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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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For one, I think yes. The tag itself doesn't add too much value to a question: if it is a good question, then we are happy, if it is not, then appropriate measures should be taken, no matter it's a homework or not.


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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 that argument's weight is lessened in this specific case by the fact that the SSMS abbreviation is fairly well-known in the SQL Server world. And we do show ...


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No, I think this is quite similar to: Should there be a tag for classroom help? (Note that while the homework tag exists, it is only because it is very infrequently used and the moderators here have not bothered to abolish it - it has certainly been vanquished on SO.) Just because the OP is a newbie does not mean that the answer should be any different; ...


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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 human nature to tag - since you type sql, this tag is the first to appear. Also, the wiki definition of sql states: Structured Query Language (SQL). For ...


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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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Probably not. There's ansi-sql-standard if anyone is truly looking for that.


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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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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 description of ...


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You can certainly use an ETL tool to populate something that isn't a data warehouse - for example I'm currently working on a process that de-duplicates data and populates a CRM system. I'd call it an ETL process. Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck. However in the case of the question that the OP is referring to, the task the poster seems to be trying ...


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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 with other things, like DB design, protocol questions, replication, etc. NoSQL DBs are also on topic here: MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB etc., where the tag is ...


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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 before, but as I recall it was only applied to a very small number of questions. It was auto-deleted when those questions were de-tagged, for whatever reason. I don'...


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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 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 irregular data migrations (discussed below). It seems wrong (to take an example) to tag a question about moving data from one physical host or location to ...


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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 match the longer forms. status-completed


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Delete columns. What's the point of it? Existing questions tagged with it should instead use database-design or nothing at all.


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How about the denali and sql-server-2011 tags being renamed to sql-server-2012 as that was the official name announced at this morning's PASS Summit keynote.


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I think MDX questions are probably closer to the mark here. This is now the "official" B.I. site in the network. I added the MDX tag to that question for you so it can be used in the future.


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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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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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Some thoughts: I'm a native British English speaker, there will be differences in how you and I use the language Tag synonyms are added to the tag for auto-correction. However sql-server-2008 is different to sql-server in many cases: I often can give 3 different answers for 2000, 2005 and 2008 Not all posters are native English speakers. "How to show SQL ...


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Merge locking into locks. I don't see the need for both, because while discussing one you will almost assuredly be discussing the other. Thoughts?


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Do something about model .. First thought is synonym of database-design


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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 July 2018.


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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 do we tag questions? How do I correctly tag my questions?


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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 pick and choose which questions I focus on). There are other ways to get attention for your questions, and really you should stop thinking of any single ...


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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 hierarchy. The FAQ describes the reasons for tagging questions: Tags connect experts with questions they will be able to answer. Tags are for sorting your ...


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Alias privileges to permissions


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Index and indexing tags should be merged.


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