I have asked "Why do famous CMSes uss string flags in the database instead of integers?" question here. After asking it (and receiving an answer) I realized that Database Administrators has database-design tag and I have found this answer.

My question is currently +2 upvoted, but it also contains two close votes. And I wonder, if these are because someone just didn't like my question or maybe because I asked it in the wrong place and I should rather go to Database Designers with next questions of this kind?


Questions about database design are on topic.

However, the close votes aren't because your question is about database design, but because you are asking for speculation on what a small handful of people did coincidentally, who may have been doing it for different reasons. As a result, the close votes are for "primarily opinion based".

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