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Let's burninate the SQL tag!

The sql tag was discussed most recently in Is the [sql] tag useful for DBA.SE? (May 2015). Things have changed, and it is time to revisit this discussion. The most popular views last time were 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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Is the [sql] tag useful for DBA.SE?

Both DBA.SE and Stack Overflow suffer from a similar problem, when users post sql related questions there is a tendency to solely tag the question with sql but exclude the RDBMS. This is great if ...
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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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Should we tag with all terms in a tree?

I've noticed a couple of questions that have all of the tags: oracle oracle-11g oracle-11g-r2 Ideally, the tagging would support hierarchies, and know that 'oracle' is a broader term of 'oracle-11g-...
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Is the homework tag deprecated on DBA.SE?

As the homework tag is officially deprecated on SO, the question arises whether we should follow suit here, on DBA.SE. So, should we?
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when should the “SQL” tag be used? [closed]

It looks like the SQL tag is used incorrectly for some questions. Should it only be used when the question is really about SQL? Or is it OK to ask it for a question like: How to determine if an ...
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Remove [query] as synonym for [sql]

After Steven's question on ssms I was poking around in the tags and realized that query is a synonym for sql. This was done in 2012 and since then there has been, if nothing else, a large increase ...
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Should [database-restore] be a synonym of [restore]?

The tag restore has 461 questions. The tag database-restore has 54 questions but no wiki or excerpt. Furthermore, database-restoring is synonymized into restore. I can't imagine any reason for ...
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Product-specific questions that could be general

There are a number of questions appearing that are tagged to some specific RDBMS product even though they could be applicable generally. The answers that are voted up or accepted are then usually the ...
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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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Tag Cleanup - Vote for the following proposed tag changes

There are several proposed tags changes lingering about here on meta. I thought I'd capture them all here, each one as a separate answer, and let people vote on them. Awaiting Review make database-...
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What Constitutes Proper Editing of Questions and Answers?

Many times I look over some questions and answers and see the following scenarios: Places where spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and format could be improved. Tags that are synonyms only. ...
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Remove tag alias indexed-view for materialized-view

The tag indexed-view is an alias for materialized-view. Which means when posting a question regarding an Oracle materialized view this will be tagged with a tag that refers to a SQL Server technology. ...
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Should we have a tag for MDX? Where do MDX questions belong?

I answered a question today on Stackoverflow that was migrated to DBA.SE. I took a look at the FAQ and see that BI and Data Warehousing are on topic, but basic SQL is not. The question is basic MDX, ...
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No informix tag?

Just asked an informix question here, couldn't tag it as such since the tag doesn't exist (and I don't have enough reputation to create it). Granted, there aren't many Informix questions here, but I ...
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Adjust tag for SQL Server LocalDB

Merge and keep sql-server-localdb since it indicates DBMS, less confusion unless other DBMS has similar editions: sql-localdb sql-server-localdb
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Make sql-developer a synonym of oracle-sql-developer

Make sql-developer a synonym of oracle-sql-developer. "sql-developer" is ambiguous and people have tagged general development questions with that in the past. Asking here instead of in the Tag ...
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Rename [ssms] → [sql-server-management-studio]

I would like to propose renaming the tag for SQL Server Management Studio to use the program's full title. ssms → sql-server-management-studio Presumably the abbreviated tag name was created before ...
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Tag for Ola Hallengren's scripts?

While I have enough rep to create a new tag, I figured this one was worth asking the community about first before creating it. There are plenty of questions regarding Ola Hallengren's solution for ...
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Removing the SQL tag

We have decided to burninate the sql tag by a clear majority (46 to 7 with 750 views): Let's burninate the SQL tag! It is now time to work out the details. I have added an answer below ...
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How should NoSQL questions for specific engines be Tagged

I figure we would want to create the various nosql tags, (eg 'neo4j' from this question: Amount of data per node in Neo4j) This raised the question on how it should be tagged. Should they be tagged ...
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Tagging of query tuning questions

This question made me think of a new tag for 'query-optimization' or 'query-tuning'. However it was pointed out that this type of tag might be a duplicate for other SE sites. To me, it seems 'query' ...
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Should we use the ETL tag narrowly or broadly?

