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tag creation request: [cockroachdb]

Hi I spent a long time writing up a question and was eventually dismayed to see "You can't post this question because you need 300 rep to create tags cockroachdb, kubernetes, port-forward". I looked ...
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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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Who deletes my comments and why? [duplicate]

I've noticed recently that a number of my comments on various questions and answers were deleted. The most recent example is my comment on this question. The comment contained a quote from Wikipedia ...
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Move tags to below title instead of at end of question

Ever had this feeling that you're missing some information when you're reading through a question? Well I do too. You start reading this really long question only to find out that some specific ...
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How to ask a question when unable to reveal table data/structure

I recently asked a question about a Full Text Search to find out if anyone had experience or tips on how to handle a wildcard search (was about one wildcard on each side of the search string, making ...
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What's wrong with this database recommendation question?

A while ago I asked this database recommendation question and it was immediately downvoted/flagged. I've edited it several times to try to clarify what I'm asking, but no matter how I try to explain ...
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What is the correct way to downvote

I did down vote an answer with comments. I get -1 reputation. That is not my primary concern, I am just trying to understand the correct way of down vote.
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Wrong shortcut key information in Help Center

The Markdown help page of the Help Center contains a misleading piece of information about a shortcut key. It says in the Images section: You can also press CTRL+I to insert an image. However, in ...
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How to add image in comment section?

If I look at the help under comment section it mentioned ctrl+i will let me insert an image. It does not work for me. What am I doing wrong?
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Community Bot Logic: Bumping Question to Homepage

Often times I see questions bumped to the homepage by the Community Bot and don't bat an eyelash, but the question SQL Server Database Mirroring : strange client application behavior upon failover, ...
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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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Dummy Tables for examples

I want to ask a question on this site. The good news. It is just a simple question which needs a 1:N relation. To make the question easier to understand I want to add this: CREATE TABLE ... INSERT ....
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Merge pgAdmin version tags?

We have pgadmin, pgadmin-1.18, pgadmin-3, and pgadmin-4 tags. Should the version tags be made synonyms of pgadmin and merged? Related meta Q & A: PgAdmin Tags should be redone
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How 'Off-Topic' can someone go

I was just checking my answer/reply history and noticed Select using a different value than id on join became Closed as 'Off Topic'. Tag reads "this could be because your code has a typo, basic error,...
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Closure reason - “RDBMS Not Specified”

Day after day we see many questions that do not have a RDBMS tagged, which got me thinking (a miracle, I know) - Why don't we have a custom closure reason of "RDBMS Not Specified" added?
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Questions posed by brand-new members that are abandoned

First post on meta so, if i'm "doin' it wrong", I apologize. I wanted to ask about the handling of questions with the following conditions: Question raised by brand new member ( < 10 reputation? )...
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Where are questions on specific SQL code on-topic? [duplicate]

It seems that in some ways there is a certain overlap regarding questions over code. For example my recent question over on stackoverflow: here However, there are also very similar questions on this ...
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Question Migration, and question ban information requested

"Community" moved my question ASP.NET Core - Application not connecting to database after publishing to SO from DB. The bases of placing on DB was because it still involved "Advanced Programming in ...
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Draw attention to a database-centric question in a different SE community?

I have a question in the Geographic Information Systems SE community that is directly related to databases. Us non-DBAs are a bit confused about primary key constraints. (As insane as it might sound, ...
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DBA SE graphic design: Who did it, and what else have they done?

I've always enjoyed the graphic design of the DBA SE header: Who made it and what else have they done? I like it and want to see more.
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How to include a detailed response to a detailed answer

I have a question (Cross join on a numbers table to get line vertices, is there a better way?) where I received a very thorough/detailed answer. The answer wasn't so much an answer as it was a series ...
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PgAdmin Tags should be redone

pgadmin vs pgadmin-3 There are two seperate products PgAdmin 3. PgAdmin 4. PgAdmin doesn't currently mean anything until PgAdmin 3 dies off. As you may know, many of us from the pgAdmin team ...
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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, ...
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Tag synonyms and edits [duplicate]

Is this edit correct? https://dba.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/87614 I thought that sql-server-2008 automatically includes sql-server tag? Or was I wrong?
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How is misinformation moderated?

