOverflow option?³), I'm unable to find any explicitly ...
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Posts offering money for solution

I just saw this new post (Paid) How to optimize a MySQL joining to itself? that includes a link to the same question on freelancer.com I am not sure how I feel about it. I looked for related posts ...
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Why is a moderator who has been around for 8 years a new contributor?

Today while I was reading a linked question on this answer, I found that Paul White, a moderator who joined more than 8 years ago and currently has around 55k reputation points and 900 posts, is ...
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User was removed — lose 810 points

Wow! I answered or commented on someone who was so bad that he eventually got removed. He must have posted hundreds of Questions? Was I that much of a sucker to "help" him dozens of times? (It's ...
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Why doesn't StackExchange discourage smartass responders?

Nearly every question I check on StackExchange, there is some smartass commenter. If someone asks something that is not clear, instead of saying something like, "It is not clear. Do you mean [this] or ...
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Why was this edit rolled back?

I edited this answer to fix a mistake in english grammar as well as a powershell syntax error. I believe my edit is correct but the answerer has rolled it back. As of now, the script in the answer is ...
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Why cannot I VTC as a dupe, while someone else can?

This question came up in the VTC queue. It has been voted as having a duplicate already, but when I try to do the same, referring to the same duplicate, I'm not allowed to: What am I doing wrong, ...
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how to show data as in a grid for adding in posts? [duplicate]

Often times I need to represent data in a way similar to this one: ...which is: +------------------+--------------+------+-----+---------+-------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | ...
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Boilerplate Comments for Closing Questions

I ask this purely because I'm lazy, but can we compile a list of boilerplate comments to leave on questions receiving close votes? I ran across this question where hot2use posted a terrific close ...
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How can this question still not be clear enough?

Recently I've tried to revive one of my old, interesting and - at least, for me - pretty clear question from closure. After editing the post and casting a reopen vote, unfortunately it seems I've hit ...
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Could the editing limit if changing code syntax be reduced from 6 characters

I was editing this answer to change the syntax from := to = and I received a message saying the edit must be at least 6 characters. Could this be changed if editing code syntax?
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Why is there no option to flag Answers posted as Comments?

Often I see Answers posted as Comments - sometimes I will add a comment asking the user to add an answer themselves, but this is usually ignored. Posting Answers as Comments clearly impacts the site ...
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Answer my own question from other's suggestion

A member posted comments on a question I recently asked on DBA StackExchange. One of his comments helped me find the right answer to my own question, so I posted the answer myself. But the user who ...

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