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Questions about books and blogs during beta?

Do you think questions about blogs and other assorted "what should we read" content are appropriate during the site beta? Do they attract experts to the site? Now that the site is no longer in ...
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Migration Query

https://serverfault.com/questions/246745/the-boss-answer-what-is-a-relational-database So could someone give a good "Boss Answer" for what a relational database is? And maybe how its different ...
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Is SQL parsing on topic?

Currently I have some problems which go into the direction of this SO question Parsing SQL in .NET My feeling is, that more experts for such questions probably follow SO than DBA and that they ...
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Do we want this question? I think so.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5243131/sqlite-importing-data-from-a-datadump-script-including-primary-and-foreign-keys <snip> I have a SQLite database that makes use of foreign keys, some ...
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Is LDAP on topic?

Are LDAP servers considered databases for the purposes of this site?
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Overlap between codereview and dba

Originally database design was included in the overall reviewing on CodeReview.SE. However, now that DBA is here, I'm wondering if those questions would be better here. What do you think?
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Where to draw the DBA/DB developer line?

I'm a developer with DBA experience. Sometimes I have questions about indexing, sometimes SQL and sometimes how a C# applications interacts with the database. Where is the line drawn between what ...
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Tagging of query tuning questions

This question made me think of a new tag for 'query-optimization' or 'query-tuning'. However it was pointed out that this type of tag might be a duplicate for other SE sites. To me, it seems 'query' ...
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We need a community forum for discussion ~ or we need to use the ones we have…

Where do we make it happen? Who's going to join me in being the core team on this site and let us define what we want the site to be? I'm in favor of using the third place (the place that's not meta ...
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My question does not seem to go anywhere, should it be deleted?

My question isn't getting any traction. And yesterday the decision what solution to use was made, so any answers that would have helped make that decision is now not needed. (But they would still be ...
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Since questions won't necessarily get migrated here, can we copy them?

Since questions won't really get migrated here until after the public beta, and since there's not really a migration path, what's the word on copying questions verbatim from the one site to this (...
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Oracle BI Publisher - appropriate or not?

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-publisher/index.html In my previous company we (DBA+Dev team) got involved with this product. I think it's more likely to end up in SO, but believe it ...
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Should SQL-questions come with create table (…) insert into (…) values (…) statements

After having answered a few SQL related questions over at SO, I'd like to know how you feel about having SQL questions asked. I prefer them to come with create table(...) statements followed by insert ...
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How subjective is too subjective and what's “nah that's ok”?

After it was raised to me by another member, I decided that we should come here and let us apply the Miller Test I know porn when I see it on this bit of question: How to dive into an ugly database? ...
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How long is the beta period and when is it finished?

The area51 Faq at http://area51.stackexchange.com/faq (which I believe to be relevant for dba.stackexchange.com) states that a "site is launched for a beta period to seed it with questions, develop ...
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Sets of Tag Taxonomies

Let's develop a set of tag taxonomies here to start looking at tag guidelines. One ontology per answer
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Where should I post this question? SO or DBA?

I've got a question about my TVP insert code. I don't know if it's a problem with the SQL I'm using (so DBA because TVP is new and may have other tricks I don't know about) or if it's just bad form on ...
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Should questions from Oracle Overflow be migrated here?

Should questions from Oracle Overflow the StackExchange 1.0 site for Oracle questions be migrated here at some point after the beta?
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Do we want questions to be migrated from SO to DBA while in beta?

After the beta we surely want suitable questions to be migrated, but how works the procedure while we are still in beta? We can repost this question on mSO add a comment to a question that it is ...
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Should we add answers when the best answer already exists?

I'm not suggesting we game the system, but one of the Area 51 metrics that will be evaluated at the end of the beta is the answer ratio described as: 2.5 answers per question is good, only 1 answer ...
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Is this site ready to leave private beta?

Are we sure this site is ready to leave private beta? Yes there will be an influx of new blood and that will help the site develop, but have we properly defined this site and the types of questions ...
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Why was this question closed?

I want to know why the following question was closed. closed question on dba That question is nothing, but a link to a valid question on SO ( with an excepted wrong answer there). I agree that a ...
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Should all questions be actual questions?

What is the site policy on question titles that are not in the form of a question?
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Oracle database questions tagging

I've noticed oracle11gr2 on question Can a Wallet be used with SQL Developer? How?, and probably there will appear the like. Does it make sense to have tag synonyms so that the following tags will ...
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Would a question about the Philosophy of Data be appropriate?

My current research topic is exploring the various philosophies of data found around databases, database designs, designers, and clients. What would be the best way to word such a question for this ...
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Please, fix the broken windows

If we let "broken windows" visible now, this site will pass the wrong message to new users and permanently will need to handling broken windows. We must give the right tone to the site, this is the ...
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Are DB questions going to be migrated from SO?

Are DB questions going to be migrated from SO to this site? If so, how does that work? Do we have to ask for a specific question to be migrated or do they try to apply some logic based on tags?
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Does this site need a method for inputting simple UML style illustrations?

I realize that there are whole SUITES of software dedicated to just generating UML documents, but sometimes it's nice to be able to just generate a bit of a UML diagram for comparatory purposes. Would ...
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Migration of questions vs. marking duplicate / Is there a facility for marking questions as “Duplicate of SO question”?

I know that there's a facility for requesting a question be migrated (as per this other meta question), but I know in SO itself, there's a feature for marking a question as a duplicate - does anyone ...
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Product-specific questions that could be general

There are a number of questions appearing that are tagged to some specific RDBMS product even though they could be applicable generally. The answers that are voted up or accepted are then usually the ...

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