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Burninate [sa], [root], and [administrator]?

Should we burninate (delete) these tags? Tag Questions Created On sa 5 May 6, 2021 root 15 May 21, 2020 administrator 4 March 13, 2024 Some considerations. None of these tags has any usage ...
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Could this question be salvaged? If so, how?

The question Are MSSQL window functions logically redundant? got closed, because it "needs more focus". Is the question completely unsalvageable (since this stack is about practical problems ...
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Is this an OK question for DBA SE site ? (related to Top mistakes developers make writing T-SQL that lead to performance problems)

I would really like to ask a particular question on DBA SE, in order to collect some knowledge from experienced DBAs and performance tuners, and this way have a good reference for my developers that I ...
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Are questions about problems with DB in container on-topic?

I saw a question on SO and voted for its migration to DBA site, but now not sure if it was a right choice. [I'm not putting a link here to avoid meta-effect]. It boils down to Oracle errors when ...
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Tag ordering - should the OP or the system decide?

I've just submitted a question and I put the tags that I had chosen in a particular order but looking at my question after posting, the system has changed the order of the tags. The system appears to ...
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Why my post about comparing date is off-topic?

2 weeks ago, I posted this question : Why is it selecting date from another month that requested one? Few minutes after, I received an answer that proposed a nice way to fix it. Last hour, this ...
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Answer was deleted as "not an answer" even though I stress in the tested code that the temp tables have their data only in one of three main methods

My answer was deleted, see DFT drops connection and its temporary table after leaving any DFT item, tested with two Script Components. How do I keep the temp table alive?. I gave the tested code, ...
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Google Cloud will be Sponsoring Database Administrators SE

We're excited to announce that Google Cloud will be sponsoring Database Administrators Stack Exchange April 2nd through June 30th, in the United States and Canada. We wanted to give you a heads-up and ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Add an answer box banner warning against generative AI?

We decided in Are ChatGPT answers allowed here? that generative AI answers are not allowed on our site. There is now an option to add a banner to the answer box informing people of this. The options ...
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Is it ok to add an answer for a later software version?

Sometimes I see questions tagged sql-server-2005, but I have an answer for a later version, like sql-server-2019. Things have changed and it works in a slightly different way. Is it ok to add an ...
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Ongoing Moderation Strike

Since Monday, June 5th, 2023, moderators and content curators (that's you, dear reader) from across the Stack Exchange Network, including the moderation team on this site, have decided to protest ...
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Can I find out why this question was deleted?

Can I find out why this question was deleted and whether there are changes that could allow it to be undeleted? I have found an answer and would like to post that. https://dba.stackexchange.com/...
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Is asking about a list of the rules determining effective permission in SQL Server within the scope of the site?

Would the following question be within the scope of the site? I've been struggling to find a listing for the rules that determine the effective permissions of a user on a database object in SQL ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Why was the Spam flag declined when the user was blatantly recommending his software of the same name

What does a RED X on a database user mean? I can't see it anymore but I am sure that I had marked Esrim's reply as Spam because he/she was recommending software of the same name as his. I was ...
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Why was a question about AWS RDS / Postgres permissions model closed?

Can I get some feedback on how / why this one was off topic: What permissions are needed to prevent ERROR: permission denied for tablespace pg_global in RDS? It's not clear to me whether I've ...
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Downvoter targeting questions so that they get removed by Roomba

A downvoter has been targeting questions so that they get removed by Roomba. I don't know whether only my questions are targeted. Examples: History of the provisioned write capacity in DynamoDB ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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What's an appropriate edit to an old post containing links to old documentation?

See this edit for an example: a four years old question contains a link to the then-current documentation. The world has moved on since, and someone changes the old link to point to the new ...
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What is the appropriate tag to use for "database"?

I just asked a question What columns are needed to list the database, schema and table a record comes from? which asks about which 'database' a row comes from in a cross database/schema question and ...
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Are ChatGPT answers allowed here?

I know that ChatGPT is banned on Stack Overflow. Lately, I saw an increase of answers by ChatGPT . Join twice on same table with different conditions and no PK / FK relations Get table data not in ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How do I put hard returns/line breaks in my questions on this site?

I've posted a few questions with code on this site. Each time I have written the code with appropriate line-breaks. But when I post the questions the line-breaks disappear, and all the code ends up on ...
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Possible up-vote abuse?

The question I came across in New Question queue, looked so horrific I didn't dare rate it; I just put in my rash opinion as a comment. I glanced at it later, and it had 2 up-votes. Knowing a bit ...
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How can I improve my question? [duplicate]

Question here. I did my best to follow Stack guidelines: The question is formatted nicely with code and tables in appropriate forms. Where possible, I pared these down to just the relevant ...
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Canonical community QA for index usage troubleshooting

Is there already a canonical QA for troubleshooting why an index might not be used, even though the index exists? If not, is there an appetite for one? Should it be per-DB flavor or generic? The ...
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Please add a tag for griddb

I am seeking help to create a tag for griddb. Please check ( Tag Info ) on SO. I have posted question on DBA.SE that would cover in griddb tag. Currently I have used query tag because that's the ...
Nooruddin Lakhani's user avatar
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Is it healthy for the community to have the same user asking so many questions daily?

