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Should we have Alibaba Cloud specific tags?

The past few weeks I've seen questions specifically about Alibaba Cloud databases (AsparaDB can function as MySQL, SQL Server, or Postgres) both for the first time and seemingly in waves. I'm not sure ...
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Do we need version specific oracle- tags?

Additional to the tag oracle we have the tags oracle-8i, oracle-9i, oracle-10g, oracle-10g-r2, oracle-11g. oracle-11g-r2 All tags contain the statement Please also tag oracle for search purposes. ...
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A convention for RDBMs specific options?

Not sure of the right way to handle this. There are two meanings here, one of them is sql-server specific and it's the quoted_identifer option, see also "What does QUOTED_IDENTIFIERS do, exactly" the ...
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Can we tag a user to get his attention?

Is there any way to tag a user to get his attention in some question? In my case, this question is not getting much attention, so I think people like RolandoMySQLDBA will be able to guide me. Will ...
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Should MySql be tagged as 'oracle'?

MySql is an Oracle product, too, It seems that sometimes questions concerning MySql database are tagged oracle, e.g. here. I this the intended usage of this tag? The description of the oracle tag ...
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Should we create a “what is meltdown/spectre and will it impact my SQL servers” question?

Here is the "canonical" question on the meltdown/spectre vulnerability on InfoSec.SE: Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Can I/should I create a related question on dba.SE, perhaps something like, ...
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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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Why are related / similar questions being closed as duplicates of questions that they aren't duplicate of?

There have now been two questions closed as "duplicate" in the past several days (at least that I have seen) that are definitely not duplicates. Yes, they are similar / related / overlapping, but not ...
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The catalog and system-tables tag?

We have two tags catalogs and system-tables. I do not understand the difference between the two tags -- in part because in PostgreSQL pg_catalog is the schema for the system tables. But, I don't want ...
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Tag merge request osx -> mac-os-x

Anyone able to take care of the merger of osx and mac-os-x and add a synonym from one to the other?
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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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Loading dba.stackexchange.com in Google Chrome causes WebGL error

When I load the https://dba.stackexchange.com site I get an error message in Google Chrome stating: It doesn't always happen. By using a trial and error approach I found out that an error occurs only ...
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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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Unable to add comments for posted question due to javascript error

I'm able to post any question but sometimes unable to add comments to the answers posted and below error message is displayed on the top of the screen. Database Administrators Stack Exchange ...
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The help center does not reflect the new top bar

I'm not sure if we should wait a bit longer until we are absolutely sure that the new top bar is staying in it's current form (such as the dots in the review drop down) but currently the help center ...
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New Review Queue: Faulty Red Dot!

With the new toolbar, sometimes when I check the review queue, I'll see a red dot. However, when I go into the queue, it says that its been cleared. The red dot will persist for a bit afterwards.
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How to delete a question I posted?

I want to delete a question which was posted by me a week before. How do I delete this or who can assist in deleting the question? I have posted a question long time back and still couldn't able to ...
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Can this be removed from hold? If not, what else is needed please?

I've reworded the question to be more specific. If something else is needed, please let me know. New DBA, what are some good ways to organize things to be effective? (Scripts, checklists, and ...
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UI Bug During Review

When reviewing close votes, the pop up that shows reasons to close will sometimes mangle text.
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What's the best way to intermingle code within lists?

Nothing critical about this question, but let's say I have a query... select * from table where formatting = 'well-nigh'; NOTE: I'm including some screenshots from dba.se.com as I don't think dba....
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UI Bug when viewing the Achievements dropdown

When I'm on my profile page and I view the Achievements drop down menu, I get a strange artifact in the overlay(?). It appears to be the progress bar tracking my points to the next site privilege. ...
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Issues Posting Questions?

Was there a problem with the site a few minutes ago? I tried to post a question and received a very terse error message in a red box: An error occurred submitting the question. It happened many ...
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Reinstate the default close reason?

