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stymie Apr 9, 2012 04:49 AM

Can u send private messages to an individual on CH? If yes, how?

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  1. sunshine842 RE: stymie Apr 9, 2012 05:17 AM

    No. No pm capabilities. Many members do have an email listed, but no on-site mechanism.

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      stymie RE: sunshine842 Apr 9, 2012 05:20 AM

      How do you find their email address? Can you view someone's profile, how? Thanks

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        magiesmom RE: stymie Apr 9, 2012 05:31 AM

        click on their name

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          Davwud RE: stymie Apr 9, 2012 05:39 AM

          Click on their user name and look on the right side of the page. Some people post an email address such as I.

          Alternatively if there's someone you want to get in contact with, reply to a message and post an address asking them to contact you. If you're worried, go to hotmail, Gmail, etc. and open an email account specifically for this kind of stuff. I use hotmail when I sign up for things. That way I can get all the spam 1 or 15 people should be subjected to without it clogging up my regular email. Every few days I just go in and clean out my in box.

          I'm guessing you're a little late to the party but this comes around every couple years or so. To quickly recap; CH doesn't want to add the feature lest people start to take their food discussions private. Understandable. OTOH I (and others) think it would be a valuable tool especially if you're traveling to a new city. To be able to PM someone and ask them where is the best place to park for the ball game. Where is the best park for bird watching. Is there a sufficient transit system. Etc.

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            The Chowhound Team RE: Davwud Apr 11, 2012 07:10 AM

            Just an additional request -- if you're going to do this, please make it clear that you're asking so you can take some non-food discussion offline. We remove posts that are along the lines of 'I have some ideas for where you should eat, email me!' or 'If anyone remembers this recipe, please email me' quite often, as we want that information shared on the boards, rather than in email. The clearer your post is that that's not your intent, the more likely it is to remain.

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