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How do I speak privately with a poster who has more questions than would be appropriate for the site? Should I just list my email address, or is this too public?

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    $\begingroup$ There is a chat option. When the comments get too long, the chat option automatically appears. I think you can discuss these types of questions in Chemistry Meta rather. $\endgroup$
    – M. Farooq
    Jul 14 at 17:05
  • $\begingroup$ @M. Farooq: The OP has a rep of 1. You need 20 to chat. is there any other way? $\endgroup$ Jul 14 at 17:21
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    $\begingroup$ I honestly didn't expect a user with >10k to post this on main site and ignore both CSE's and mother Metas. How do I contact other users?; Any way to send a personal message to another user? $\endgroup$
    – andselisk Mod
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    $\begingroup$ "And you may ask yourself, 'Well... how did I get here?'" $\endgroup$
    – Todd Minehardt Mod
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  • $\begingroup$ Related: chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4838/… $\endgroup$ Jul 15 at 4:35
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    $\begingroup$ I have more than 10k rep and am confused. This seems to be intentional (from a comment in one of the quoted meta questions): "What I really REALLY dislike is that it takes every user a lot of time to find out that this feature does intentionally not exist. My first thought never was "well, let's see if I even can send a PM"; my first thought just was "Okay, I want to send a PM; where do I have to click?" And then I went on searching for the presumed hidden button. And didn't find it. And didn't. And got frustrated. And only much later I thought about searching for the topic on Meta. ." $\endgroup$ Jul 16 at 20:37
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How do I speak privately with a poster who has more questions than would be appropriate for the site?

Some users leave information in their profile on how to reach them off-platform. There generally is no way to do anything privately on Stack Exchange, except for serious moderation issues.

Please see the links provided by andselisk for more detail:

Should I just list my email address, or is this too public?

I have a friend that said: It's just an email address, I can have another one tomorrow. That's one opinion. If you are of the same opinion, then you can try that. There is a high chance it'll get flagged and removed when seen.

As moderators we have to care for personally identifiable information (PII) and even if it is given up voluntarily and with intend we might just delete it to be safe anyway as it could have been accidental.

To answer your question: You probably shouldn't post your email address as it is very public.

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