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Are SQL Challenges On Topic?

Yes, SQL Challenges should be considered on topic because... they provide the community with new approaches to existing problems. they show the more exotic forms of SQL, and are an invaluable way to ...
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Posts offering money for solution

Is it SPAM? No. Not by the network's standards. See the FAQ What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work? which says in part: A post should be marked as ...
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Are SQL Challenges On Topic?

Neither. SQL Challanges (as described in the question) are neither automatically on-topic, nor off-topic. Each question should be evaluated on its merits by the community. I would expect questions of ...
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Posts offering money for solution

As it is, the post basically redirects you to an external site where one could earn real or imaginary brownie points for answering it. It essentially encourages you to post the answer on that external ...
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Are SQL Challenges On Topic?

No, SQL Challenges should be considered off topic because... they belong on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf (PPCG) (but please read their help center before posting there) our Q & A is not ...
7 votes

Are SQL Challenges On Topic?

No, but continue to allow moderator/community discretion for questions that don't quite fit, but produce sufficiently interesting answers. Worth noting is that neither question you have linked is ...
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Are trivial questions 'too localized'? Any need to improve respective close reason message?

Not all closures will fall precisely into the exact interpretation of the wording jammed into generic close reason text. No matter how much we fiddle with that text, someone is not going to be happy ...
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Are trivial questions 'too localized'? Any need to improve respective close reason message?

Assuming the 'too trivial' premise is correct (if it is not, please disconsider), perhaps we could improve the close reason to: "Too localized - this could be because your code has a typo, basic ...
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3 votes

What is our stance on questions asking about a program in beta version?

If the question would be on topic for the equivalent general release software I think it would be OK. Fewer people will have access to beta versions so there will be fewer, poorer answers.
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Is asking about a list of the rules determining effective permission in SQL Server within the scope of the site?

This is more complicated than a yes/no question. Rather than addressing your exact question about the post being "within the scope of the site", let me explain why the post would not be &...
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Is asking about a list of the rules determining effective permission in SQL Server within the scope of the site?

What you have quoted doesn't appear to be a question; it looks like a statement, so it's unclear what is being asked. If it were phrased as an answerable question, showing some research effort and ...
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