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asked 28 Feb '10, 16:14

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Breck Carter
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edited 11 Jan '14, 07:52

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Graeme Perrow

Well done, Breck, methinks - especially the last sentence:)

(28 Feb '10, 17:16) Volker Barth

If I should have made some folks curious - I don't feel sorry...

(28 Feb '10, 17:18) Volker Barth

@Volker: Well, it WAS going to be a test to see if someone's actually read the whole thing, but now they'll just skip to the end... but that's OK :)

(01 Mar '10, 08:47) Breck Carter

I I should have mentioned the fine joke you have included right in the middle section (or was it some lines below/above)? Guess I have to read it again:)

(02 Mar '10, 10:06) Volker Barth

Read it again? You have lived the creation of that FAQ by using SQL for weeks, you know all that stuff already :)

(02 Mar '10, 12:48) Breck Carter

I really appreciate your effort to refresh the FAQ. I think it's helpfull and will be a great guidance to first time users of this site. And I found answers to question I didn't know I had. Kudos to you!

There's one question though I wasn't able to dig up an answer to: while nearly totally HTML ignorant I'd still like to know, if (or which) HTML tags may be used to format questions, answers and even comment.

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answered 05 Mar '10, 11:38

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Thanks for the kind words... I'll be adding some more including some HTML pointers, probably (I hope) links to StackExchange docs on the subject. I have discovered (the very hard way) that the StackExchange software tries to parse your HTML, and sometimes [cough] messes it up. The FAQ itself has been "published" to the website at least a hundred times as I fumble past StackExchange quirks. HTML is fun, especially if you stick to the basics, so you'll enjoy it ( assuming you stick do to the basics :)

(05 Mar '10, 14:44) Breck Carter
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