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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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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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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 ...
Paul White's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Paul White's user avatar
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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.
Paul White's user avatar
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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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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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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 date, time and datetime tags

No, the 3 tags date, time and datetime should remain separate.
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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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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 ...
Jack Douglas's user avatar
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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 ...
Paul White's user avatar
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Revisiting upsert vs merge

I'd be inclined towards the latter - keep the tags as specific as possible. Then, if a user isn't sure/makes a mistake/whatever, it'd most likely be picked up by experienced users who could add/delete ...
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Please add a tag for griddb

Ok, I have recreated the tag, with reservations. Please be aware the tag will only live as long as there is at least one visible question associated with it. If the community here determines that ...
Paul White'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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Merge tag:postgresql-performance with tag:query-performance?

No action needed Benefits of the status quo The postgresql-performance tag is relatively popular (253 questions) It is actively curated and promoted by its subject area experts both here and on SO ...
Paul White'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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A convention for RDBMs specific options?

From the "create tags" privilege page: When should I create new tags? Most common tags already exist on a mature site. You should always favor existing tags; only create new tags when ...
Paul White's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Solomon Rutzky's user avatar
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Removing the SQL tag

Basic process Change the sql excerpt to state that it should not be used. Retag questions that currently have only the sql tag. This is to avoid questions becoming untagged when sql is removed. ...
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.
Paul White's user avatar
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Policy on PostgreSQL spin-offs

In my experience, greenplum is similar enough to postgresql that many questions will have answers that are equally applicable to both. Yes, there is a risk that someone might ask a question whose ...
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