It looks like MySQL are moving their mailing lists to a forum-based solution, currently in beta-testing. Whether these will completely replace the lists, or provided an alternative web-based interface, isn't yet clear.
Having recently debugged a MySQL replication setup, I was having a hard time keeping track of which database was open in which mysql command line client, as since before the start of time the prompt has been a very terse mysql> , giving no visual clue to which database is currently the default.
Fortunately, beginning with release 4.0.2 MySQL now provides a little-known option to set the prompt in a manner similar to that used in UNIX shells.
While browsing the online documentation I came across this snippet:
From MySQL 4.1.0, the attribute SERIAL can be used as an alias for BIGINT UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT UNIQUE. This is compatibility feature.
I thought it was a joke when I first heard about it, but the MySQL command line client has this option where you can actually tell it you're stupid:
mysql --i-am-a-dummy -uroot test