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I'd like to contact a developer on Github to see how I can help out, etc. Anyway to do this? I don't see the option anywhere.

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You can contact a GitHub user by going to her/his user page (https://github.com/[USERNAME]) and on the left-hand site you should see her/his email address (if they have provided one).

For example, here's my user page: https://github.com/sobi3ch

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Thank you. Good to know for the future. –  Josh M. Dec 5 '12 at 16:33

I don't know about sending them a message directly, but if you post a comment in a discussion that they are involved in, then it will appear as a notification in their github account.

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Yeah, I was hoping to avoid posting my email but ended up doing it anyway. Thanks. –  Josh M. Jul 21 '12 at 17:06
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It would be nice if there was a direct-message mechanism, oh well! –  Josh M. Jul 21 '12 at 17:07

I don't know how long this has been in place, but now you can add @username message_content in a discussion and that user will be notified.

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Could you say a bit more about where in the interface this can be done? –  batpigandme Jun 20 '13 at 11:10
    
Probably any where you enter "comments" e.g. on an issue. –  Josh M. Jun 20 '13 at 14:23
    
Just write "@user ping" in any of issue comments –  Fedir Jul 26 '13 at 12:05

Check out the repository and look for their email address in the Git log.

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