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Vote to accept answer?

While it might look like a good idea at first this has been suggested multiple times on the stackexchange meta: Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature? Community vote for “...
Tom V's user avatar
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Is it healthy for the community to have the same user asking so many questions daily?

From The Perspective Of A Trusted User© I find it frustrating to try to aid in the moderation of a string of incredibly low quality questions from one user. Downvotes are often reversed by the system ...
Erik Darling's user avatar
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12 votes
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Reopen should require a reason

Would it make sense to require a reason from a user when voting to reopen a question if they haven't made any changes to the question? This sounds intuitively like a good idea (more information is ...
Paul White's user avatar
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11 votes
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Please can we have markdown tables on dba.se

status-itshappening We're rolling out markdown support for tables here and on Meta Stack Exchange. Full details are in this announcement on MSE. Please play around with the feature and let us know if ...
Ham Vocke's user avatar
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Is it healthy for the community to have the same user asking so many questions daily?

Is it healthy? Probably not. In an ideal world, we would attract high-quality questions on a range of topics from a large number of different users. Is it a problem? One of the principles here is to ...
Paul White's user avatar
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Can we add text to the effect that ORA-00600 errors are off-topic?

We could instead create a canonical question (or reuse an existing one as canonical) and close other questions as its duplicates. Perhaps this recent answer could serve as a starting point for – if ...
Andriy M's user avatar
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Can we add text to the effect that ORA-00600 errors are off-topic?

ORA-00600 errors can be solved as: Go to https://support.oracle.com. Search for the error using the ORA-00600 lookup tool (the first argument between [...]), or a generic search as ORA-00600 + first ...
Balazs Papp's user avatar
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The forum needs a tag for Windows 2019 Server!

The question doesn't make an explicit case for the new tag, beyond continuing the line of existing Windows Server version tags. So, this seems like a good time to look at the utility of the whole ...
Paul White's user avatar
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8 votes
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Anonymize SQL Code

SQL Sentry Plan Explorer (PE) can anonymize queries: There are limits though, and you will need to be careful to ensure that the anonymized code is still useful in the context of your question. I don'...
Paul White's user avatar
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8 votes
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Issues about the [unique-key] (sic) tag and its synonyms

Originally, unique-key was set as the master for unique-constraint and unique-index because it was by far the more popular tag, and the only one with any usage guidance. There may be semantic ...
Paul White's user avatar
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8 votes
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Could the editing limit if changing code syntax be reduced from 6 characters

Until a user has earned the Edit Questions And Answers privilege, suggested edits need to be at least six characters, and preferably many more than that. This may seem like an unfair restriction, but ...
Paul White's user avatar
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7 votes
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Remove the dash from [tag:big-table]

Would it be possible to remove the dash? Sure. Renamed big-table to bigtable for you.
Paul White's user avatar
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7 votes
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Make "log" a synonym of "transaction-log"

log is a useless tag (as is logs), but looking at the questions it does not seem to be safe simply to make this a synonym of transaction-log. A good number (perhaps most) of the questions should be ...
Paul White's user avatar
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7 votes

Not dead yet! Repairing damaged external links

It is always awkward when links break (though as of today sqlblog.com is back up). Aaron has relocated his content from sqlblog.com to sqlblog.org. Nick Craver offered to help Aaron automate the ...
Paul White's user avatar
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6 votes

Chat and the SE toolbar

As suggested in chat by Shog9: In the meantime, try Top Bar for Chat Rooms (stackapps) Provides a fully functional top bar, including realtime notifications, easy chat server switching, ...
6 votes

Do we need LaTeX here?

No. I don't think we need LaTeX here. There aren't enough questions where it would be necessary. There is also the page rendering overhead to consider. For very simple cases e.g. πR(R ⋈ S) as in my ...
Paul White's user avatar
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6 votes
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Nuke 'sp_askbrent' tag

According to First Response Kit is missing sp_AskBrent, this procedure was renamed to sp_BlitzFirst. I removed sp-askbrent from a few questions that needed editing anyway, then made sp-askbrent a ...
Paul White's user avatar
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6 votes
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Please add a tag for griddb

Ok, I have recreated the tag, with reservations. Please be aware the tag will only live as long as there is at least one visible question associated with it. If the community here determines that ...
Paul White's user avatar
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5 votes

Encouraging comments when casting close vote

Unfortunately this is a "people problem" not a "tech problem". Not every close vote requires a comment, so you can't enforce it. I mean, you could, but the site has been running for like 6-7 years ...
jcolebrand's user avatar
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5 votes
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Share accepted answer points

Is there any mechanism to allow such a thing? No. For a more established user, the closest option would probably be to look at their other contributions and vote up a good one you hadn't encountered ...
Paul White's user avatar
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5 votes
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Please add a tag for Google BigQuery

Ok. I have added this tag with the SO description as a starting point and added it to the linked questions.
Paul White's user avatar
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5 votes
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Brighter Yellow for CSS Style Element .question-status

...authors may not be aware that their question is actually in a non-open state This is the crux of the matter. Never mind the colour of the banner, or whether it flashes or not. The issue has been ...
Paul White's user avatar
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5 votes
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Separate tag for [set-returning-functions]

Ok: set-returning-functions is no longer a synonym of functions. table-valued-functions is no longer a synonym of functions table-valued-functions is now a synonym of set-returning-functions as ...
Paul White's user avatar
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5 votes

Criteria for adding another site to the Closed Vote Site Migration List

This answer suggests we add migration paths for Server Fault and Super User. We promise to use the ability to migrate responsibly.
5 votes

Are we on the same page with [pagination] and [paging]?

Yep I agree with this. Will wait a while to see what other feedback comes in. I have made pagination a synonym of paging for the moment, but that is easily swapped. There were no objections, so I ...
Paul White's user avatar
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Are we on the same page with [pagination] and [paging]?

I would agree that pagination is the correct term. With out additional context, when I hear paging, my first thought goes to memory paging to disk, not a subset of rows being returned to a webpage.
Brendan McCaffrey's user avatar
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Any chance the SO tab format can be implemented on DBA.SE

We're glad you like the new navigation and want to see it here on DBA. That being said, the developers are still working on it and have a lot of bugs and feedback that they are working through which ...
Taryn's user avatar
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4 votes
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Rename [google-sql-cloud] to [google-cloud-sql]

google-sql-cloud merged into new tag google-cloud-sql and a synonym created.
Paul White's user avatar
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4 votes

is there a way to monitor the progress we make towards a badge we already achieved, considering the badge can be awarded multiple times?

Could it simply be that that the ones awarded multiple times are the ones that you have no control over because they are to do with the cumulative actions of others, so it makes no sense to track them
Martin Hügi's user avatar
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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?

When I open my Next badge suggestion list in any of my profiles, I can see not a single badge there that is from among those awarded per post, like e.g. Stellar Question or Nice Answer. I don't ...
Andriy M's user avatar
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