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Questions tagged [feature-request]

You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.

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Not dead yet! Repairing damaged external links

It seems sqlblog.com is now sqlblog.org 1.. One effect of this is to break outgoing links from dba.se. In the past, I've tried to be a good netizen 3,4,5,6 and edit posts with dead links to an ...
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Make “log” a synonym of “transaction-log”

I propose making the tag log a synonym of transaction-log. Looking at existing questions, most that use log have the meaning of transaction-log. For those questions about a time-ordered, human-...
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Can we tag 2 right answers?

For example, in this post: What is the best way to put commas into large numbers both answers are right, but slightly different.
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Creation of a DBA.SE-flavored Minimal, Complete, and Viable Example page [duplicate]

All too often I see questions that are vague and just outright difficult to understand. I try to send the OPs to Stack Overflow's MCVE page, but that doesn't seem to work often enough and I wonder if ...
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Add Licensing questions as off-topic on help/on-topic page?

I've seen this question covering why we don't need to add an explicit VtC option to covering licensing questions. However, it would seem to make sense that, if we're going to close questions about ...
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Separate tag for [set-returning-functions]

I noticed that set-returning-functions has been made a synonym of functions. (Paul White♦, Sep 29 at 13:33, if I read https://dba.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms correctly. I am not too happy with ...
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A “draft-box” facility

Would it be possible for users to have a draft (i.e. save before posting) facility on the site? I frequently find myself interrupted in the middle of answers and am obliged to abandon my efforts and ...
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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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Should DBA.META.SE Have a Featured And/Or FAQ Tag

Based on Max Vernon's recent Meta Post request for a MCVE Page in the Help Centre on DBA.SE I initially posted an answer with an alternative idea for making information visible. Because I changed my ...
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Add an MCVE section to our help page?

StackOverflow has a great page in their help section on how to create a minimal, complete, and verifiable, example (MCVE). I think it would be very helpful if we had a similar document showing how ...
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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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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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Suggest tag migration identity -> identity-column

identity is just too vague to be useful as a tag. It refers to Identity Columns, or should. So I think we should migrate it to identity-column (which the SQL spec uses to refer to them). And also ...
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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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Tag nuke mysql-upgrade

Follow the logic of mysql-replication this is a silly compound tag and should be nuked. Make mysql-upgrade a synonym of upgrade
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Tag rename hierarchical -> hierarchy

I suggest renaming the tag hierarchical to hierarchy which is both easier to write and more accepted. hierarchical is the Queen's English. In Murica' we can also spell it hierarchal and this would ...
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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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Self-deleting comments

Would it be possible to allow a commenter to place an expiration date on a comment? I bring this up following a comment I added to this question. The OP had two consecutive comments (6 minutes apart),...
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Get an inbox message for questions, which are on hold

For a question (now deleted), which was put on hold for improvement (too broad), I didn't receive an inbox message. So I discovered the "on hold" very late. Is there a chance to get also 'on hold' ...
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Share accepted answer points

I answered a question today, and a few minutes later, so did a new user (got to review their first post). Since my answer was first, I got the 15 point bonus. I decided I'd like to pass some of those ...
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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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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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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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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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Merge pgAdmin version tags?

We have pgadmin, pgadmin-1.18, pgadmin-3, and pgadmin-4 tags. Should the version tags be made synonyms of pgadmin and merged? Related meta Q & A: PgAdmin Tags should be redone
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Closure reason - “RDBMS Not Specified”

Day after day we see many questions that do not have a RDBMS tagged, which got me thinking (a miracle, I know) - Why don't we have a custom closure reason of "RDBMS Not Specified" added?
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Rename [google-sql-cloud] to [google-cloud-sql]

The proper name of the product is Google Cloud SQL but the tag name is currently google-sql-cloud (wrong) rather than google-cloud-sql (correct). Could you please rename the tag to fix the word order?...
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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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Please add a tag for Google BigQuery

Please add a google-bigquery tag (see tag info on SO). DBA.SE questions that would be covered by this tag include: Aggregating two queries and returning a COUNT of some permutations Alternatives for ...
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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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Displaying tables [duplicate]

The SO documentation site uses some fancy tables to display tabular data (example). DBA.se is badly in need of a nice way of displaying tabular data, and the tables on the documentation site look ...
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Remove the dash from [tag:big-table]

The tag big-table, per its description, refers to Google Bigtable (without a dash). Would it be possible to remove the dash? The current version appears to look like it's referring to "large [...
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Anonymize SQL Code

Once a user of DatabaseAdministrators told me a webservice or something similar that can help to make SQL Code obfuscated so that meaningful/distinctive fields / column names / variables are ...
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Do we need LaTeX here?

I am quite new here, I noticed that there is not LaTeX here in Database Administrators, is there any reason for that? or maybe it will be better if we could use LaTeX. e.g to write stuff like that (...
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Any chance the SO tab format can be implemented on DBA.SE

I actually like the way this was done on SO, any chance this can be implemented on DBA.SE as well?
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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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Why is RDBMS Type not a required field on this exchange?

I haven't been on this stack very long but there seems to be a consistent issue of people not listing their RDBMS platform. Makes answers difficult or irrelevant if submitted. Seems like we need some ...
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Why is there not a way to unflag a post?

I flagged a post, but upon reflection, it should not have been flagged. Is there a way to "un"-flag a post? Shouldn't there be?
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Can we be allowed to choose a suitable forum if DBA.SE is not suitable?

I recently voted to close this post. I wanted to specify that it was off-topic and that it belonged on another StackExchange site (in this case, Information Security). However, I was only allowed the ...
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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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Why do I not get alerts when questions get closed or deleted?

When people comment on or answer a question I post, I get notified via my "inbox". When people up/down vote my question, I get notified via my "achievements" box. Shouldn't I also get notified if a ...
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SQL Snippets on DBA.SE?

Stack Snippets arrived on SO last September and they are great - I love this demo which shows off what you can do with them. They basically bring a subset of JSFiddle into the site, and something ...
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I propose we add a Vote-to-Close reason to handle licensing questions

I would propose the following wording, or some variation there-of: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about licensing. Questions on licensing should be referred to the vendor, and ...
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Can administrators seed DBA with more tags?

I asked this question Does Postgres have a function for converting text into ASCII escaped or HTML escaped text? and was looking to add tags such as conversion, escape, translate, html, ascii and ...
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Can we create a tag for postgres-9.3?

There should be a postgres-9.3 tag for tagging questions, right?
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Is there (or could there be) a mechanism to watch threads/questions?

Is there a mechanism to watch threads (and I don't just mean those that one has started)? For example, I might find a thread in which I'd be interested but don't know enough about to contribute? In ...
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Update of FAQ question “How do I ask a good question”

I am referring to the differences in the FAQ question "How do I ask a good question?" I just saw someone reference the SO version of this FAQ in a question on DBA.SE. I don't know how the FAQ links ...
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New Reason for Rejecting Edits

Question : Selecting data from multiple rows and insert it into a column. @LenHart posted an answer Someone else tried to add to his answer with this edit Edit: The T-SQL (SQL Server) syntax uses ...
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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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(SQL) Titles in caps lock

I am aware of "Whether we should be CAP COPs", however would like to ask for a special exception regarding titles. The reason for this is that for example right now on the entire SE network users see ...