I am not talking about contacting a user about a question/answer on a site. It's just for other information or asking for some personal advice, or just commenting a user on his/her 'about' profile! How can I leave a message for a user?

  • Please don't vandalize your question; it's not good form, and doesn't help you get it reopened.
    – fbueckert
    May 21, 2019 at 1:15
  • How can I delete my question @fbueckert
    – Tojra
    May 21, 2019 at 4:26
  • By yourself, you can't. You could try flagging it as other and ask for it to be deleted, or disassociated from your account. Other than that, only users with 10k can vote to delete it.
    – fbueckert
    May 21, 2019 at 13:52

1 Answer 1


You can't, at least within the boundaries of Stack Exchange, and this is by design. It doesn't offer a private message system, some of the reasons being that Stack Exchange's focus is the content, not the users themselves; also, private communication would be hard to moderate.

Users who don't mind being contacted sometimes leave an email address on their profile page, so you can use that avenue. Twitter might work, too. But don't be disappointed if they don't react; many users want to keep their Stack Exchange presence separate from their other (online and offline) activities.

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