Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Possible Duplicate:
Any way to send a personal message to another user?

So I saw a really interesting post and it was just over a year old. I was wondering if there was any way that I could message that user directly.

Any solutions?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Michael Mrozek, Grace Note, John Saunders, Bill the Lizard Feb 1 '11 at 1:38

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

If you answer a question or comment on an answer, then the person to whom you're replying is more-or-less notified that you replied. Apart from that, this feature has been requested before (and declined). – ChrisW Jan 31 '11 at 23:31
Vote for private messaging here:… – user216196 Mar 20 '13 at 14:42
up vote 3 down vote accepted

No, but you can comment on that post and the user who posted it will be notified.

share|improve this answer
...the next time they visit. If they never come back, they may never be notified. – thursdaysgeek Feb 1 '11 at 1:18

No, but I think it's a good thing that this isn't a feature. Encouraging private messaging inevitably discourages open questions and answers, and since that's what SO is all about I don't see the benefit.

There are times when a more real time conversation would be useful, but that's what chat is for! And as already said, if you just want to notify the user you can comment on the post and it'll appear in their stack exchange inbox.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .