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You have done everything you should. It is perfectly correct to ask a follow-up question. Upon receiving a down-vote, you have checked the question is as clear and as good as you can make it, and finally asked on meta to ask if anyone else can see why it might have attracted a down-vote. People vote for all sorts of reasons, and do so anonymously. Not even ...


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The original version of the question was: Now, this isn't a terrible question, but it isn't a great one either. For one thing, it doesn't specify the database product. The general (broad!) approach might be similar for all products, but the specific actions a database expert might take likely would vary a lot. What types of questions should I avoid asking? ...


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Welcome to DBA.SE. If you take some time to look around a bit on the main DBA.SE site and on the META DBA.SE site, you will find the help center which provides you with a wealth of information. In the article Why is voting important? there is a section that states: Voting up a question or answer signals to the rest of the community that a post is ...


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Why did I choose to VTC the question ? The initial question (without updates) mentioned about interview and was clearly an interview question. The Q&A model of this side do not encourage interview questions. See here as what type of questions you should avoid asking. You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that ...


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I voted as too broad for the same reasons Paul and Erik detailed. Interviewers often ask deliberately open-ended questions that have no right or wrong answer to glean an understanding of one's troubleshooting skills, methodology and technical knowledge. I always ask a mix of open-ended questions like this as well as technical questions with a clear answer ...


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I believe I was the first person to vote to close as too broad, and second to vote to close overall. The reason I voted to close for this reason is because the question was asking us to pick reasons out of a hat why a query could be slow pulling data from five tables. The reasons why it could be slow are legion. You didn't give us any insight to the ...


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