Is there any way to contact a fellow hound to discuss non-chow topics or to generally network? For instance, if a non-chow subject comes up during general discussion on a specific thread, is there a way to message the other poster? Here are 2 specific instances:
1. A warehouse store being discussed is convenient to a quilt shop I frequent. I wrote in my post that I tend to go to that particular warehouse store more than others because of it's proximity to the quilt shop. The other poster expressed an interest in quilting & in knowing where other shops might be. How do we get in touch with each other off line? How much exchanging of info regarding the quilting is appropriate on the original thread? How do I divulge my email address if I want the other individual to contact me?
2. There was a discussion about a local Asian market. Many of us in that local area expressed a desire to visit the market together, or at least meet each other there. How do we communicate thaty without getting "chatty" on a board?
I don't want to go beyond Chowhound's boundries. Another board that I frequent, Yelp, has this facility, and it's very convenient.