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
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.
No, please no!
I can already see Jon drowning in friend and support requests.