I cannot find a way of private messaging SO members, is it possible?

  • Why was this migrated?
    – Travis J
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:57
  • Yea.. I see the original post too in the revisons... Why was this migrated?
    – qwertynl
    Dec 23, 2013 at 19:58
  • 2
    Why wouldn't it be migrated? Throwing some random code copy/pasted from Google into a question to get around quality filters doesn't make it a programming question. Dec 23, 2013 at 21:10

3 Answers 3


You can't

You can create a chatroom with someone if you have enough reputation.

  • But how much reputation is required and, when you have it, how do you creat a chatroom with someone? Oct 27, 2023 at 16:54

You can't. If there is something you should be discussing on the site, you can do so publicly. Perhaps it makes sense to go to a chatroom to speak to that user?


You can't. Stack overflow is a Q&A site, not a social network.

Use @Username in a comment if you want to reply to someone already participating in the comment thread. Commenting on someone's post will also notify them.