Comments and messages

Comments 

Comments create a public record of helpful information that your community can use long after your ask or offer has expired.

Messaging

Private messages allow you to share sensitive information, like your contact info, with other users.

We generally encourage commenting publicly because every comment adds to your community's bank of resources. Of course, some information needs to be shared privately. You can directly message a user with the “message me” button just below their post or on their profile.