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Are these actual calcutated numbers?

When I look at link to aerea 51 I see some numbers which ate obviously actual e.g. days in beta and currently 26 users with 200+ rep. But questions per day shows 7.9 and that seems to be too low. ...
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What happens after the first one votes for close?

Will moderators or high reputation users get a message or waits the system silently until the necessary number of close votes is reached ?
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How where the current temporary moderators determined?

Today I notices that we must have some moderators on this site, as on of the questions was closed. So by now we know some or most of the current moderators. How did they become moderators?
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STYLE GUIDE: Code formatting expectations and when to complain ... aka What's Acceptable for Posting?

Ok, so this is a site that's going to have a lot of SQL. We're going to have people posting all sorts of SQL. So the intent of this post is: "What's acceptable and what's not" SELect * frOM DUAL ...
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Potential bug - incorrect view post

I'm sorry if meta isn't the proper place to post bug reports (please correct me if it's not!). But I recently added a question and it was upvoted. But it's saying there are 0 views of the topic: Is ...
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Are questions about database design considered appropriate? [duplicate]

Would you consider questions about database design as appropriate for this website?
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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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Oracle BI Publisher - appropriate or not?

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-publisher/index.html In my previous company we (DBA+Dev team) got involved with this product. I think it's more likely to end up in SO, but believe it ...
Sebastian Roth's user avatar
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Migration of questions vs. marking duplicate / Is there a facility for marking questions as "Duplicate of SO question"?

I know that there's a facility for requesting a question be migrated (as per this other meta question), but I know in SO itself, there's a feature for marking a question as a duplicate - does anyone ...
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Does this site need a method for inputting simple UML style illustrations?

I realize that there are whole SUITES of software dedicated to just generating UML documents, but sometimes it's nice to be able to just generate a bit of a UML diagram for comparatory purposes. Would ...
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What constitutes a SQL question? When to tag SQL and when to tag something else?

The question has already arisen (imagine that) and at some point we'll need a faq-like to answer this question, but this is not the FAQ on SQL or on DBA.SE and so we'll start here and we'll make a new ...
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Would a question about the Philosophy of Data be appropriate?

My current research topic is exploring the various philosophies of data found around databases, database designs, designers, and clients. What would be the best way to word such a question for this ...
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User page is displaying "funny"

I've seen the below on the users page a few times in the last day. If I'm remembering correctly it was consistantly the top 3 or four users in the third column. It looks like the top 3 display over ...
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Questions about books and blogs during beta?

Do you think questions about blogs and other assorted "what should we read" content are appropriate during the site beta? Do they attract experts to the site? Now that the site is no longer in ...
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Please, fix the broken windows

If we let "broken windows" visible now, this site will pass the wrong message to new users and permanently will need to handling broken windows. We must give the right tone to the site, this is the ...
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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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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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Web programming only, or database applications of any stripe?

The DBA title kind of leaves the implication, for me anyway, that the site is aimed primarily at those of us who create and manage databases for online applications and similarly deployed settings. ...
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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 ...
Sathyajith Bhat's user avatar
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Are DB questions going to be migrated from SO?

Are DB questions going to be migrated from SO to this site? If so, how does that work? Do we have to ask for a specific question to be migrated or do they try to apply some logic based on tags?
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Question asked but it isn't showing up under "Questions"

I asked a question about 1 minute ago and it isn't showing up under "Questions" with no filters on. It does show in my profile as being asked. Is this a cache issue on a server?
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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.
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What about business intelligence?

I was wondering if business intelligence has a place on this website. In business intelligence, we can see three or four domains that relate to database expertise: ETL Data warehousing Data modeling ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often

For me this is an absolutely necessary post to get a healthy status. Jeff Atwood post an article about voting. Read: Vote Early, Vote Often. Voting is the secong thing most important to SE sites. ...
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Why Database Administrators?

When I comited to this site, the title was Database. It suddenly became Database Administrators, why that ? Talking about database is not only the administration side it's all the task around also. ...
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