Many people here want to make connections (professional, that is). But not everybody here wants to be pestered with IMs through SO, or other annoyances. Some of us don't mind, and would welcome contacts through SO.
This post is a place for those of us who would be more than happy to allow others to contact us to post a bit of our information. The benefit of posting it here, rather than in individual user profiles, is that this is a central location to search users who have opted-in to the "contact me" group.
To make it fun, upvote people you like.
If you're not interested in networking with other SO-users, please don't attempt to keep all who are from doing so. Please do not attempt to bury this item.