I retagged this (closed) question with etl assuming the tag should cover all (non-SQL) aspects of getting all sorts of data into an RDBMS. There is also this question—the only one tagged data-import ...
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Relational vs. RDBMS vs. Relational-Theory

The relational tag has a description that seems very similar to the rdbms tag, but it seems to be used often in lieu of the relational-theory tag.* Relational short description: Category of ...
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Can we merge the tag [database-trigger] into the tag [trigger]?

I think the tags trigger and database-trigger means the same thing. I suggest we merge database-trigger into the tag trigger.
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Blacklist a tag please devs?

database is really rather pointless on our site. I would just as soon it was never used as a tag, but at the very least, won't you bulk-remove them so I don't have to bump 10 Qs on our slow frontpage?
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Oracle-RAC and RAC Tags

There are questions tagged Oracle-RAC and others tagged RAC. They are both about Oracle Real Application Clusters, so it seems that one should be merged into the other and perhaps a synonym created.
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How do we promote specific databases (or tag areas) here?

I see a TON of questions and answers for SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL, and even Postgres. I do not see a lot of traffic on DB2. I'm sure some of that has to do with demographics and cost and what not. And ...
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Newbie Questions

Over the years (2 years, actually), I have seen many posts where the asker introduces himself/herself as a newbie. Some questions are blantantly easily, others more profound. In either case, here is ...
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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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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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Synonym: table-partitioning -> partitioning

table-partitioning - 38 questions partitioning - 247 questions. Most questions tagged table-partitioning are also tagged partitioning. The current wiki excerpt for partitioning is: "Splitting a ...
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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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Automatically add the versionless RDBMS tag when needed

In this meta post there was an apparent agreement on that we should have questions tagged not only with the actual version of the relevant RDBMS (like postgresql-9.1) but the versionless tag (here ...
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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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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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Adding tags based on my answer

This question came to me when answering this question. The question asks how to handle BCP errors. My answer was to call it from Powershell and use the error handling there. The question didn't ...
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New tag called “subtypes”?

Note: the "subtypes" tag has been created. Now let's see if it gets used. Revised proposal at end. I am proposing a tag to be named "subtype-table-design". This would collect questions relating to ...
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Oracle database questions tagging

I've noticed oracle11gr2 on question Can a Wallet be used with SQL Developer? How?, and probably there will appear the like. Does it make sense to have tag synonyms so that the following tags will ...
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SQL Server AG Listener (tag)

As an example this question was edited and tagged with listener which refers to the Oracle Listener, not SQL Server. In that respect should a tag be created? This may be considered rare cases by some ...
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Frequently misused tags - list here

Apropos of this conversation, I'd like to start up a list of frequently mis-applied tags (e.g. schema being used for data modelling questions that should be tagged database-design). Could we please ...
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A [hint] for a tag synonym

query-hints should probably be a synonym of hints (or the other way round?) But I currently lack the votes to suggest as synonyms.
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Merge crosstab tag into pivot

pivot has 131 questions and crosstab has 12. Are the two tags similar enough to be merged? Or is there any important difference between the two from a tagging perspective? If you think the tags ...
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Too many “Slow performance” meta tags

Do we really need all these different meta tags for "Slow performance" like: performance postgresql-performance query-performance performance-tuning optimization query-optimization slow-...
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Should there be an entity-relationship tag?

In the last few months, more and more database-design questions have been migrated over here to dba. There is an entity-relationship tag over in SO. It's widely used, and I think usefully so. ...
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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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Rename sql-azure tag

Proposing sql-azure be renamed to azure-sql-database There are two quite separate relational database products from Microsoft: Azure SQL Database (the target of this tag) SQL Server Confusion may ...
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When should the ‘rdbms’ tag be applied?

I would assume that the rdbms tag is easily assumed for just about every question on dba.stackexchange.com. For those questions specifically about non-relational DBMSen, the non-relational tag can be ...
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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, ...