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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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Would asking why an incorrect query is so much slower be “too basic”?

In doing some fairly small-scale data massaging/cleaning, involving JOINing a couple of tables, an early, erroneous attempt at a solution was drastically slower than (what I believe is) the correct ...
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Issues about the [unique-key] (sic) tag and its synonyms

I usually come across some questions that include the unique-key tag, and I consider that such an expression is redundant, since a KEY constraint (be it PRIMARY, CANDIDATE or ALTERNATE), by its very ...
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Vote to accept answer?

There are a number of great answers out there that have never been accepted as the answer for whatever reason. Would a new feature that allows high-reputation users to vote to accept the answer after ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Old questions showing recent activity

Why do some questions come to the top of the active list when nothing seems to have been changed? Example question:Old question without noticeable activity
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Where should I post my question? DBA, Software Engineering or Code Review?

I want to ask about the structure of my database but I'm not sure where should I ask. Code review has the SQL tag about schemes and Software Engineering has the SQL about desing, but Database SE also ...
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Please use different color on 'seen' anchor tag

Until recently the color of Questions in the main pages of Questions of dba.stackexchange eg had had significance. Now a Question that I have opened is the same color as one I have not yet looked at. ...
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What are the guidelines for flagging posts, again?

I came across this answer in the First Posts review queue. It didn't look like an answer to me, but rather a comment requesting clarification from the question author, so I flagged it as "Not an ...
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Product support for a master data management product

I manage support for a master data management product. We have customers who have asked for a more public community site to share questions and answers in preference to or in addition to the existing ...
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Should there be a tag for timescale or timescaledb?

Actually there is a tag for time-series-database, but as the OP in this question has suggested, may be there should be a tag for timescale or timescaledb. A search for timescale returns 12 results, I'...
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2018: 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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Can we add text to the effect that ORA-00600 errors are off-topic?

(IMHO) Oracle ORA-00600 errors should be considered off-topic here because they're internal errors and there's very little we can do to diagnose and help people with them. The recommended and best way ...
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Question with multiple tags - which tag gets credited?

If I ask a question with multiple tags on it, which tag gets "credited" with that question in the stats? On the tags page, do all the tags I use increase their count, or only one of them? If only one, ...
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Can we open “Launch Python Script from Insert Trigger”?

Launching a python script from an insert trigger As you can see, OP is asking for coding specifics as they do not know how to do this. I really don't see how "How can you make a python script execute ...
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Huge number of visits

In the first 24 hours after posting, Identity column re-seed: when it is necessary? garnered about 700 Visits. Was it real? Was it some form of hacking? (I'm not complaining; my Answer got a lot ...
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Search broken? It's not returning results

why doesn't this show my latest answers with CREATE FUNCTION? https://dba.stackexchange.com/search?q=is%3Aanswer+user%3A2639+%22CREATE+FUNCTION It has three components, is:answer user:2639 (me) "...
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Should a newly-created tag be propagated to existing questions?

Apologies if this has been asked before. It seems like something that would have come up early on, but I do not see an existing meta question on the subject. If I create a new tag for a product ...
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Consolidating RDBMS-specific tags to one on functionality?

In my question, Does the SQL Standard mention trigger events on DDL (ALTER, CREATE, DROP)? I address the fact that many databases are addressing this need with ad-hoc functionality. Do we need one ...
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Burninate “schema”?

The schema is currently defined as, A schema of a database system is its structure described in a formal language supported by the database management system (DBMS) and refers to the organization ...
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Not dead yet! Repairing damaged external links

It seems sqlblog.com is now sqlblog.org 1.. One effect of this is to break outgoing links from dba.se. In the past, I've tried to be a good netizen 3,4,5,6 and edit posts with dead links to an ...
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Deleting Unsuitable Content from the Database Administrators Stack

For the backstory, see Paul's post on the topic. If you notice unsuitable content on the site, you can assist in removal. Depending on your reputation, you can assist by taking the following actions:...
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Are trivial questions 'too localized'? Any need to improve respective close reason message?

Update: I've deleted my answer on the referenced question. Now, it can be purged by delete votes or the Stack Exchange Roomba. I would like to understand better why How to upgrade pgAdmin 4 version 1....
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Deleting useless content from the site

Our site has a lot of good content with lasting value. It also has quite a bit of poor content - primarily old, closed questions that do not qualify for the automatic cleanup processes. To summarize ...
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Please help us delete the SQL tag!

Continuing the process started in Let's burninate the SQL tag! and Removing the SQL tag. It is time to work our way through questions that have only the sql tag. Use the results of this SEDE ...
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Stackoverflow data model for new tags

I would like to know how Stackoverflow and StackExchange manage pre-defined tags tags and addition of new tags. Today, I tried to define a new tag, only to be met with this error message: Creating ...
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Purpose of change-tracking tag

I just saw a question about version control, where an edit has been suggested changing the tag from tools to change-tracking. My gut reaction was the the change-tracking tag was more about tracking ...
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Make “log” a synonym of “transaction-log”

I propose making the tag log a synonym of transaction-log. Looking at existing questions, most that use log have the meaning of transaction-log. For those questions about a time-ordered, human-...
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Removing the SQL tag

We have decided to burninate the sql tag by a clear majority (46 to 7 with 750 views): Let's burninate the SQL tag! It is now time to work out the details. I have added an answer below ...
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Suggestions for a better headline graphic

An answer to DBA's updated site theme is ready for testing! suggests that the headline graphic ought to be more reminiscent of an ERD diagram. Before: Now: In a comment, Catija asked us to come ...
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DBA's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Can we reopen this question?

There is a question by Evan Carroll about the origins of "sargable" that initially had received some "tough love" and got closed as off-topic. I was among those who voted to close it (as too localized)...
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I am not having a response for my question

No comments, no edits, no answers. How can I show up my question to potential users and get responses? Link for my Question
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How to tag MariaDB questions that also apply to MySQL

I'm using MariaDB server 10.3 currently at my job, which so far has successfully been a direct drop-in replacement for MySQL 8 (I use the MySQL 8 documentation as my reference when managing our ...
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can i ask questions here about ElasticSearch?

I'm doing lots of development with ElasticSearch and I have lots of questions. Can I ask those questions here? Example of things off the top of my head: does elastic store the timezone when you ...
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Closing questions as off-topic when they belong on our site

Over the past couple of days I have noticed questions that have been flagged as needing to be closed or migrated to Stack Overflow because these questions contain code or not direct questions about a ...
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Can we tag 2 right answers?

For example, in this post: What is the best way to put commas into large numbers both answers are right, but slightly different.
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How to add conclusive information to a question - after it has been answered?

The other day I asked a question that I have been struggling with for some time. when the question was answered, before I accepted the answer I tried it. After that I wanted to show the world, and ...
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what could be an acceptable way to add a fix to an accepted answer?

I have a question regarding calculating the space used by a table, indexes, etc. Someone just used the scripts they got from the beautiful answer to that question, and noticed it did not work for sql ...
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Let's burninate the SQL tag!

The sql tag was discussed most recently in Is the [sql] tag useful for DBA.SE? (May 2015). Things have changed, and it is time to revisit this discussion. The most popular views last time were that ...

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