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Yes dba should be burninated because it... Isn't useful to connect experts in a topic area to questions they can answer Doesn't help describe the content of the question Doesn't add any meaningful information to the post Is ambiguous in that it could refer to the person or the role of a DBA Is simply the (abbreviated) name of the site


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Yes database-administration should be burninated because it... Isn't useful to connect experts in a topic area to questions they can answer Doesn't help describe the content of the question Doesn't add any meaningful information to the post Is ambiguous in that it could refer to the person or the role of a DBA Is simply the name of the site


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Yes. privileges (141 questions) should be a synonym of permissions (381 questions). The privileges tag should also be merged into permissions. I have added the synonym and performed the merge now.


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Yes, I think it should, thanks for bring it up. I've done the merge and created the synonym: https://dba.stackexchange.com/tags/restore/synonyms


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I agree. The sql tag is just too generic. Having the following tags should be sufficient enough to tag questions correctly with whatever Structured Query Language Dialect/Programming Language is being used: sql-standard (ANSI) plsql (Oracle) t-sql (Microsoft SQL Server / SAP Sybase) plpgsql (PostgreSQL)


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After a chat conversation, scope of this merger/proposal Reporting tools in scope (yes/no): depends on complexity but would tend to "no" for layout but yes for config, setup, scheduling, delivery OLAP in scope (yes/no) Data warehouse design questions in scope (yes/no) ETL tools in scope (yes/no) Yes because ETL is about data, not programming B.I. tool and ...


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After discussion in the heap and elsewhere, these are the changes I propose. The default "off-topic" text (which is also displayed under the question when it is closed as off-topic > custom) will be: This question does not appear to belong here. Either it's not database-related or it otherwise conflicts with the scope of our site. See What topics can I ...


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master is a bad tag so we should remove it. For replication, the following new tags might be good replacements (with the appropriate usage guidance for each): master-slave-replication master-master-replication multi-master-replication For the SQL Server system database usage, perhaps master-system-database. I'm much less convinced that last tag would be ...


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Yes The only justification for the synonym I could find was in the answer to Why is "query" a suggested synonym for "sql"?: Simply because when the site was young, we repeatedly had folks posting questions about "query" when they really meant "help me with my sql" and don't understand the esoteric differences of the description of ...


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We try to never let the bots earn rep, but this one became sentient. I challenged Community to a battle of epic proportions and removed the extra 4 reputation by force. Lesson learned: never trust robots


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This has been implemented by the community team.


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Changes to the FAQ - Something like: Database Administrators - Stack Exchange is for database professionals needing expert answers on all advanced database-related topics concerning either traditional SQL RDBMS or NoSQL databases. Why are database developers' Q&A migrated to DBAs site Although the site is called 'Database Administrators' there is a ...


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The two terms are essentially about the same concept – materialisation of the result of a query. The differences are outlined in Jack's answer and I personally believe them to be inessential to warrant the split. However, I disagree with the current state of affairs too. An alternative to splitting the pair would be to switch the synonym, i.e. make indexed-...


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This has been resolved. We were performing some testing on Post Notices and in doing so we found this bug in the migration process. This bug has been fixed and there should be no more weird migrations that point to incorrect posts.


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Yes, crosstab should be a synonym of pivot and merged. Any product-specific differences are indicated by the product tag. Update A synonym has been created. crosstab has been removed from 9 questions. pivot has been added to 4 questions. Tag merge completed.


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I've enabled this, but there are some caveats, so please keep them in mind: The default highlighting language is SQL. NOT auto-detect. If you ever want some other kind of syntax highlighting, you'll need to specify it explicitly (using the comment hint) or adjust the tag defaults accordingly. Syntax highlighting is enabled by default. So in places where ...


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The sql tag has now been burninated. It has also been blacklisted. (technically, marked intrinsic, so inbound migrations are not blocked; the tag is removed during migration). Thanks to everyone who participated in the discussion and clean-up effort.


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Yes! Add a new custom close reason using the default close reason as a template.


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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 differences, but it did seem like the tagged questions were all asking about essentially the same thing. To put it another way, the master tag was enough to help ...


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Always remember that tags are intended to make it easier to find a question, not to find the most Type-A classification of questions. You get 5 of them. I expect it would be easier to just tag with the OS involved if you need to narrow it down.


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I am all for being welcoming new users and providing great answers that make the internet a better place to find an answer to a problem. This is what we do well and the reason we do it better than many other places is that we have a high signal to noise ratio. So does pouring effort into this kind of question make the internet a better place? I think not, ...


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Would it be possible to remove the dash? Sure. Renamed big-table to bigtable for you.


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These tags are gone, and cannot be recreated; they're marked "intrinsic" so as to allow inbound migrations, but cannot be used on questions here.


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sql-standard seems to be more general. I suggest we make both ansi-sql-standard and iso-sql-standard synonyms to sql-standard. ANSI and ISO have both been associated with the standard and I've seen used both the terms "ANSI SQL" and "ISO SQL" (and "ANSI/ISO SQL"), and still being used. status-completed


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Tag Synonym table-partitioning -> partitioning has been completed.


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This was a bug that was fixed this weekend.


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I think this is a great idea -- if you haven't already, I suggest a diamond mod editing this addendum into the DBA FAQ. https://dba.stackexchange.com/faq I do see but this is not the right place to ask questions about... client-side programming (ask on Stack Overflow instead) basic SQL (ask on Stack Overflow instead) Is that what you had ...


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I am both for and against this proposal, so ±1   🙃 For / 👍 / Agree / 😺 Yes, the sql tag by itself is currently quite ambiguous. And not just because it's what you get as you try to type in "sql" space "server", but I would expect also due to it being how many folks, whether right or wrong, refer to Microsoft SQL Server. ...


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Robert@SE gave this advice: "They'll want to make sure the FAQ doesn't "over sell" the change. FAQ authors have a tendency to do that: make the most recent additions into the most prominent part of the site". Hence I'm suggesting a change that will be relatively subtle but still open up all the relevant BI areas: Database Administrators - Stack Exchange is ...


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The API was returning unreadable colors for this site's tag styling. This is fixed now, so tags in future oneboxes will be readable.


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