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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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Is DBA the best place for questions related to SQL/DBA tools?

Are questions about configuring or using SQL/DBA tool, such as SQL Studio, SQL Developer, TOAD, or phpMyAdmin, best posted on DBA? If not, what is the best SE site for such? The kind of question I ...
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A quick thought on splitting from SO

I just wanted to say that it was a not-completely-pleasant surprise to realize that this whole other site for database stuff could be taking questions from SO, and that an area I had earned at least ...
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“Database Administrators” needs to die [duplicate]

Every few weeks another sharp poster asks: Why are you asking DBAs about source control? Why are you asking DBAs about performance? Why are you asking DBAs about database design or data warehousing? ...
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How do we define a question as being “too basic”? Where do we draw the line?

It has been suggested that we close 'true beginner questions' as off-topic on this site. Where do we draw the line? For example, should this question be closed (I've voted to close it as off-topic, ...
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We need to formalize a site title/name. Does “Database Administrators” still ring true? [closed]

We had some original thoughts here: Why Database Administrators? but that seems to read more of a "why is this site named this way" and not so much of a "we need this name". So I'm making this thread ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

It's getting close to that time. The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta Quoting: 5) What should our logo and site design look like? This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit ...
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Exclusive Chat session?

Please let me know your thoughts on arranging an exclusive chat session for dbas (dba.stackexchange.com users) to discuss site progress, faq page, tag-wikis and site promotion? EDIT: Chat Session ...
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Do we need to convert FAQ questions like this to Community Wiki?

Here is a sample question. What is Clustered Index? I think this should be a community wiki question, because PO not pointing any particular issues, just want explanation! I'm not sure to make it as ...
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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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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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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.