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Remove 5 seconds delay to flag comments

Few days ago I was encouraged by a Mod to review and remove the unneeded comments as a maintenance task. FYI, and this goes for everyone, if you have spare cycles it would be appreciated if you could ...
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Magic-link for “Text please, no screencaps”

Can we please get a magic link to refer posters to guidance around using text snippets instead of screencaps or other images. https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/285551/why-not-upload-images-of-...
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Can dark mode be enabled in dba.se?

It it not possible to set dark mode in dba? In stackoverflow, it is possible. Please enable it! I have an eye cataract and the white mode hurts my eyes!
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Feature Request EOL Tags

Feature Request for Tags Some of the tags used on DBA.SE (and possibly other sites) are related to a specific version of a product or exist as part of a certain product. It would be nice to have a ...
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Nuke 'sp_askbrent' tag

That stored procedure doesn't exist anymore and people seem to enjoy tagging both random questions and anything related to sp_blitz with it still. There are only 8 questions using it (aside from the 3 ...
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Adding a Elassandra tag

It seems like we should have an Elassandra tag in here, especially given that it exists on Stack Overflow. Is there any reason why we can't add it in, or why it hasn't been added already? Elassandra ...
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The forum needs a tag for Windows 2019 Server!

I have a question about my Database Administrators Stack Exchange post: MySQL Workbench, Windows Server 2019, MySQL not showing Performance, Information of MySQL Schemas! I tried to use the tag ...
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Can the edit button be hidden if I am unable to edit?

I keep trying to edit meta posts (often just to see how a specific formatting thing is done) but when I click edit it just tells me: Could it be made more obvious that the post can't be edited by me? ...
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Criteria for adding another site to the Closed Vote Site Migration List

After doing some digging (i.e. FAQ for Stack Exchange¹, What is migration and how does it work?², and Can we have an Off-Topic > Belongs on StackOverflow option?³), I'm unable to find any explicitly ...
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Could the editing limit if changing code syntax be reduced from 6 characters

I was editing this answer to change the syntax from := to = and I received a message saying the edit must be at least 6 characters. Could this be changed if editing code syntax?
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Issues about the [unique-key] (sic) tag and its synonyms

I usually come across some questions that include the unique-key tag, and I consider that such an expression is redundant, since a KEY constraint (be it PRIMARY, CANDIDATE or ALTERNATE), by its very ...
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Vote to accept answer?

There are a number of great answers out there that have never been accepted as the answer for whatever reason. Would a new feature that allows high-reputation users to vote to accept the answer after ...
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Please use different color on 'seen' anchor tag

Until recently the color of Questions in the main pages of Questions of dba.stackexchange eg had had significance. Now a Question that I have opened is the same color as one I have not yet looked at. ...
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Can we add text to the effect that ORA-00600 errors are off-topic?

(IMHO) Oracle ORA-00600 errors should be considered off-topic here because they're internal errors and there's very little we can do to diagnose and help people with them. The recommended and best way ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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 ...