Why, why, why is there no way of contacting another user? I searched for this topic and found threads regarding this site not being used for promotional purposes, but... Seriously, this is just kind of ridiculous.
All I want is to ask a particular user a question about a recipe they posted in a thread. The thread is from 2008, so I don't think posting there will be of much help to me. The user still appears to be active on this site, but there is no way for me to get them a message, other than starting a thread or responding to one in which they've posted, then cross my fingers that they'll happen to see it. This is ridiculous and stupid and inconvenient.