In academic practice and code of conduct, it is fair to obligatory to mention authors and sources of information. Some of the contributions on this site merit to be cited. However, the authors are anonymous. Is there a way to contact the authors whether he or she would appeciate to be cited in a non-public conversation?
There are several ways to proceed here.
- I agree with @curiousdannii that most academic institutions will accept a quote or citation from any source provided it is appropriately documented with references internally
- Some of the users here have contact information in their profile section and welcome private contact
- For those who wish to remain anonymous, it is possible to ask the person to contact you by leaving your contact information either in a comment or in your profile.