I have someone asking for my email address in a comment to an answer I posted on SO:
I wanted to contact you for another project which I don't want to make public. But I couldn't find your email to send, how should I contact you personally?
This is the second time. The first time they apparently looked at my LinkedIn profile (linked from my SO profile) and found my name and company (which is fine). Their comment addressed me by name this time and asked if it was "alright" to contact someone else they found an email address for at my company. I flagged it and the comment was deleted soon after. Now they're asking again, and obviously don't get the idea of how SO works.
What's the best practice here or what would you suggest to do?
- Keep flagging the comments and not responding.
- Suggest that they find a way to ask the question publicly.
- Politely tell them to go away.
- Ignore it entirely.
- Some combination or something else?