Say I provided an answer to a question, and then another user commented on my answer pointing out some mistakes. I realise my answer has serious flaws and decided to delete it.

Now, I want to talk to that user. To follow up the discussion started in the comments. I can start a chat room, but now there is no post / comment thread where I can post the link of the chat room. I cannot find this user in any other active chat room.

How can I "ping" a specific user, with no previous chat presence? Are there alternatives to chat?

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    $\begingroup$ It sounds like you're asking about chat specifically, right? If so I'd suggest clarifying the title and/or tags of your question to make that explicit. $\endgroup$ – David Z Jun 28 '20 at 4:09
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidZ well are there other ways other than chat? $\endgroup$ – SuperCiocia Jun 28 '20 at 4:10
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    $\begingroup$ Assuming they have a chat profile at all, you can invite them to a chat room as described in this previous meta answer. $\endgroup$ – Chris Mod Jun 28 '20 at 4:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Chris That would probably make a good answer $\endgroup$ – David Z Jun 28 '20 at 4:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Chris what if they don't have enough reputation to participate in chat yet, and/or they don't have a chat profile. $\endgroup$ – SuperCiocia Jun 28 '20 at 23:58
  • $\begingroup$ @SuperCiocia That's why I didn't post it as an answer, as I don't know if there's any way to contact them in that case. If you have trouble finding the user's chat profile, I suppose you could ask a moderator. Looking through your recently deleted answers, the user I guess you're talking about has a chat profile here. $\endgroup$ – Chris Mod Jun 29 '20 at 0:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Chris Thanks for that! Then I did something wrong. Where can I go and type some username to see if they have a chat profile? $\endgroup$ – SuperCiocia Jun 29 '20 at 0:13
  • $\begingroup$ And on a separate note, do all users need a minimum reputation to even participate in other people's chat rooms? I am having that issue as well at the moment. $\endgroup$ – SuperCiocia Jun 29 '20 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ @SuperCiocia You can search here, but it can be tedious when they have a generic name, since chat is network-wide. $\endgroup$ – Chris Mod Jun 29 '20 at 0:26
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    $\begingroup$ @Chris so how did you find him? $\endgroup$ – SuperCiocia Jun 29 '20 at 0:27
  • $\begingroup$ @SuperCiocia I think you can specify a user in the room settings to allow them to chat even if they do not have enough reputation. $\endgroup$ – Chris Mod Jun 29 '20 at 0:27
  • $\begingroup$ @SuperCiocia Well, in this case they are on the first page of results if you search by "recent." But also moderators have a tool for that. $\endgroup$ – Chris Mod Jun 29 '20 at 0:28
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    $\begingroup$ @Chris Unfortunately, chat room owners cannot allow low rep members to chat. Some of us have been asking for this for several years. See meta.stackoverflow.com/q/257949/4014959 $\endgroup$ – PM 2Ring Jul 6 '20 at 9:34

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