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705 votes
1 answer

How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean ...
11 votes
3 answers

How should I inform a user I'm using their answer in a book?

I used my popular question Do Projects Ever End Early? as the basis of a book I wrote. (Available for free, for a limited time, here.) What is the appropriate protocol to inform the 14 users whose ...
5 votes
5 answers

Can we get a better mechanism to communicate with the OP?

In some posts - we need to ask the OP for a lot of information, since not everyone knows how to post a perfect question. Currently the only way to do it is by posting comments - which messes the ...
33 votes
5 answers

Is seeing other people's bookmarks a privacy issue?

I can see that anyone can see other peoples' bookmarks. I don't care much about this, but I was thinking: is this a privacy issue? For example, someone downvoted some questions or wrote negative ...
2 votes
7 answers

Private Message Feature [duplicate]

One thing that I will be very happy if added in Stack Overflow is a Private Message system like in forums, because there's some things that you want to be in private with your internet friends.
0 votes
1 answer

How can I send a message on this site? [duplicate]

I want to send a message to a user who probably resolved my question to get information. However, I wasn't able to see the "send message" option. Isn't there an option like this?
342 votes
12 answers

Don't remove the @ part of my comment

Recently I posted a comment on Stack Overflow on an answer by (say) Felix. He replied to the comment, and when replying to him I started my comment with "@Felix". Stack Overflow stripped that ...
-10 votes
2 answers

Duplicate questions & new answers

I know this is already discussed here but since it's come to an end, I wanted to bring it to attention again. What some people may have forgotten is that people who know the answer to a question are ...
8 votes
2 answers

How to interact with a moderator in this/other sites (technical/specific instructions)

How can I interact with a moderator? what specific actions are available for interacting with moderators, and how (literally, which page do I go to, what do I click on, etc) to perform these? ...
66 votes
1 answer

Common reasons why your meta post may be negatively received

Alternative title: What kills meta This post functions as a complement to How can I participate in meta and not die trying? As you may already be aware, meta is one such grim place where disagreements ...
-19 votes
2 answers

Can I hit on someone? [closed]

I know you must think I am very weird, but I once met a user I liked on Stack Overflow that answered one of my questions. If I asked them for their number (through the comments), would I get banned or ...
-3 votes
1 answer

Am I or anyone else allowed to comment in a question of mine requesting an answer from a particular person? [duplicate]

I am not talking of a Quora style requesting for an answer, but am I or anyone else allowed to comment in a question of mine requesting an answer from a particular person? Example, Persons_name I ...
259 votes
3 answers

How do I contact other users?

How can I contact another user, if that user has not specified any contact details in their profile? Return to FAQ index
-12 votes
2 answers

I want to chat with a specific user to ask them a question, how can I do that? [duplicate]

I want to ask a question to a specific user on Islam.SE, but I don't have the reputation to create or participate in chat. How can I ask my question to this user?
1 vote
1 answer

How do I check if a question author has found an (unposted) answer in the meantime?

How do I check or ask whether somebody has found the answer to their own question? (I do not have enough reputation points to post it as a comment.) Note that this is not the question about getting ...

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