Discussion on How should we respond to contact-me-privately and no-work-shown answers? includes SE is not a social networking site. My cousin has been researching both her and her partner's family for quite a long time. One of the names researched has recently appeared in a question on Genealogy.SE. This is of interest to my cousin and she would like to contact the writer. There are no contact details on the user profile. What are her options to persue this contact?
I think that there is a way to invite a person to a personal, private 'chat', but maybe you both have to already be in the chatroom?
...or no, if you made a chat post like, "Hey @user, I'd like to discuss some family-name related stuff in a private chat..." then would you include a private chat link or something? Not sure how it's done, but by @user-ing that person in the chatroom, they would get a notification that you had spoken that message to them - even if they get the message three days later.
(hope that made sense) lol
Any experienced SE users want to comment or clarify what I just tried to bumble through? ;)
Maybe you would need to be a high-rep user in order to 'create a chatroom'???