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I've created a proposal, and I know of some other StackExchange/Area51 users who are likely to be interested in the proposal.

Is there a way I can send an invite to another user on the site? I would expect that you could, but the "share this" link only gives me a link to send to people by some other means (and since I can't private message people, I don't want to just junk up some unrelated thread by posting it there), and buttons to share it on various social networking sites.

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I really don't like this idea. The last thing I want to have to do is wade through spam on my StackExchange Inbox. – Powerlord Oct 14 '10 at 20:03
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By the way, instead of posting a comment or downvoting, you could answer "no, such a feature doesn't exist," possibly with an explanation of why you think it's a bad idea. I am asking if a feature exists, not requesting it. – Brian Campbell Oct 14 '10 at 20:08
    
You could see if perhaps the user is using one of the SE chats. Or if they have any info in their profile such as a twitter id or blog or email. Still though, nobody wants to get spam. – Rebecca Chernoff Oct 14 '10 at 20:19
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No, not really -- this is a stealth request for private messaging, which we don't support.

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OK, fair enough. This wasn't intended as a request, just a question of whether such a feature exists or not. I was expecting that there might be something more limited than private messaging that would allow you to suggest that someone might be interested in a particular SE proposal. But if not, that's fine. – Brian Campbell Oct 14 '10 at 20:11

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