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Paul White: We allow questions about all sorts of databases, such as Traditional RDBMSs; both commercial and open-source (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Postgres), slightly non-traditional databases (e.g. MySQL), NoSQL and NewSQL databases and document stores (e.g. BDB, MongoDB). As a community, we sometimes come across as looking down on all but the ...


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My name is Max Vernon, and I'd love to be entrusted to be your next moderator. It's been my pleasure to answer the questions below, and will attempt to answer comments as quickly as possible. We allow questions about all sorts of databases, such as Traditional RDBMSs; both commercial and open-source (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Postgres), slightly ...


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We allow questions about all sorts of databases, such as: Traditional RDBMSs; both commercial and open-source (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Postgres) Slightly non-traditional databases (e.g. MySQL) NoSQL and NewSQL databases and document stores (e.g. BDB, MongoDB) As a community, we sometimes come across as looking down on all but the first group; MySQL ...


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What do you think is the biggest benefit of dba.se to the world of database professionals, and how can will you help make the site an even more valuable resource when elected?


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Quite many newcomers face the situation their question is not fit in for the rules of community: Details are lacking No sources are provided Several other down vote reasons arise What is your opinion on this phenomenom of welcoming newcomer with seven down votes? Is the situation just part of the game or could you help in some way?


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Thanks. I apologise in advance for the newbie mistakes I will make. And thanks to @mrdenny for his service. Converting this from a comment to an answer, in response to a highly amusing flag :)


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Should SE make Jake Feasel (owner/author of SQLFiddle) an offer he can't refuse?


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What do you feel about content that includes vital info in a link to an external site? eg Gist or SQLFiddle? Should we treat either or both as 'permanent', or insist that a question or answer should be useful whether or not they disappear?


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What's your opinion on taking out trash, washing dishes, doing windows, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping and washing down the blackboards? That's what moderators do. The gun is just for show, there's no glamour to being a mod. All the fun stuff can be done by someone with a few hundred rep (edit, comment) so at this point you're literally scraping the crud and ...


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How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I would encourage the user to choose their words carefully; content online can sometimes be misinterpreted and this is a site for professionals. If encouraging the user to be mindful of their words ...


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How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I would start with a few casual observations about controversial comments that are visible to the public. If after a few comments the message isn't being heard (or if we're only talking about flags that ...


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How would you handle a user who routinely deletes their own content because they feel it wasn't valued by the community, even tho it was a very helpful content that absolutely contributed to the greater good of the internet, it just wasn't seen by those who would have upvoted it?


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Candidate: Kin Shah We allow questions about all sorts of databases, such as Traditional RDBMSs; both commercial and open-source (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Postgres), slightly non-traditional databases (e.g. MySQL), NoSQL and NewSQL databases and document stores (e.g. BDB, MongoDB). As a community, we sometimes come across as looking down on all ...


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Mechanically speaking, a candidate can technically just leave the site right after posting their nomination for the duration of the election, to address what kind of required things are needed of them. Which is none. The times that it would be handy to be around, however, are: There's a chatroom for the election. While there are no official events there, ...


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8). How ...


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We currently have three moderators who are actively communicating with each other about issues. After the election we will presumably have four. That means that we might get deadlock on a decision. How do you feel we should constructively resolve a situation like that?


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Here is a set of general questions, gathered as very common questions asked every election. As mentioned in the instructions, the first two questions are guaranteed to show up in the Q&A, while the others are if there aren't enough questions (or, if you like one enough, you may split it off as a separate answer for review within the community's 8). How ...


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Some of you guys are great answerers and commentators. How do you feel an 'obligation' to moderate would cut into the time you can put into sharing your knowledge? Are you going to do something different than what you can already do with your rep? Will you still answer as much?


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