As of today, we have four questions in the -tag. One of these has already been closed, and the other three don't exactly look 100% on-topic to me as they don't include any SQL code but instead ask about the database schema.

Do these questions belong here or should we redirect all questions to Database Administrators?

The way I see it is that these questions are off-topic and that the tag should burn burn burn.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't have enough personal experience to determine this myself, but I can still close any questions as needed. If you or someone feels confident about this, those questions can be retagged. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal
    Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 19:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ Update: they're all off-topic, and I've closed them. I'll review the database tags further to see if there are similar questions. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal
    Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 19:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Jamal is this older question (which is the reason that I posted my now-closed question here as opposed to elsewhere) now out of date? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 19:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ @mikeTheLiar: Basically, there must already be code to review. The other questions I've closed had no code. I'm not sure about the question in that Meta post because I cannot tell if that is code or not. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal
    Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 19:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ More questions under [database-design] have been closed, but not all of them. I'd recommend having the wiki edited to mention that code must be provided, otherwise the question belongs on DBA.SE. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal
    Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 19:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ In January 2011, the general sentiment was that database design reviews were on-topic for Code Review. However, considering that DBA.SE launched around the same time, the issue is worth revisiting. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 22:34

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has now been removed from the remaining four off-topic questions. Future related questions containing no code should be sent to Database Administrators SE. Their own tag is well-defined and already has more questions associated with it.

The remaining database-type questions here containing code are still okay. All the off-topic ones I've found have already been closed.

I'll add after has been removed from the system.


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