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Please can we have markdown tables on dba.se

Several sites have MathJax enabled, so there is obviously some room for site-specific markdown. Therefore please can we have markdown tables here on dba.se? There is an open feature-request for this ...
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Does Pioneers in Database Research have enough significance to warrant a Historical Lock?

I recently came across a question from the nascent era of Database Administrators; it was posted in August of 2011. At that time, the details about what constituted a good question, and what did not, ...
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remove tag [mysqlf] [duplicate]

There is this question which has the tag mysqlf As i can't figure out what mysqlfcan be, in my opinion it is only a typo and should be as such removed. The linked question is also the only one that ...
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Is it worth to reopen an old question that has already been answered?

I have just edited the question Query using LEVENSHTEIN function returning more results than expected [closed] which was already answered before being closed a long time ago (motive: question needs ...
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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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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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Review menu shows red dot, but is empty (again)

Iz is basically like here New Review Queue: Faulty Red Dot! But the queues are all empty But as the the question above is from 2017 it is a new problem probably
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Database Administrators's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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What contributes most: a long answer with more than one way of doing a task or a short answer with the method known to be more professional?

I answered this question using a method that looked ok and solved the user's problem. But later a more experienced user added a comment showing a method that is the solution "by design" and ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Why does the search function not work as advertised?

When you click in the search bar it shows you these hints: I take to understand the highlighted one as this: the phrase in double quotes will search for the exact quoted literal. Not so, as the ...
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Should old questions that have no answers and are “too localized” or “too broad” be closed?

For reference, look at this question: https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/39302/invalid-object-sql-server-2005-express The question appears to be abandoned, and offers no real help to future ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. DBA is scheduled for an election next week, October 12, 2020. In ...
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Spam flag declined on strange answer

I reviewed late answers and got shown an answer that only had gibberish in it, no coherent answer whatsoever (first I thought ok a test maybe) and flagged it as spam. Now I got the flag declined, but ...
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Featured Text links highjacked

In this answer, I attempt to add a link with a "scroll-to-text" anchor https://www.postgresql.org/docs/13/release-13.html#:~:text=Allow%20ROW%20expressions%20to%20have%20their%20members%...
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You can accept your own answer tomorrow

So I have this Q and somebody else had a nice A. Didn't exactly solve my issue, but put me on the right track. I upvoted their answer and was prompted immediately by the site to consider marking the ...
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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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Rendering/markdown bug with bullet and code formatting

This answer https://dba.stackexchange.com/a/274813 originally contained formatting like: - LOG: could not receive data from client: which renders (as intended) in preview as: but when posted ...
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Asking query performance questions

What information should be provided when asking how to improve the performance of a query?
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Is the comment-only answer acceptable?

Today I ran across this question, which I think is a pretty good example of a situation where a full answer may not be warranted. It was a bit messy in the original edit, but there was a correct (if ...
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You can only post once every 40 minutes

In both https://dba.stackexchange.com/ & https://dba.meta.stackexchange.com/, I tried to post a new question. After I clicked Post your question, the system said A question with that title already ...
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Sensitive Words policy

Recently in the Suggested Edits Review Queue, there was a spate of edits changing only master/slave verbiage to primary/secondary. In the absence of other improvements to a post, should we accept or ...
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Why do people “answer” without reading the question here?

It happens again and again. No matter how crystal-clear I am, explicitly mentioning things, the answers/comments will clearly show that the person typing them did not read the question. They either ...
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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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Bug? A closed-as-dupe question does not have a link to the dupe

Here's what I see when I open this question Notice there's no link to the dupe after "This question already exists". The comment with the link is also gone. This looks like a bug, as the question as ...
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The Ads display screen still restricts the ads to 220px

Out of curiosity I clicked on the link to view the ads: https://dba.meta.stackexchange.com/ads/display/2436 The first thing I noticed was they all looked squished. I confirmed in my browser that they ...
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Is a display name sufficient disclosure?

I just raised a flag for "moderator attention" on this answer with the following message This answer from a Microsoft employee recommends Azure without any kind of disclosure of conflict of ...
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Possibility to use typesetting on Database Administrator site [duplicate]

Though not daily, from time to time it would be really nice to be able to use typesetting (like MathML, Latex, etc) to be able to express formulas etc for theoretical stuff. In the long run, I think ...
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Top Answers, anyone transferring Q&A?

I just became aware of https://topanswers.xyz/databases via a conversation on a sister SE site. I see several familiar names over there. I have not really looked around much, it is different but it ...
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Is DBA a place for homework questions?

Is asking homework questions allowed or should it be allowed/tolerated in dba.stackexchange.com? Is there a guideline for this in stackexchange?
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z-index(?) problem while reviewing

Some elements of the underlying page are visible inside the "review box" at the top of the page while reviewing.
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AppArmour question - why was it closed?

This questions was recently closed: MySQL was stopped As you can see, the close notice says it's off-topic and too localized. Does that mean all questions where the problem turns out to be related ...
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Would an “all-servers” tag be appropriate/welcome?

I'm planning on asking a question. Now, while I plan to put PostgreSQL as the "major" server for the question, there is no reason (and I am interested) that replies for other servers couldn't be ...
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Time vindicates those that are right and righteous, like me

I just wanted to share a story, my narrative on this network. In Sep 27 '17, I asked a question about how SQL Server implemented GREATEST and LEAST. This question was largely rejected by the network. ...
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Complain on moderator Paul White's violating privacy and suffocating speech

I am complaining https://dba.stackexchange.com/users/1192/paul-white-9. As Paul White ordered us not to continue some discussion earlier, I stopped. But some user started doxing my other accounts, ...
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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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Can we burninate the [truncation] tag?

truncation has 13 questions today. Some are about rounding numbers. Others about truncating strings. There are questions about log truncation. And of course the one most obvious to me, about table ...
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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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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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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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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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wide text leads to bad UI

Did you just now push a UI change? Wide text in a query pushes the entire body to overlap (underneath) the righthand nav column. Example: MySQL query very slow with multiple concurrent users in a ...
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Is there a canonical list of Magic Links?

Recently I learned "Magic Links" are a thing Paul White: Magic links now work e.g. [mcve] and [example] and [repro] for the new help page Jul 10 9:45 PM This is awesome, but I have a nagging ...
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Should Stack Overflow provide hints on asking at DBA?

I just posted a question on meta.stackoverflow.com suggesting that it should provide a hint to questioners that they should ask in dba.SE instead, perhaps trying to use AI technology to detect the ...
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Why is there no option to flag Answers posted as Comments?

Often I see Answers posted as Comments - sometimes I will add a comment asking the user to add an answer themselves, but this is usually ignored. Posting Answers as Comments clearly impacts the site ...
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Do I misunderstand the “too localized” close reason?

During review, I see that a lot of people vote to close questions as “too localized” when I would think they are actually too broad. One example is here. There is no typo, basic error, ...
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Why is there a difference between my reputations in the menu bar and whats in My Communities list?

Right now I am confused with the fact that I have 237 points or reputations I am seeing at the top right of the Database Administrators forum, but in YOUR COMMUNITIES list it says 172.
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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It has been a great privilege to serve this amazing community as moderator. Thank you

Today I'm handing back the diamond you gave me in 2011. Some of you will not understand or agree with my reasons for doing so, but the nature of the community we have on this exceptional site leaves ...

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