Recently arrived on Diaspora, it took me a while to find a way to send a private message to a specific user. I intuitively went to the user’s page, thinking I would find a “contact” button. But it wasn’t there.
I finally read the tutorial to figure out how to initiate a private conversation : Notifications and conversations - The diaspora* Project
It would be more intuitive and easier to have the same button on the user’s page https://diaspora-fr.org/people/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to open the conversation window with the user’s address already filled in the “to” field.