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Burninate the [dba] and [database-administration] tags?

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 ...
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Burninate the [dba] and [database-administration] tags?

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 ...
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Policy Change : Disallow unregistered users from asking/answering questions?

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 ...
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Privileges vs Permissions

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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Should [database-restore] be a synonym of [restore]?

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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Let's burninate the SQL tag!

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 ...
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Split the "master" tag?

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-...
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Remove [query] as synonym for [sql]

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 ...
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Community has 5 rep?

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 ...
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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 ...
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Remove tag alias indexed-view for materialized-view

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 ...
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Corrupted migration?

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 ...
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Please can we have markdown tables on dba.se

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 ...
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Merge crosstab tag into pivot

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. ...
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Reinstate the default close reason?

Yes! Add a new custom close reason using the default close reason as a template.
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Let's burninate the SQL tag!

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 ...
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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 ...
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Policy Change : Disallow unregistered users from asking/answering questions?

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. ...
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Burninate the [dba] and [database-administration] tags?

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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Remove the dash from [tag:big-table]

Would it be possible to remove the dash? Sure. Renamed big-table to bigtable for you.
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Tag rename [ansi-sql-standard] to [sql-standard]

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 ...
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Synonym: table-partitioning -> partitioning

Tag Synonym table-partitioning -> partitioning has been completed.
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Let's burninate the SQL tag!

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 ...
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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 ...
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A [hint] for a tag synonym

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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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.
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Tag merge request osx -> mac-os-x

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 ...
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Tag rename [ansi-sql-standard] to [sql-standard]

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 ...
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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 ...
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Please help us delete the SQL tag!

The retagging exercise is now completed! Huge thanks to everyone that took part. Burnination of sql has been requested and will be tracked on Let's burninate the SQL tag!
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