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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Query Tuning Improving queries from the developer side (using hints, forcing a better style of join for those without hints, etc.)

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Data Modeling How to organize data to be stored within a database.

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Database Tuning Tuning from the server side (indexes, memory allocation, etc.)

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Are there any regulations on 'right' answers that just contain links?
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I'm personally against just links as an answer, as there's always the case of link rot -- what might be a link to useful info now could be a 404 next week, or even worse, someone forgets to renew ...

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Database Administration To include setup/install, backups, restores, troubleshooting problems.

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Questions about database terminology / concepts Eg: What's the difference between a LEFT OUTER JOIN and a RIGHT OUTER JOIN What is the difference between a clustered and non-clustered index, and ...

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Database-related Software Questions about software related to database backups, replication, administrative GUIs, etc. (Should this also include things like client software, eg, perl DBI ?)

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Database Features / Comparisons Either questions of what databases have what features, or how to accomplish things from one database in another one, or even helping to select a good database for a ...

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Database Queries Questions of the form 'if my tables look like (x), how can I extract (y)' ?

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Why Database Administrators?
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Database Professionals Similar to what drachenstern said, but to make sure there's a focus on databases as the organizing theme, and not stuff like self-documenting file formats for storing ...

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Is LDAP on topic?
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I'd personally say so. Just because it's not an RDBMS and doesn't speak SQL doesn't make it not a database. When the proposal was originally in area 51, before it was renamed to 'database ...

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Is there any tabular tool in editor?
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As they're using Markdown for formatting, it wouldn't then be able to present it. There are some variants, like Markdown Extra, but they're not using it. They will accept some HTML, but it's a ...

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Writing Database Software I don't mean using a database ... I mean questions by the developers of databases, eg, how to implement new features whenever the next SQL standard is released.

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Programming in Databases Writing triggers, stored procedures and the like in PL/SQL, T-SQL, plperl, etc.

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Are questions about translations of database terminology into other languages tolerated here?
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I'd be okay with it, but instead of asking a question for each term to be translated, I think in the long run it might make more sense to have a single 'question' with translations, as we've done on ...

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Questions about standards & interoperability Not necessarily SQL as a standard, but different standard schemas / codings / formats / etc used in different industries, either as they relate to ...

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Can the share on twitter linke automatically include #sqlhelp?
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Why would every question / answer on here be about SQL? It could be a question about NoSQL, LDAP, or lots of other topics that may have nothing to do with SQL.

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Is this site ready to leave private beta?
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Have we properly defined the site? No. Are we supposed to do that in the private or public beta? I have no idea. I'd say that the change from 'Database Professionals' to 'Database Administrators' ...

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How where the current temporary moderators determined?
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You don't need moderators to close questons -- once your reputation is high enough (which is 1 right now, 250 when we're out of beta), you'll get an option to vote to close -- any 5 non-moderator ...

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Which color to chose for the dba.exchange site?
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I don't know that we need to worry about that -- as we're getting ready to move out of beta, we'll get some assistance from Jin, their graphic designer. It's easier to let him come up with a design ...

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Oracle database questions tagging
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Probably not -- my understanding is that tag synonyms all show up as valid options. What we likely need to do instead is decide on a format the community prefers (I personally like oracle-11g-r2, and ...

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Does this site need a method for inputting simple UML style illustrations?
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I think it depends on what the final descision about the scope of the site is -- If it's just DBAs, then most questions about how to structure your tables would likely be out of scope (at least, ...

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What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
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Programming that uses databases Writing software that uses a database for its data storage. (just general 'usage' of a database: select / insert / update, etc.)

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