I think what I’m looking for is something like this red PM box… having it open up a new [Private|Personal] Message would be so convenient (so long as they are a member)
but the initial request was definitely to be able to use the Invite, as it’s universally capable of adding someone by email OR username.
What’s missing is the “why”
This isn’t as urgent for me, because most of the time I’m talking with a person on the phone/chat/etc and I’m telling them that yes, the question they want answered is already in our forum, and that I’ll ping them on it. So the recent ability to ping a current user is super-awesome because now I don’t have to worry about if they are a member or not.
Having the ability to add a one-liner here means that when they finally get around to viewing the notice 2-3 days from now (etc) they’ll have a reminder of just why I wanted them to see/act/etc.