There are several ways on StackEchange one can use to send a message to a specific user, f.e. by adding
@username when posting a comment.
However, if I only want to 'contact' a user with a new request - but not necessarily linked to an existing posting anywhere on site - what is the 'correct' (Read: site policy accepted way) way of doing so?
And, is there a way to do it non-publically as well?
I also tagged this question feature-request because I think it would be good to have an according action-link on a users site-profile. (If this functionality doesn't exist already, and I'm just blind.)
Something alike a Invite this user to chat button which creates a new chat, brings you there, and alerts the user....