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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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Rename [ssms] → [sql-server-management-studio]

No. I do acknowledge that generally it should be easier to understand what the question is about when the tag shows the full name of a product than when it shows an abbreviation. However, in my view ...
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Is the [sql] tag useful for DBA.SE?

I personally think sql should be removed, as the majority of people posting questions on Database Administrators and Stack Overflow are targeting the specific RDBMS that they are working on. It's just ...
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Is the [sql] tag useful for DBA.SE?

Probably not. There's ansi-sql-standard if anyone is truly looking for that.
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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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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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Is the [sql] tag useful for DBA.SE?

I think sql is a perfectly valid tag. Many questions here are not concerned with the Structured Query Language. In fact, I just skimmed the latest questions rolling in and the majority is concerned ...
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Tag for Ola Hallengren's scripts?

I don't have very strong feelings about this, but on balance I think it is OK to create this tag. Some factors that I considered before making that statement: We did have an ola-hallengren tag ...
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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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Tag cleanup: migration

This answer disagrees that major changes to the migration tag excerpt or wiki are required. Maybe the existing content could be tweaked slightly to emphasise that the tag is primarily for one-off or ...
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Rename [ssms] → [sql-server-management-studio]

Sort of. It is worth having sql-server-management-studio but it should be a synonym of ssms as management-studio currently is. Result: ssms would remain the display tag, but tag search etc. would ...
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The forum needs a tag for Windows 2019 Server!

The question doesn't make an explicit case for the new tag, beyond continuing the line of existing Windows Server version tags. So, this seems like a good time to look at the utility of the whole ...
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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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Is the [sql] tag useful for DBA.SE?

My gripe with sql is that query is an alias to it. So tagging questions about other query languages results in them being tagged sql which is incorrect. The query->sql synonym was removed in ...
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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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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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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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Adding tags based on my answer

No. Tags are used to categorize questions so that subject area experts can locate them easily. Adding a tag that describes the answer does not assist in this purpose. From the Stack Exchange FAQ: Why ...
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SQL Server AG Listener (tag)

I'm not a fan of having tags per product (aside from the top level ones, of course), so sqlserver-listener is a non-starter for me. There does not appear to be any crucial difference between an ...
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New tag called "subtypes"?

Edit: The following has been categorized as a "canonical answer". I accept this categorization, and withdraw it as a proposed tag wiki. It's unclear when a canonical answer is worth more than an ...
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Tag synonyms and edits

The general SQL Server tag is useful for people looking to answer questions about SQL Server in general. The specific version tag is useful for: answerers, so they know what features and syntax may ...
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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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Merge date, time and datetime tags

No, the 3 tags date, time and datetime should remain separate.
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Policy on PostgreSQL spin-offs

I agree — a greenplum question shouldn't also be tagged postgres. From the Greenplum website: Originally based on PostgreSQL Apart from that there is hardly a mention, and I assume it will ...
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Merge tag:postgresql-performance with tag:query-performance?

Given that every single question that is tagged postgres-performance will also be tagged postgres, the only gain in having a separate postgres-performance tag is the ability to have a customized tag ...
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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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