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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 through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads up and walk you through what it will look like. ...
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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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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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