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The original version of the question was: Now, this isn't a terrible question, but it isn't a great one either. For one thing, it doesn't specify the database product. The general (broad!) approach might be similar for all products, but the specific actions a database expert might take likely would vary a lot. What types of questions should I avoid asking? ...


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Why did I choose to VTC the question ? The initial question (without updates) mentioned about interview and was clearly an interview question. The Q&A model of this side do not encourage interview questions. See here as what type of questions you should avoid asking. You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that ...


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I voted as too broad for the same reasons Paul and Erik detailed. Interviewers often ask deliberately open-ended questions that have no right or wrong answer to glean an understanding of one's troubleshooting skills, methodology and technical knowledge. I always ask a mix of open-ended questions like this as well as technical questions with a clear answer ...


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I believe I was the first person to vote to close as too broad, and second to vote to close overall. The reason I voted to close for this reason is because the question was asking us to pick reasons out of a hat why a query could be slow pulling data from five tables. The reasons why it could be slow are legion. You didn't give us any insight to the ...


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Question #1 - while it is certainly not strictly about Java, the question is framed in the sense of a programming question, which is on-topic for StackOverflow.com, and since it doesn't reference or require any advanced database-related coding nor any database-maintenance or management issue, it is off-topic for dba.se. From the on-topic help page for dba....


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We don't need a new close reason for this. The volume of licensing questions doesn't justify it Existing close reasons can be used (e.g. too localized/too broad/opinion-based) A link to the relevant meta discussion is sufficient to provide context: Are licensing questions within our scope? I just don't feel it is worth cluttering up the vote to close page ...


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First question: would be on-topic for DBA if it wasn't also about how to interface this query to the Java code. Therefore I felt it was a better fit for SO. Second question: I have no idea why I voted to close that (before I had my coffee?) and I have retracted my vote. Third question: It's about creating deployment scripts in Visual Studio. There have got ...


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I voted to close the individual questions because of .... It contains references to Java and in the statement it is asking for the syntax of a Java/INSERT statement with specific variables: The INSERT would be on-topic, if it weren't too basic The Java/String concatenation is off-topic I didn't vote on that question as far as I can tell from my ...


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Ok, it's a new feature. I think OCD may generate a user script for my browser :) Don't like numbers making me stare when I have no control over them!


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