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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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From my own perspective of site moderation for a period of time now: I can say my strong impression is that questions from unregistered users are much more often lower-quality, and not improved on request. For example, it is common for someone to ask unregistered, then create an account. This results in a loss of control of the question - and e.g. answers ...


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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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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 ...


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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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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 we missed anything over on Meta Stack Exchange. Here's the roll-out plan (and a table for you to look at!) What? When? Where? Table support 2020-11-23 Meta ...


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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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An alternative, not so nice but simpler, would be to have css line-height: 1 set for code blocks (.post-text pre { line-height: 1; }) on dba.se. Unicode tables like this would then not have broken lines: values ('Donald Duck') , ('Micky Mouse'); ┌─────────────┐ │ column1 │ ├─────────────┤ │ Donald Duck │ │ Micky Mouse │ └─────────────┘ so they ...


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


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


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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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Requiring a user to register doesn't actually add that big of a barrier for new users to ask questions and to provide answers. It also doesn't do much to encourage them to play by the site rules. What DOES help is proper community interaction. Poking them to clean up their questions and informing them WHY their answer isn't a good answer, while maintaining ...


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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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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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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 synonym of sp-blitzfirst. There might be some value in keeping the old name around for a while, so I didn't merge the tags. We might do that in the future.


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Ok. I have added this tag with the SO description as a starting point and added it to the linked questions.


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Yes. If this answer wins, we'll make query-hints a synonym of hints and merge. Update: this has now been done.


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Done updating post history, 16 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating posts, 15 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating PostTags associations, 14 rows affected updating Documentation tag proposal commitments, 0 rows affected updating DocTags, 0 rows affected removing/renaming old tag, 0 rows affected updating count for master tag, new count: 130 tag ...


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ANSI References in 2018 There are still strong references to the "ANSI" standard as can be seen in the following excerpt from a page in the Oracle 12c documentation: (Emphasis by me) ANSI Standards The following documents of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) relate to SQL: ANSI/ISO/IEC 9075-1:2011, Information technology—...


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