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I asked my first question here a few minutes ago and pascal MARTIN was kind enough to improve its formatting. I have two questions:

  1. Is there a FAQ that explains how to use text formatting for questions on this forum, and
  2. Is there some way to send a Private Message to a forum member (like there is in vBulletin-based forums)?
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StackOverflow is NOT a forum. And see /faq for the faq... – BrunoLM Mar 12 '11 at 20:47
FAQ – user157130 Mar 12 '11 at 20:48
When you typed in your question have you seen this huge yellow box on the right of the editor? – Felix Mar 12 '11 at 20:51
@BrunoLM why is this not a forum? What is a definition of the forum? I think when several people discussing issues, it's pretty much makes it a forum. If this is not a forum, then what is this? – Dmitri Mar 13 '11 at 2:56
@Dmitri: It's a question and answer site. But you knew that. – Michael Petrotta Mar 13 '11 at 20:13
I knew that, but I think it's like a subset of a forum, forum is a superclass, q&a is instanceof Forum – Dmitri Mar 13 '11 at 22:16
@Dmitri If forum was a superclass (or base class), then q&a would be a descendant, heir, child class or subclass, not an instance. – Daniel Daranas May 15 '13 at 15:19
  1. The big orange question mark at the top-right of the editor gives you formatting help.

  2. No.

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