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Editing other people's answers

I'm new on this forum and I'm learning new things everyday (which is great!), and I am also learning about how to behave on this forum so here's a question about etiquette and all that, specifically ...
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Do we only allow questions written in English?

Based off of como evitar que pgadmin III se desconecte de postgresql cada 15 minutos aproximadamente? Would you vote to close? Ask to be translated? Let it stay?
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Should hyper link domain be in the body of the text

There have been a number of edits where hyperlink text has been edited to something like anchors words | target domain Here is one example, in the first line of the question. What does the ...
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PostgreSQL RULE tag?

While doing some research for a question, I realized that RULE is a PostgreSQL extension and not part of the SQL standard. However there doesn't appear to be a tag for RULES on this site, there are a ...
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How to use the Form - Answer Your Question

There is a button on this form "Answer Your Question" How is this used? and What is its intent? Is it an option when I come-up with a solution to my own question that I post it?
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Brighter Yellow for CSS Style Element .question-status

I was recently reading a question that was put on hold due to ..... and realised that authors may not be aware that their question is actually in a non-open state. The information box is displayed in ...
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Format for data - SQL Server

I would like to suggest we have page for how to present test data. It would need to be product specific. My object is to be able to run the data against proposed solution(s) with the least ...
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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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“Shopping List” vs “Does It Exist”?

This question currently has two votes to be closed as a "shopping list" question. Technically, however, this is not a question as to what among several products is recommended/the best (called out ...
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How to Use Stackexchange Formatting When Revising Questions and Answers [closed]

Every now and then I will stumble across questions and answers that have some weird formatting in the text after having been revised. Or they will have been reasonably formatted text bodies before, ...
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Is this a suitable site to ask about database schema on platforms such as Salesforce?

I've checked some questions such as: Is it appropriate to ask for database design review here? Is it appropriate to ask for tips on data architecture here? And while I can see that database design ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Should we have Alibaba Cloud specific tags?

The past few weeks I've seen questions specifically about Alibaba Cloud databases (AsparaDB can function as MySQL, SQL Server, or Postgres) both for the first time and seemingly in waves. I'm not sure ...
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Do we need version specific oracle- tags?

Additional to the tag oracle we have the tags oracle-8i, oracle-9i, oracle-10g, oracle-10g-r2, oracle-11g. oracle-11g-r2 All tags contain the statement Please also tag oracle for search purposes. ...
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A convention for RDBMs specific options?

Not sure of the right way to handle this. There are two meanings here, one of them is sql-server specific and it's the quoted_identifer option, see also "What does QUOTED_IDENTIFIERS do, exactly" the ...
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Should MySql be tagged as 'oracle'?

MySql is an Oracle product, too, It seems that sometimes questions concerning MySql database are tagged oracle, e.g. here. I this the intended usage of this tag? The description of the oracle tag ...
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Should we create a “what is meltdown/spectre and will it impact my SQL servers” question?

Here is the "canonical" question on the meltdown/spectre vulnerability on InfoSec.SE: Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Can I/should I create a related question on dba.SE, perhaps something like, ...
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Why are related / similar questions being closed as duplicates of questions that they aren't duplicate of?

There have now been two questions closed as "duplicate" in the past several days (at least that I have seen) that are definitely not duplicates. Yes, they are similar / related / overlapping, but not ...
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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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Encouraging comments when casting close vote

In the past few weeks, I've been noticing a number of questions in the "Close Vote" queue that already have 3 or 4 close votes - but no one has taken the time to leave a comment to indicate the ...
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(your) suggested edits

How do I get a list of all of my suggested edits across the stack exchange network? On the stackexchange user panel e.g. https://stackexchange.com/users/4338618/mpag?tab=accounts, you CAN search all ...
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Reinstate the default close reason?

Since we have custom off-topic close reasons: ...we can no longer choose the default off-topic close reason: Question Should we add a new custom close reason that mirrors the default reason text, ...
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Clarification on suggested edits that basically just remove “Thanks!”

I've recently seen a number of edits in the "Suggested Edits" queue that basically involved two changes: Changing "dont" to "don't" (1-3 times per edit); and Removing a closing "Thanks!" from the ...
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Is this question fitting in this section?

Assume the following table. I want to partition it in a way that it never happens to have elements from Field1 and Field2 which are "connected" (i.e. a and 1, a and 2, b and 1) go to a separate ...
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Are SQL Challenges On Topic?

