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?
  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
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 20:47
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    – user157130
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 20:48
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    When you typed in your question have you seen this huge yellow box on the right of the editor? stackoverflow.com/editing-help
    – Felix
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 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
    Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 2:56
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    @Dmitri: It's a question and answer site. But you knew that. Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 20:13
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    I knew that, but I think it's like a subset of a forum, forum is a superclass, q&a is instanceof Forum
    – Dmitri
    Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 22:16
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    @Dmitri If forum was a superclass (or base class), then q&a would be a descendant, heir, child class or subclass, not an instance. Commented May 15, 2013 at 15:19

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  1. The big orange question mark at the top-right of the editor gives you formatting help.

  2. No.