Routing a Question to a Particular SO Member or Members
How to ask a question to a particular user of stackoverflow.com
There come times where you have an advanced question about a platform (not a problem/error). Typical developers watching that tag won't be able to answer it, or the few expert developers might miss it.
Example: C# expert Jon Skeet, VSTO expert Otaku, Symbian expert QuickRecipesOnSymbianOS
Some experts like Jon Skeet / Marc Gravell watch their respective tags, but that's no guarantee that your tough question will be seen by them.
So a way to request a specific user to answer a question will be useful. An implementation:
- Every question has "inform" link below it
- Clicking "inform" asks you for a specific user ID, eg. "23354" for Marc
- Marc then sees an alert on his Recent Activity page.
- Marc answers the tough question, and helps devs when they need him most