As illustrated by this chat excerpt, some kind of syntax summary would be appreciated to quickly know what the possibilities are when it come to write some messages.

alt text http://a.imageshack.us/img641/355/chatsyntax.png

Even if an array wouldn't fit in the page, at the very least a link to a different page detailing the various syntax options would be welcomed.

Can you think of other solutions to integrate that "syntax options" list within the chat room page itself?

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    For now, the FAQ link is enough (I hadn't clicked on it right from the start of my session), but the FAQ section for the syntax could be expended and detailed (illustrated) in its own page. – VonC Jul 14 '10 at 14:33
  • Did you spend all that time on making the cool torn page effect? How do I do that without having photoshop? – George Stocker Jul 14 '10 at 15:36
  • @George: the torn page effect is mandatory in order to be meme-compliant: see comments of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19478/the-many-memes-of-meta/…. I have being following that standard for well over a year now. As for how I make those screenshots, see comments of stackoverflow.com/questions/2306880/… or stackoverflow.com/questions/2685467/… – VonC Jul 14 '10 at 21:47
  • @Marc: thank you! Although I suppose I cannot see exactly what you did just yet. – VonC Jul 21 '10 at 8:48

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