Since we have custom off-topic close reasons: ...we can no longer choose the default off-topic close reason: Question Should we add a new custom close reason that mirrors the default reason text, ...
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Clarification on suggested edits that basically just remove “Thanks!”

I've recently seen a number of edits in the "Suggested Edits" queue that basically involved two changes: Changing "dont" to "don't" (1-3 times per edit); and Removing a closing "Thanks!" from the ...
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Is this question fitting in this section?

Assume the following table. I want to partition it in a way that it never happens to have elements from Field1 and Field2 which are "connected" (i.e. a and 1, a and 2, b and 1) go to a separate ...
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Are SQL Challenges On Topic?

Should SQL challenges (performance-related or otherwise) be considered on topic for this site? By "SQL challenge" I mean attempting to solve a problem using SQL that may not have any immediate, real ...
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How does rep calc work when nearing the 200 daily rep cap?

My rep cap doesn't appear to have been breached, yet I'm not seeing upvotes increase my rep in the past 15 minutes or so. Also, I've used https://dba.stackexchange.com/reputation to check my rep; it ...
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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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Searching my own answers

Is there a way to search answers written by me for specific word/words? I am looking at these because sometimes I look at a question and realize answering similar before and trying to locate that ...
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Change the “add a comment” link text?

There is an active feature request on meta.SE by one of the Community Managers, proposing to change the add a comment text below each post to something that better conveys the intended usage of ...
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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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Commenting on questions you don't intend to answer

I will often take a look at a question, realize that it's not one I'm likely to be able to answer - but still have something useful to offer in comments: a guess at a possible answer (especially ones ...
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Question posted an hour *after* the *most recent visit* by the OP

This question was created 1 hour ago: However, the user's profile shows the "last visit" by the user was 2 hours ago:
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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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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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Disclosures, every post/comment or is profile enough?

Many of you may know that a good portion of those who ask and answer on this site work for companies that may have a hand in different solutions or consulting services that could otherwise sway ...
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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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Score cutoff settings for “unanswered”

I couldn't find an answer to this when I searched the help pages. I was working with a user who posted an unfavorably-received question (current score -6), and tried to help clarify what they were ...
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Should an ORACLE-SPATIAL tag be created?

DBA SE has an ORACLE tag and a SPATIAL tag, but it doesn't have an ORACLE-SPATIAL tag. Sites that that presently have an ORACLE-SPATIAL tag are: Stack Overflow GIS Stack Exchange I think it would ...
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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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What to do with a nearly duplicate question from a sister site that wasn't cross-posted?

This question was asked recently: Specificness of Tablespace There is a nearly identical question that was asked on Stack Overflow 10 years ago here. I don't think that I could provide a better ...
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Edit helpful answer or create new answer?

I recently asked: How to identify cross-database queries in SQL Server And the answer https://dba.stackexchange.com/a/176799/508, was extremely useful in helping me find a solution to the problem and ...
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Rewrite an Answered Question?

So I just asked the following question based on an incorrect assumption: Temp Table Clustered Key Not Being Honored: Bug or Expected Functionality? Martin Smith provided a great answer on why I was ...
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Should one open a new question on DBA if a similar question exists on SO which cannot be migrated?

I was about to ask about AWS migration, but found it addressed on SO. That question is more than 60 days old, and therefore it can't be migrated (I believe). Still, it's a DBA-related question, and ...
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How to follow up on answer with updated code?

I have a question about my Database Administrators Stack Exchange post: Using NEXT clause to set periodic materilized view refresh in oracle and verifying refresh If I want to follow up on my answer ...
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Undo accepted edit back to pending, not full revert

I'm pretty sure that this isn't possible but thought I would ask and maybe possibly consider potentially requesting. Similar to how to undo edits someone else did on my own posts?, I just had an edit ...
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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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how to prevent other people's comments from being deleted?

yesterday (12-jun-2017) I posted 2 questions and none of them was answered directly, however, the comments people posted were very useful and they enlighted me to do what I needed to do with ...

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