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Private message feature

It would be a useful feature to have a button sitting on every user page that would allow one user to contact another in a private way, without having to use chat. It would be like sending a short e-mail within Stack Exchange.

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    I'm going to put this slightly more explicitly this time... please stop asking so many meta questions without doing any research. Before asking any more questions, check on this site and on Meta Stack Exchange. The number of very basic questions you are asking which could easily be figured out with some simple research is becoming abusive.
    – nhinkle
    Feb 10, 2012 at 2:27
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    To add onto @nhinkle, you may also want to take advantage of our chat system, particularly Root Access, our room. Users are there almost 24/7 who will eventually get back to you with an answer to almost any question chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/118/root-access Feb 10, 2012 at 2:30
  • @nhinkle Ok, fellas, thank you, I will make use of the chat room. I didn't know that chat room existed. Maybe you should send each newly signed up user an e-mail telling them about the blog, the most important chat rooms and other basic things like those. Thanks again for being so tolerant, I'm embarrassed... Feb 10, 2012 at 4:16
  • A lot of this is in the FAQ Feb 10, 2012 at 11:58

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This has been requested multiple times, and been denied just as many on Meta Stack Overflow. At this point, I doubt it will be implemented with this many times being . You can always create a private chat room, or see other ways to contact users.

If you look at that post, it's been requested about 15+ times to no avail, and has been consistently requested since the site started.

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