There was a question asked a few minutes ago that was not very clear. I added a comment asking for clarification, but another user followed that up with a comment that might have been perceived as rude. The comment itself was not constructive (IMO).
After thinking a bit out-of-the-box, imagining the OP intent, I have a possible answer. But the question has been "voluntarily deleted by the author", I suspect as the result of the second comment.
So my question here: is there any effective way to communicate with the question author? If so, how?
I understand that "private messaging" has been discussed before and rejected as a SO feature. I've not used chat often, so is that a possibility? Can one invite a specific user to a chat room?