I see a number of questions on this site with incorrect answers. The incorrect answers are the most up-voted ones and sometimes even accepted by the original posters. In all of these instances the '...
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Comment of OP fundamental to question

When comments made by OP become a fundamental, substantial or integral part of the question, how should moderators/participants notify the OP that the comments should be added to the original question?...
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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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Is there any way to fix reputation mechanics here?

I have only tried answering questions here for a few days. But I am troubled by the mechanics of the site. So far I've answered 36 questions. Of those 2 were accepted as the correct answer, 7 have ...
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Error with link text at the bottom of the post

I have a question about my Database Administrators Stack Exchange post: Microsoft SQL database table size Hi, just letting you know there is a problem with the linking text at the bottom of posts: ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

Rather than assume I understand the reason that my answer was deleted, I wanted to just post it here and open it up to public scrutiny. Special note: my answer used the non-deprecated method. It was ...
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Unable to edit a previous answer

Getting redirected to 400 Bad request Your browser sent an invalid request. Whenever I try and post the answer... Is this happening to others? This is for: Add article to transactional ...
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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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Add tag for vNext?

Microsoft is referring to their upcoming version of SQL Server as "vNext". Should we add vnext? I think the transient nature of the word "next" indicates this would be a bad candidate tag since ...
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Non-english objects' name

I'd like to ask a question about a performance issue I'm facing. However my application was built in Portuguese, so my table and columns names are in Portuguese. Should I translate the tables and ...
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Closing questions … what's the policy as it pertains to this one?

I had a question it was pretty simple and clean cut. None of the comments were on clarity of the question at hand. I asked, How can I generate a row_number without using a window function? The ...
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Post edited by others but OP not notified

When posts are edited by others, the OP gets a notification in the Inbox. This post was edited about an hour ago (20:50:02Z): revision 3 but the latest notification in my Inbox is from 12 hours ago. ...
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Merge date, time and datetime tags

While editing/tagging a question, I noticed that the datetime tag has this info: for questions specific to data types that contain both date and time parts. which seems wrong to me. Seeing a "...
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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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I just got two hats, why?

I just received two Hats, but I'm not sure what I did to get them. Not that I don't want them, just curious. Especially since I got them on a site I'm not too active on. Following are the Hats: Just ...
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Tag suggestion: mtime-row

A lot of questions involve the same thing PostgreSQL: Auto update updated_at with custom column Create a trigger on all the last_modified columns in PostgreSQL how to update column on same row with ...
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When is it prudent to start a chat?

I've seen a number of questions with comments ranging in the 10s and higher. In a very small subset of these, I occasionally see someone open up a chat regarding the conversation within the question'...
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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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Why is this question closed?

This question makes perfect sense, How do I select distinct json columns? It's not my question, but it's totally valid. I even answered it.
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Split the “master” tag?

On Q&A there's a tag master. This is used for both the leader in replication and the SQL Server instance metadata database. These two are significantly different. Should we have separate tags for ...
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To blog or not to blog?

I'm sorry, but our blog is something we hardly ever talk about around here. http://dba.blogoverflow.com/2012/06/help-us-help-you/ Have you ever seen this post? Isn't it helpful? Well, there's this ...
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dba.BlogOverflow.com — migrate or freeze? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange is going to be discontinuing the BlogOverflow.com website for community blogs. We could migrate the few posts we had to another blogging platform, or (iiuc) it can just be converted to ...
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Cleaning up rejected migrations

The system does not automatically clean up rejected migrations (questions sent here from another site, then closed here as anything except a duplicate). Since rejected migrations are locked by ...
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I have selected an answer, but my requirements have changed

I recently posted a question here that garnered a couple nice answers. I selected the best one that worked and went on my merry way. Now, however, my requirements have changed slightly, but enough ...
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Rename [google-sql-cloud] to [google-cloud-sql]

The proper name of the product is Google Cloud SQL but the tag name is currently google-sql-cloud (wrong) rather than google-cloud-sql (correct). Could you please rename the tag to fix the word order?...

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