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Complain on moderator Paul White's violating privacy and suffocating speech

Network reputation You mentioned many times in chat being "at the bottom of the community". Understandably, this provoked questions from other people since your chat profile shows 183k network rep ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

Once I got into a car accident because someone merged into my lane without checking if I was there. When the cop arrived the person who merged into my lane tried to pin the crash on me because I was "...
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Why was my answer deleted?

There are things that have happened behind the scenes that Evan is not being very, well, forthcoming about. I can't get into detail (though the edit war on the question is relatively public and should ...
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How to rate someone who answered my query?

Your options as the asker of the question are laid out in this Help Center article: What should I do when someone answers my question? Decide if the answer is helpful, and then... Vote on it (if ...
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Why was my question deleted

I was one of those who voted to delete the question. I saw it first when it was already on hold, and if I had seen it before, I would probably be one of the close-voters too. Yes, you could very well ...
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Should we allow non-standard alternatives for standard syntaxes?

I think it would be acceptable to add a footnote to an existing answer to note the availability of updated syntax, but please be sensitive about it, and preserve the content that is applicable to ...
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Complain on moderator Paul White's violating privacy and suffocating speech

I am just going to analyse your question as the sentences flow across the screen. QUESTION: I am complaining https://dba.stackexchange.com/users/1192/paul-white-9. That is rather strange as Paul ...
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ban from suggesting edits

From Why can people edit my posts? How does editing work? in the help: If a user without edit privileges proposes an edit that does not comply with the guidelines above, it is ordinarily rejected ...
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Why is a moderator who has been around for 8 years a new contributor?

Paul originally asked that question from a brand new, anonymous account (to encourage answers and gauge the reaction to the question on its own merits): https://dba.stackexchange.com/users/182461/...
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Why was my answer deleted?

One of the considerations (that I am willing to go into here) was that retaining your answer might lead to a continuation of the unhelpful interactions between you and the question author. Regarding ...
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How to know who performed downvote

Welcome to DBA.SE. If you take some time to look around a bit on the main DBA.SE site and on the META DBA.SE site, you will find the help center which provides you with a wealth of information. In the ...
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Anonymize SQL Code

SQL Sentry Plan Explorer (PE) can anonymize queries: There are limits though, and you will need to be careful to ensure that the anonymized code is still useful in the context of your question. I don'...
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Can we tag a user to get his attention?

My suggestion: do not target specific people simply because you think they can answer your question (people do that to me and, while I'm happy to help wherever I can, I also appreciate the ability to ...
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How to delete a question I posted?

Your question is answered in the Stack Exchange FAQ: How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? You can ...
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Non-english objects' name

We gladly accept questions that are in English, even if the code isn't. The keywords for the language in question will almost always be in English, and if it isn't, we can probably find someone to ...
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May I know why there is -3 on my question. what's wrong?

I've only just seen the question and my immediate problem with it is that it is asking about two very distinct problems: How to repair a table, and How to optimise a database. The two issues may be ...
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May I know why there is -3 on my question. what's wrong?

The Help Center has excellent resources for how the Stack Exchange model works. Looking at your question - what do I know? Something is wrong and a table is in a bad state. You cannot repair it as ...
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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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how to ask question to a particular person for example "xxzz" who is as sql server developer

No. Don't try. A person who chooses to participate in this community does not do so to become your personal consultant. See this main meta conversation for more details: Ask question from specific ...
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Not dead yet! Repairing damaged external links

It is always awkward when links break (though as of today sqlblog.com is back up). Aaron has relocated his content from sqlblog.com to sqlblog.org. Nick Craver offered to help Aaron automate the ...
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Suspicious series of downvotes

Your questions are covered by the Stack Exchange FAQ: What do I do if I suspect someone has downvoted a lot of my posts? and I've just been downvoted. How should I react? and in the Help Centre: ...
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My score record refers to the topic which I didn't ask and didn't answer

The -1 would be associated with a downvote you cast on someone else's answer. From that link: What happens when I vote down? When you vote down, you are nudging that content "down" the page, ...
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How does rep calc work when nearing the 200 daily rep cap?

This comes down to a display oddity that occurs when there is an unupvote that takes place. The unupvote shows that is happened today because that's when the event took place, but the vote and ...
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Searching my own answers

Go to your profile page, then use the search button from there. Don't remove the user:48093 from the search box. You can also use user:me. See How do I search? in the Help Centre for more options.
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Closing questions of the same pattern or answering them for the use case?

Closing questions of the same pattern... (wiki) If we only ever closed exact duplicates, there would be very few of them. Closing instances of the same pattern against the canonical Q & A is ...
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Can this be removed from hold? If not, what else is needed please?

The question you've asked is not a 'bad question', it just isn't a good fit for the Q&A format here on Stack Exchange — note this from the help centre (linked in the close banner on your question):...
Jack Douglas's user avatar
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Is there a canonical list of Magic Links?

Yes This is the official dba.se guidance for canonical links - although it is not guaranteed to be up-to-date (and currently it is slightly out-of-date). See the comments below this post for a ...
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What's the best way to intermingle code within lists?

You need more indentation :) This: 1. Try this query: select * from table where formatting = 'well-nigh'; 2. Or try this query: select * from table ...
Jack Douglas's user avatar
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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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New Review Queue: Faulty Red Dot!

The red dot is showing up when there are a lot of items in the review queue - this indicator is site-wide and shared across all users. What it doesn't do is take account of your specific review work....
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