Recently I've seen a user asking 13 questions (most of them with a negative score) in a row for a specific tag and that gives me the impression that the user is overflowing the queue leaving other ...
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Is providing a cash bounty acceptable on dba.stackexchange.com?

We're trying to import (reverse engineer) some data from someone else's MS SQL database, without any vendor support. We're Happy to pay a $200 USD cash bounty to anyone that can solve this in a ...
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Should I vote to "move to Stackoverflow" on SQL questions?

I often encounter questions that ask for help with writing SQL, and I usually vote to move them to Stackoverflow, because that is about programming in my book. But I have the feeling that mine is not ...
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Are we on the same page with [pagination] and [paging]?

I just logged in a duplicate suggestion to make "pagination" a duplicate of "paging": paging has 53 questions, pagination currently only 4. But then I felt, the term "...
Erwin Brandstetter's user avatar
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Why isn't AWS's sponsoring being shown on Database Administrators Meta?

Has this been just forgotten or is it intentional? My thoughts are that if you sponsor the site, then it should be shown on the Meta site as well. See more at: AWS will soon be sponsoring Database ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should we add a new [Oracle-21c] tag?

Does DBA SE need a new Oracle-21c tag? I see tags for older versions of Oracle. But I don't see one for version 21c.
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How does the Community bot close questions after just a single VTC?

This question was VTCd once as a duplicate, and then promptly closed by the Community bot. Ordinarily one would need four votes for the question to be closed. Alternatively, it would require the voter ...
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Why would such a question get a downvote

I asked this question yesterday and I think it's pretty clear what I'm focusing on but it got downvoted. Please can someone explain what's wrong with the question and how I should improve it so I ...
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which is considered as Basic SQL

which is considered as Basic SQL : I have read the help of the site mainly this: https://dba.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic and it is not clear to me: can they exemplify? for example I want to ask a ...
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AWS will soon be sponsoring Database Administrators

We're excited to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Database Administrators beginning September 27, 2021 through December 31, 2022. We wanted to give you a heads up and walk you through what it will ...
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Revisiting upsert vs merge

Back in 2013 we decided that upsert and merge are two different things and questions about such should be tagged separately. Today Postgres has insert ... on conflict, and upsert has mostly historical ...
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Delete comments in review queues

I was reviewing the Close queue when I saw one of my comments. (Please tag your DBMS, version included). I was about to delete it when I realized that it is not allowed while you are in reviewing mode....
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Why has 'last seen' been removed from display of user profiles?

When trying to assist someone, it is helpful to know the last time they visited your dba.stackexchange.com or stackoverflow.com or other sites managed by your various offerings. Thank you for the ...
Wilson Hauck's user avatar
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Why would we ask questions if they are just going to get downvoted? [duplicate]

Title says it all. What the [REDACTED]?
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Post for a free webinar

I would like to know if I can write a post to promote a free online webinar about database training in this Database Administrator community.
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Remove 5 seconds delay to flag comments

Few days ago I was encouraged by a Mod to review and remove the unneeded comments as a maintenance task. FYI, and this goes for everyone, if you have spare cycles it would be appreciated if you could ...
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Should we flag an answer for deletion if it is essentially the same as an earlier answer?

If Alice answers "reverse the polarity" in January, and then in July Bob answers with "try reversing the polarity," should we flag the second for moderation action and deletion? ...
Jon of All Trades's user avatar
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Spurious double grant of "Steward" badge

I noticed that I have just been granted "Steward" badges a second time: I guess that is a bug that should be fixed. Edit: for the record – this has been fixed.
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Magic-link for "Text please, no screencaps"

Can we please get a magic link to refer posters to guidance around using text snippets instead of screencaps or other images. https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/285551/why-not-upload-images-of-...
Peter Vandivier's user avatar
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Do we need a special vendor-neutral tag for columnar databases (tables)?

This question is inspired by the discussion here and in the chat. Different vendors use different but similarly sounding terms for their respective implementation of columnar databases and tables. It ...
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Markdown issue with # in PostgreSQL code

In formatted SQL code, the Postgres operator #> is currently misinterpreted as comment sign, which results in confusing display. Happened here: Dynamically update JSONB rows - POSTGRESQL I can ...
Erwin Brandstetter's user avatar
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Content stolen/scrubbed from SE

Almost immediately after I answered my own question google offered it as a search result, but from a totally different site and under a strange name "Jessica Alba": https://www.onooks.com/...
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