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Where are questions on specific SQL code on-topic? [duplicate]

It seems that in some ways there is a certain overlap regarding questions over code. For example my recent question over on stackoverflow: here However, there are also very similar questions on this ...
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Draw attention to a database-centric question in a different SE community?

I have a question in the Geographic Information Systems SE community that is directly related to databases. Us non-DBAs are a bit confused about primary key constraints. (As insane as it might sound, ...
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DBA SE graphic design: Who did it, and what else have they done?

I've always enjoyed the graphic design of the DBA SE header: Who made it and what else have they done? I like it and want to see more.
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How to include a detailed response to a detailed answer

I have a question (Cross join on a numbers table to get line vertices, is there a better way?) where I received a very thorough/detailed answer. The answer wasn't so much an answer as it was a series ...
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PgAdmin Tags should be redone

pgadmin vs pgadmin-3 There are two seperate products PgAdmin 3. PgAdmin 4. PgAdmin doesn't currently mean anything until PgAdmin 3 dies off. As you may know, many of us from the pgAdmin team ...
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Merge tag:postgresql-performance with tag:query-performance?

The postgresql-performance is well looked after by an excellent Postgres contributor, but it's just a special case of query-performance applied to a specific RDBMS. I feel that it should be merged, ...
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Tag synonyms and edits [duplicate]

Is this edit correct? https://dba.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/87614 I thought that sql-server-2008 automatically includes sql-server tag? Or was I wrong?
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How is misinformation moderated?

I see a number of questions on this site with incorrect answers. The incorrect answers are the most up-voted ones and sometimes even accepted by the original posters. In all of these instances the '...
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Comment of OP fundamental to question

When comments made by OP become a fundamental, substantial or integral part of the question, how should moderators/participants notify the OP that the comments should be added to the original question?...
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A new fiddle for dba.se

Update Jan 2020: Please note, the place for reporting db<>fiddle bugs and feature requests is now on this TopAnswers post pending a future move to a GitHub issue tracker!. SQLFiddle has been an ...
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Is there any way to fix reputation mechanics here?

I have only tried answering questions here for a few days. But I am troubled by the mechanics of the site. So far I've answered 36 questions. Of those 2 were accepted as the correct answer, 7 have ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

Rather than assume I understand the reason that my answer was deleted, I wanted to just post it here and open it up to public scrutiny. Special note: my answer used the non-deprecated method. It was ...
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Policy on PostgreSQL spin-offs

greenplum and postgresql needs to be cleaned up. My suggestion is that we not permit double-tagging. postgresql should not exist on greenplum questions. The architectures are totally different, And, ...
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Add tag for vNext?

Microsoft is referring to their upcoming version of SQL Server as "vNext". Should we add vnext? I think the transient nature of the word "next" indicates this would be a bad candidate tag since ...
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Closing questions … what's the policy as it pertains to this one?

I had a question it was pretty simple and clean cut. None of the comments were on clarity of the question at hand. I asked, How can I generate a row_number without using a window function? The ...
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Merge date, time and datetime tags

While editing/tagging a question, I noticed that the datetime tag has this info: for questions specific to data types that contain both date and time parts. which seems wrong to me. Seeing a "...
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Do we accept database comparison questions or are they offtopic?

This is not the same as: Should we allow, even encourage, "feature comparison style" questions? Do we want to support questions such as: MySQL vs MariaDB Postgres vs MySQL Oracle vs MSSQL ...
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I just got two hats, why?

I just received two Hats, but I'm not sure what I did to get them. Not that I don't want them, just curious. Especially since I got them on a site I'm not too active on. Following are the Hats: Just ...
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Tag suggestion: mtime-row

A lot of questions involve the same thing PostgreSQL: Auto update updated_at with custom column Create a trigger on all the last_modified columns in PostgreSQL how to update column on same row with ...
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When is it prudent to start a chat?

I've seen a number of questions with comments ranging in the 10s and higher. In a very small subset of these, I occasionally see someone open up a chat regarding the conversation within the question'...
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Adding ERP specific tags

I have been seeing some ERP specific questions on the site, which may require a bit of specific domain knowledge such as this one: Slow without recompile or this one: SQL perf issue - configure server ...
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Why is this question closed?

This question makes perfect sense, How do I select distinct json columns? It's not my question, but it's totally valid. I even answered it.
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Split the “master” tag?

On Q&A there's a tag master. This is used for both the leader in replication and the SQL Server instance metadata database. These two are significantly different. Should we have separate tags for ...
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To blog or not to blog?

