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Sending private messages

laredo Jun 6, 2012 07:59 PM

How does one send a private message?


  1. jrvedivici Jan 30, 2013 11:18 AM

    I think it would be a great enhancement to the sight. I do have a social networking email that I direct everyone to that is strictly used for things like this.

    1. hyacinthgirl Jan 30, 2013 10:35 AM

      Chowhound, are there any potential messaging features in the works, or is this something that the site has decided would not be a good fit?

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      1. re: hyacinthgirl
        meshane Jan 30, 2013 04:35 PM

        Hi hyacinthgirl,

        We recognize that there is value in adding this feature, but at this point the feature is not on our roadmap which extends out for about six months.

        - Shane

        1. re: meshane
          hyacinthgirl Jan 31, 2013 05:34 AM

          thank you!

      2. The Chowhound Team Jun 6, 2012 08:05 PM

        We don't have a private messaging function. Some posters list their contact information on their profile page, which you can access by clicking on their name.

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        1. re: The Chowhound Team
          laredo Jun 6, 2012 08:10 PM

          Thanks for the reply.

          1. re: The Chowhound Team
            GilaB Jun 11, 2012 07:08 AM

            I really wish there was a private messaging function. I'd rather not post my contact information in a public place, but on occasion, it'd be nice to be able to move a discussion to a more private setting.

            1. re: GilaB
              Servorg Jun 11, 2012 08:08 AM

              Just establish a hotmail (or whatever service you want to use) email address that you use only for this site. That way you can communicate off board without posting "private contact information" on a public board.

              1. re: Servorg
                Quine Jun 11, 2012 04:40 PM

                And you can use a site like http://scr.im/ which will assign a short URL to your email. and require a simple "I am human: test before it reveals the email address. I use this, as you can see on my profile. It has produced no spam for me nor trolls.

                1. re: Quine
                  GilaB Jun 13, 2012 09:02 AM

                  Thanks - good suggestion.

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