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SO is an excellent platform for techincal questions, ranging from newbies to . Would it be possible for SO to add a feature "Add as a friend" so that like minded people can also chat toget

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Is this what you mean: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/886/… –  Blorgbeard Apr 15 '11 at 9:33
    
@Blogberd , you are right. Dont understand why I was downvoted. Thought this was for discussions, and I was not asking a stupid question either. –  Sujay Ghosh Apr 15 '11 at 10:19
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downvotes mean something different on Meta than they do on SO. Here, they mean "I disagree with your proposal". –  Michael Petrotta Apr 15 '11 at 10:36
    
You are not the first. See also: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/65261/…. –  Toon Krijthe Apr 15 '11 at 11:00
    
Get thee hence to facebook. –  Won't Apr 15 '11 at 14:51
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You can chat right now. Just click "chat". Rooms can be topic based, site based, or whatever you want as long as they are broadly on-topic (related in some way to the site), and is reasonably behaved.

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You are right. But for that users need to be online. I am looking for a networking model , through which user can connect to each other on SO. –  Sujay Ghosh Apr 15 '11 at 9:29
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@Sujay there have been discussions about that, always with the result that the vast majority of users (and, more importantly, the network's owners) are not interested in that kind of functionality. There is x number of existing sites that provide this should two SO users want to connect this way. –  Pëkka Apr 15 '11 at 9:33
    
@Pekka Dont know how to accept your answer, so voted up your comment . BTW, can you please let me know how to Close a question. –  Sujay Ghosh Apr 15 '11 at 9:35
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No, please no!

I can already see Jon drowning in friend and support requests.

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