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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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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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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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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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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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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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Add an answer box banner warning against generative AI?

Reminder: Answers generated by artificial intelligence tools are not allowed on Database Administrators. Learn more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
John K. N.'s user avatar
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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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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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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!
Paul White's user avatar
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Can we merge the tag [database-trigger] into the tag [trigger]?

Yes this seems like a good idea.
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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 ...
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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.
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What can I do to get my deserved badge on a closed question?

This was a network-wide bug that affected multiple badges; the code tried to award them, and did everything (including notification) except actually award the badge. It was fixed within a short time, ...
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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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Wrong shortcut key information in Help Center

Thanks for catching this! A fix has been pushed and will be live with our next production build!
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Let's burninate the SQL tag!

Against - SQL is not the only query language in existence. For OLAP we have MDX, for various NoSQL solutions we have different proprietary query languages. SQL and PL/SQL are not the same thing on ...
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