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Most basic questions have been addressed network-wide on Meta Stack Overflow. Answer to this one is "no." Any way to send a personal message to another user? The consistent response to this is that it's a bad idea, because: It could hide information from the community: useful information transmitted privately is unavailable to other readers, ...


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No. Stack Exchange is probably never (ever, see meta.se) going to have a private messaging system. Private communication methods exist for official moderator business, but that's about it. Remember, we're first and foremost a Q&A network that's here to build a public wiki to help people through the problems they're facing, and while our chat's a great ...


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I can't find a specific link or quote right now, but afaik that was specifically left out because SE doesn't intend to be a forum/chat community but rather a dedicated Q&A site. IIRC the tenor was that including too many social features (like private messages) would diminish or dilute the main focus of the sites. Communication between users should be ...


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NO. This has been requested repeatedly and denied every single time by Stack Exchange Inc, and other users of SO/SE sites. The reason is simple. We are here to interact with the content, not the people. The chat system allows for some direct conversation with people, but it is always public (except in very specific circumstances related to moderation). ...


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