From: Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:05:34 -0600
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I also feel that MSSQL folks aren't going to come here to ask questions. They have enough forums and as was already mentioned, they use #sqlhelp hashtag for initial assistance. We are very much people of habit and although I would see a benefit to add more PostgreSQL to Oracle-l, I just don't see MSSQL being implemented here successfully.

Sorry, honey!

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On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 9:57 AM, Niall Litchfield <> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 2:56 PM, Tim Gorman <> wrote:
>> >> So, of course, I ask *Oracle* people about it. :)
>> r
>> There is a vibrant technical community in SQL Server and it is long past
>> time that these communities cross-pollinated better.
>> As this thread shows, it isn't that one or the other DBMS is better, but
>> they can be different in subtle ways which can trip up even the most
>> experienced of us.
>> And, as this thread shows, many of us are tasked with administering both
>> DBMS packages, in addition to PostgreSQL and MySQL.
> I agree with all of the above. I disagree with the suggestion though.
> Firstly ORACLE-L has, currently, a high signal-noise ratio. A *very* high
> signal-noise ratio. I strongly suspect the widening of scope to other RDBMS
> systems (I assume that is what Tim intended rather than DBMS) would reduce
> this. Where there is more than 1 way of doing things, techies tend to be
> especially protective of the way *they* do it. The introduction of
> subtly(and not so subtly) different engines would *inevitably* introduce
> the mines better than yours type of discussion.
> Secondly, email discussion lists are not really where *most* of the
> current generation look for valuable information. vendor forums, stack
> overflow, twitter and youtube fill that role. I *love* ORACLE-L but I'm not
> kidding myself that it's where hearts and minds are won. The general forums
> such as stack are pretty much where its at. They also naturally lend
> themselves to "in Oracle I'd do X - how do I achieve that in MongoDB" type
> discussions.
> So I'd worry that we'd reduce quality and not add effectively to the
> audience. Better to engage where people actually are!

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