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Database Administrators Top User Swag

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://dba.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package ...
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2013 Moderator Election Results

Database Administrators' third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for ...
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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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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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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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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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Our blog is launched as of this week! (Feedback here please!)

You may remember our topic at Blogoverflow blog anyone? If you want to help with the DBA.SE blog, here's the signup list? where we asked for volunteers to help write our blogoverflow blog, ...
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Why Do Images Sometimes Pop-up and Other Times Not?

Chat Exchange When images are uploaded to The Heap™ – Consultancy ©® they will be loaded via API to Imgur. The link then gets sent back to the room and inserted into the chat feed. Depending on its ...
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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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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 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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Search Engine Ranking for this site is goofy

The first result on Google for this search still goes to the Area 51 site. That's not good, right? Perhaps it's time to setup some 301's on the Area 51?
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Change the look?

Is there any wiggle room on us being able to change the look and feel of the main DBA site? It just seems a bit bland, and I think it's a bit hard on the eyes because there is no real contrast. I'm ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012: You're invited!

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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Oracle-RAC and RAC Tags

There are questions tagged Oracle-RAC and others tagged RAC. They are both about Oracle Real Application Clusters, so it seems that one should be merged into the other and perhaps a synonym created.
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2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: Wednesday at 0:00 UTC / Tuesday at 8pm EDT

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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How do we promote specific databases (or tag areas) here?

I see a TON of questions and answers for SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL, and even Postgres. I do not see a lot of traffic on DB2. I'm sure some of that has to do with demographics and cost and what not. And ...
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: Tuesday October 4th, 22:00 UTC / 6pm Eastern

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Questions colored with favorite tags too light?

I realize this might be a contrast thing, but I think the questions that are colored based on favorite tags (at least I think that's how it's decided) could be a couple shades darker at least: This ...
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Pinning/sticking good (canonical) questions/answers to top of board

I was wondering whether it would be a good idea for moderators (based on popular demand) to be able to pin/stick posts at the top of the meta questions list (as is done here). Two posts that I would ...
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why only 5 tags per question?

after adding the database engine, for example sql-server and then adding the version for example sql-server-2016 there are only 3 extra tags you can add to a question. often when asking questions I ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 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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FAQ Link farm for basic questions on DBA.SE

I'd like to accumulate a link farm of answers to basic SQL questions so we can put a constructve 'see the FAQ' comment on noddy questions when asked on dba.se. Can anyone who feels so inclined add ...
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What to do with a nearly duplicate question from a sister site that wasn't cross-posted?

This question was asked recently: Specificness of Tablespace There is a nearly identical question that was asked on Stack Overflow 10 years ago here. I don't think that I could provide a better ...
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Removal of mysql-replication tag

Does MySQL need it's own specific mysql-replication tag...as opposed to using mysql and replication ?
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Can suggested tag synonyms be added to the “Review” queue?

It would be great if the suggested tag synonyms page: https://dba.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms?filter=suggested&tab=newest Where displayed in the standard "Review" queue: https://dba....
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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 have a “big” database, what RDBMS/design should I use?

There are several instances of this type of question lurking around. The answers are invariably opinionated, irrelevant, and in some cases intentionally misrepresentative or just plain wrong. Should ...
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Should we allow, even encourage, “feature comparison style” questions?

The more specific the piece of technology one uses, the more difficult it is for someone without extensive knowledge of that piece of technology to make informed decisions as to how best to use it. ...
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So what's with the hats thing?

you may have noticed some of our users now have hats around the site, and it might almost be annoying, but we assure you they're all in good fun, and intended to increase site participation! http://...
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I feel that the blue link-color is not comfortable to read

I feel that the lightning blue color on links (e.g. all questions) isn't comfortable while reading. Could we adjust it a bit, maybe make it darker?
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Comments of a question in Review Queue

It just caught my eye this morning that going through the Reopen Votes Queue that for a given question it just shows the question. I think the only queue that shows anything more than the question is ...
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Can Model-specific questions be asked here?

I'm working on a personal project and having a difficult time working out the model to develop the database for it. I was going to just ask my question here when I realized that it might considered '...
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Why is this question off-topic?

Recently, a question that I answered was voted off-topic. I would like a clarification why exactly is this off-topic? I think the question was relevant to this site. It might not have an exact answer,...
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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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Migrate SO questions here and close as duplicate or close at SO?

How to permanently delete a row in oracle forever This question prior to being migrated to dba.se already had a comment that it was previously answered on dba.se, with a link. However, the close ...
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How do I find X data?

Is Database Administrators a place to ask, "Where can I find public domain data like mailing addresses" etc. Can someone point me to the right direction if DBA is not such a place. Thanks
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Meta tags related to tagging need to be merged

Here on meta we have tag, tags, tagging, retagging, and a whole bunch of other, similar tags (search for 'tag') that should be merged into one, preferably tagging.
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Can we enable MathJax on DBA.SE?

Yes, this is related to the question asked by Jack Douglas over 4 years ago, and yes I did see that Adam Lear did update his (accepted) answer to that question a few months ago, however I've got to ...
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What is the correct way to downvote

I did down vote an answer with comments. I get -1 reputation. That is not my primary concern, I am just trying to understand the correct way of down vote.
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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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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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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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The catalog and system-tables tag?

We have two tags catalogs and system-tables. I do not understand the difference between the two tags -- in part because in PostgreSQL pg_catalog is the schema for the system tables. But, I don't want ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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,...