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Sending private messages

laredo Jun 6, 2012 07:59 PM

How does one send a private message?


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

      Thanks for the reply.

      1. re: The Chowhound Team
        GilaB RE: The Chowhound Team 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 RE: GilaB 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 RE: Servorg 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 RE: Quine Jun 13, 2012 09:02 AM

              Thanks - good suggestion.

      2. hyacinthgirl RE: laredo 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 RE: hyacinthgirl 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 RE: meshane Jan 31, 2013 05:34 AM

            thank you!

        2. jrvedivici RE: laredo 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.

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