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Routing a Question to a Particular SO Member or Members

How can I ask/notify some specific person that I know is a specialist for my question? This person is registered on Stack Overflow.

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marked as duplicate by hammar, Pops, dmckee, John, Rick Sladkey Nov 25 '11 at 0:56

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sorry, should I delete my question then? –  Beginner Nov 25 '11 at 0:42
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This will never, ever happen. People would get swamped with requests. –  Pëkka Nov 25 '11 at 0:49
    
maybe people willing to answer can agree to be notified? later, if they got bored, they just switch this feature off. –  Beginner Nov 25 '11 at 0:49
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People who are "willing" already have a variety of feature which make it easy to find questions in "their" tags: interested tag, the front-page selection algorithm, and RSS feeds. –  dmckee Nov 25 '11 at 0:52

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Sorry to say that unless they've already posted on the question, you can't notify them via the system.

Send them a message or email if you know them outside the site. If you don't, hope they see your question. This would be a bad idea in the long-run because people would be able to spam those users with higher reputation to answer all their questions. It's an annoyance over anything else.

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maybe people willing to answer can agree to be notified? later, if they got bored, they just switch this feature off. –  Beginner Nov 25 '11 at 0:41

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