I'm sorry, but our blog is something we hardly ever talk about around here. http://dba.blogoverflow.com/2012/06/help-us-help-you/ Have you ever seen this post? Isn't it helpful? Well, there's this ...
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dba.BlogOverflow.com — migrate or freeze? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange is going to be discontinuing the BlogOverflow.com website for community blogs. We could migrate the few posts we had to another blogging platform, or (iiuc) it can just be converted to ...
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Cleaning up rejected migrations

The system does not automatically clean up rejected migrations (questions sent here from another site, then closed here as anything except a duplicate). Since rejected migrations are locked by ...
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I have selected an answer, but my requirements have changed

I recently posted a question here that garnered a couple nice answers. I selected the best one that worked and went on my merry way. Now, however, my requirements have changed slightly, but enough ...
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Achievements hint when putting a bounty on a question

I recently put a 50 rep bounty on one of my questions, and today when I looked at the achievements menu item to the right of the "Stack Exchange" I saw a red -40 as one of the items. I know now that ...
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Burninate the [dba] and [database-administration] tags?

The database-administration and dba tags are used on 1039 and 148 questions respectively. They seem useless to me (on a site called Database Administrators) but I am curious as to how others feel. ...
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Reopen should require a reason

This question appeared in the reopen queue today. It's hard to know why someone has voted for this question to be reopened. It could be that something has changed with the product and the question is ...
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Partial answer while getting clarification

This answer got a vote to delete based on partial answer Question was clear on one area not on another I put in a request for information via a comment And I went ahead and answered the part that ...
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Are questions about online database tools on topic?

I have questions about the online database tool Fieldbook. I've tried Webapp.SE before but the userbase over there didn't show any interest about it. Is dba.SE a proper place to ask questions about ...
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How can a sql plan be converted to a graphics file

I want to convert a SQL Server execution plan (sqlplan) to a graphics file so that it can be easily shown to others. I could not find a utility to convert a sqlplan file to an image file. Is there a ...
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Why are there so many database questions on StackOverflow and when should they be posted here instead?

This is a pretty straightforward meta question (I hope). Why are there so many database questions in StackOverflow and when should they be posted here instead? What is the criteria for when it goes ...
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Documentation beta

I see that the Documentation Beta is now live. Is this going to get pushed to DBA.se at any point, or is it going to only live on Stack Overflow?
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'database-agnostic' tag should be 'dbms-agnostic'

I had a recent question tagged with database-agnostic and I thought, that's strange, couldn't most questions be similarly tagged? Put another way, wouldn't a question about a specific database be off-...
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What is our stance on questions asking about a program in beta version?

What is our stance on questions asking about a program in beta version? Are they on-topic or off-topic?
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Why was my “not an answer” flag declined? The “answer” amounts to “thanks”

Here's the link to the answer in question. The first phrase is literally Thank you for the tip, this is exactly what I was looking for. The second phrase contains a code fragment that does not ...
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Why was that question about a database administration GUI closed?

I wonder why the following question got closed: How can I disable the fade in and fade out effects in pgAdmin 4 when opening windows? Aren't questions about database administration GUI on-topic here? ...
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If an answer has more upvotes than my chosen answer should I change my chosen answer for the sake of readers in the future?

I have a question HERE which has more up-votes for an answer I have not chosen than the answer I have. What I want to know is if an answer has more up-votes than my chosen answer should I change my ...
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Link to chat discussion gives 404 after undeleting the room

It looks like Paul White cleaned up (deleted) some comments on my old question, replacing them with a link to the old chat. The link to the chat discussion looks reasonable: http://chat.stackexchange....
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Why do I want follow different communities in StackExchange

For my curiosity, I found StackExchange Database Administrators has groups or communities such as Database Administrators and Database Administrators Meta. What is the difference between both ...
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Should we change the formatting of backtick markdown elements?

At the moment, backtick markdown elements are rendered with a grey background. This can get a little jarring when used frequently, for example: I have a table Widgets with columns, WidgetID, Name, ...
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How to start a chat?

Sometimes, when I post a question, someone might come and post a comment, that does not necessarily belong to the context. I would like then, to reply in a chat room, rather than another comment. ...
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Should I flag these two very low quality questions with the same template from two different users?

Today I saw these two questions. They are IMHO very low quality/effort ones, but may be "fixed" with a few comments and right response from OPs. But looking at them together, they are two variants of ...
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Why is my question being flagged so much?

My question doesn't see terrible to me at all and I would think that I could get a few really good answers that are different but not so many that it would be like this one. What makes my question ...
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Is it acceptable to link to a specific question that I think should be flagged?

I have been down voted a couple times for asking a broad question that I think is fine--a few times, so I keep going back to make changes until it's a better question. I'm bringing that up to point ...
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Data Analyst Questions

From what I've seen, this site seems to be all about data, but there's a stigmata about asking questions not directly related to administration of those databases. The on-topic help page mentions ...
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Are two answers by a single person on one question A Good Thing™?

I know there is an "official" StackExchange meta-post already concerning this question, however I think it would be suitable to have our own post that reflects our position. This really excellent ...

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