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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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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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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Is my question appropriate here?

I have a question, but it might be to subjective. So, I thought I'd put it here and ask your opinion. Question: I want to know if there is any reasons at all not to use MySQL in this scenario. 2 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is there any tabular tool in editor?

Is there any table tool or markup which can facilitate user presenting tabular data? As such user need not to combine "-", "+", and "|" to create a visual table like in this post.
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What is the real visitors/day and visitors per day?

From the Database Administrators Area 51 page it says that there are 132 visits/day, but the site itself lists 991 visitors/day in the Site Stats. It would seem that visits/day would be higher than ...
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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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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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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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Synonyms and Redundant Tags

Post synonyms and redundant tags here (one tag set per answer) for us to ponder and potentially edit out of existence.
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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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Are there any regulations on 'right' answers that just contain links?

I asked this question, and the answer provides a link to exactly what I was wanting to know. I'd like to mark his as 'accepted answer', but it seems simply providing a link won't draw people to the ...
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Which color to chose for the dba.exchange site?

I talk about the color that is used as background for questions matching interesting tag. SO uses well I don't know its between red and brown SU uses a kind of blue SF uses some light red I mention ...
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How do we promote our site?

One of the 7 essential meta questions: This is rapidly becoming a hot issue across the entire network: how to promote your site and how to reach out to the experts and pundits in your ...
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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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Should we tag with all terms in a tree?

I've noticed a couple of questions that have all of the tags: oracle oracle-11g oracle-11g-r2 Ideally, the tagging would support hierarchies, and know that 'oracle' is a broader term of 'oracle-11g-...
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STYLE GUIDE: Code formatting expectations and when to complain … aka What's Acceptable for Posting?

Ok, so this is a site that's going to have a lot of SQL. We're going to have people posting all sorts of SQL. So the intent of this post is: "What's acceptable and what's not" SELect * frOM DUAL ...
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Are questions about database design considered appropriate? [duplicate]

Would you consider questions about database design as appropriate for this website?
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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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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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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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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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What constitutes a SQL question? When to tag SQL and when to tag something else?

The question has already arisen (imagine that) and at some point we'll need a faq-like to answer this question, but this is not the FAQ on SQL or on DBA.SE and so we'll start here and we'll make a new ...
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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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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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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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when should the “SQL” tag be used? [closed]

It looks like the SQL tag is used incorrectly for some questions. Should it only be used when the question is really about SQL? Or is it OK to ask it for a question like: How to determine if an ...
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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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Web programming only, or database applications of any stripe?

The DBA title kind of leaves the implication, for me anyway, that the site is aimed primarily at those of us who create and manage databases for online applications and similarly deployed settings. ...
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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?

When I first committed to DBA, it was generically named as "Databases". Now that we have the private beta up and running - what questions are allowed in here ? The site name indicates that 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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Is MS Access on-topic?

I thought about asking a question regarding triggers in MS Access but wasn't sure if that belonged here or not.
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What about business intelligence?

I was wondering if business intelligence has a place on this website. In business intelligence, we can see three or four domains that relate to database expertise: ETL Data warehousing Data modeling ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often

For me this is an absolutely necessary post to get a healthy status. Jeff Atwood post an article about voting. Read: Vote Early, Vote Often. Voting is the secong thing most important to SE sites. ...
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Why Database Administrators?

When I comited to this site, the title was Database. It suddenly became Database Administrators, why that ? Talking about database is not only the administration side it's all the task around also. ...

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