Should SQL challenges (performance-related or otherwise) be considered on topic for this site? By "SQL challenge" I mean attempting to solve a problem using SQL that may not have any immediate, real ...
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Change the “add a comment” link text?

There is an active feature request on meta.SE by one of the Community Managers, proposing to change the add a comment text below each post to something that better conveys the intended usage of ...
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Commenting on questions you don't intend to answer

I will often take a look at a question, realize that it's not one I'm likely to be able to answer - but still have something useful to offer in comments: a guess at a possible answer (especially ones ...
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Closing questions of the same pattern or answering them for the use case?

I was just about to answer this question when it was closed. I'm cool with it being closed, but I think we should have some unified stance regarding lumping together questions by pattern. A lot of ...
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Disclosures, every post/comment or is profile enough?

Many of you may know that a good portion of those who ask and answer on this site work for companies that may have a hand in different solutions or consulting services that could otherwise sway ...
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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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Should an ORACLE-SPATIAL tag be created?

DBA SE has an ORACLE tag and a SPATIAL tag, but it doesn't have an ORACLE-SPATIAL tag. Sites that that presently have an ORACLE-SPATIAL tag are: Stack Overflow GIS Stack Exchange I think it would ...
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is there a way to monitor the progress we make towards a badge we already achieved, considering the badge can be awarded multiple times?

there are some badges that can be awarded multiple times. when I choose another badge to monitor, those I have already achieved, even if they say they can be awarded multiple times, are not available ...
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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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Edit helpful answer or create new answer?

I recently asked: How to identify cross-database queries in SQL Server And the answer https://dba.stackexchange.com/a/176799/508, was extremely useful in helping me find a solution to the problem and ...
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Rewrite an Answered Question?

So I just asked the following question based on an incorrect assumption: Temp Table Clustered Key Not Being Honored: Bug or Expected Functionality? Martin Smith provided a great answer on why I was ...
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Should one open a new question on DBA if a similar question exists on SO which cannot be migrated?

I was about to ask about AWS migration, but found it addressed on SO. That question is more than 60 days old, and therefore it can't be migrated (I believe). Still, it's a DBA-related question, and ...
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Undo accepted edit back to pending, not full revert

I'm pretty sure that this isn't possible but thought I would ask and maybe possibly consider potentially requesting. Similar to how to undo edits someone else did on my own posts?, I just had an edit ...
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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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how to prevent other people's comments from being deleted?

yesterday (12-jun-2017) I posted 2 questions and none of them was answered directly, however, the comments people posted were very useful and they enlighted me to do what I needed to do with ...
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Tag cleanup: migration

The tag migration is currently not very useful as it collides with many other more specific tags (viz installation, configuration, etl, upgrade), and obscures a class of questions it could otherwise ...
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Who deletes my comments and why? [duplicate]

I've noticed recently that a number of my comments on various questions and answers were deleted. The most recent example is my comment on this question. The comment contained a quote from Wikipedia ...
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Move tags to below title instead of at end of question

Ever had this feeling that you're missing some information when you're reading through a question? Well I do too. You start reading this really long question only to find out that some specific ...
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How to ask a question when unable to reveal table data/structure

I recently asked a question about a Full Text Search to find out if anyone had experience or tips on how to handle a wildcard search (was about one wildcard on each side of the search string, making ...
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What's wrong with this database recommendation question?

A while ago I asked this database recommendation question and it was immediately downvoted/flagged. I've edited it several times to try to clarify what I'm asking, but no matter how I try to explain ...
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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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How to add image in comment section?

If I look at the help under comment section it mentioned ctrl+i will let me insert an image. It does not work for me. What am I doing wrong?
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Policy Change : Disallow unregistered users from asking/answering questions?

I'm just wondering why unregistered users are allowed to ask questions? And then I keep on wondering and think: Why are unregistered users allowed to answer questions? IMHO it might be more adequate ...
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Dummy Tables for examples

I want to ask a question on this site. The good news. It is just a simple question which needs a 1:N relation. To make the question easier to understand I want to add this: CREATE TABLE ... INSERT ....
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How 'Off-Topic' can someone go

I was just checking my answer/reply history and noticed Select using a different value than id on join became Closed as 'Off Topic'. Tag reads "this could be because your code has a typo, basic error,...
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Questions posed by brand-new members that are abandoned

First post on meta so, if i'm "doin' it wrong", I apologize. I wanted to ask about the handling of questions with the following conditions: Question raised by brand new member ( < 10 reputation? )...

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