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Any way to send a personal message to another user?

There has been quite a few times that I wished I could send a message to another user on SO - not ask a question for everyone to see, but just a short message informing them of something or requesting ...
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4answers
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Tell the user who will be notified of a comment

Note 2011/09/20: Jeff's marked this status-completed. I (the person making the request) disagree that what's been done, which is actually an implementation of this other request, meets this request ...
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Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation?

I just posted a comment beginning with @username, and my @username part of the comment disappeared (it was the first word in the comment). Is there a lolcat inside the Stack Exchange database nomming ...
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10answers
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Should the community wiki police be shut down?

Read me first: What are “Community Wiki” posts on Stack Overflow? Some times I post things that are border line community wiki, like this question: Are there any C# open source log viewers? which ...
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2answers
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Can we add a “No Thanks” part to the FAQ?

SO's getting a bit silly now. Almost every hour I'm editing tags and thanks out of titles. If we're not going to have automatic warnings to users during question composition, can we at least add to ...
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2answers
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Don't block comments with two @lerts if one of them is @postowner

Comments containing more than one @lert are blocked now unless they contain a backtick. In principle this is a good idea: it educates unexperienced users, while experienced users still have a ...
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0answers
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It's time to revert removing @name from comments

Yes, I am aware of: Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? Don't remove the @ part of my comment Alert users as to why their @lert is being removed from comments But now that several years ...
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1answer
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Micro-refinement to notifications for comments of others posts

If a user comments on their own post and there is only one person who has previously commented, then that person should be notified when the author comments even if '@user' is not specified courtesy ...
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Are recent changes in SO customer- or system-driven? [closed]

It seems to me that several of the newer features on Stack Exchange (automatically removing @replies in comments to the post owner when only one other commentator is involved, nagging about back and ...
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4answers
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How much value is there in editing poor English?

I was editing this question trying to just have it make sense, and I stopped because I think I fixed it enough and its actually kind of funny: ("I suffered for 15 days but I will run properly"). So ...
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1answer
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When removing @lerts, remove full user name with spaces

In situations where an @lert is removed, if the commenting user included a full user name with spaces, only the leading portion of the @lert that doesn't contain any spaces is removed. For example, ...
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2answers
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Alert users as to why their @lert is being removed from comments

While I personally despise this change, so long as we have to live with it it needs to be made clearer to new users. I've seen people who are not aware of the @ syntax's affect on notifications get ...
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1answer
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Stack Exchange creator's (official?) take on pastebin, fiddles, images, et cetera

What is the "official" take on sharing code/images/etc on SE sites? By "official" I mean I'm looking for any thoughts on this by the creators of the SE engine/software. Note that I appreciate the ...
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Auto-removal of @name from comments makes the site less readable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don't remove the @ part of my comment A brief scan through similar questions here on Meta revealed that apparently SO staff regards the feature useful for removing noise. ...
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2answers
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Should 'fun' tags be purged from SO?

Based on a conversation that occurred in the comments of this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6654617/if-you-were-to-ever-tattoo-yourself-with-a-piece-of-code-what-would-it-be Would it ...

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