When there are a large number of comments on a post, you are prompted with this if you go to add another comment:

Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat?

I'd like to request that this say that you're copying the discussion to chat instead of moving. The expectation from most computer users is that a move removes it from the source, and places it in the destination. A copy operation instead leaves the original in place, while making a duplicate in the destination. The latter is what this link does, but the text implies the former.

And yes, I realize this is a pretty nitpicky grammar request.

  • Depends; Is the previous discussion an rvalue reference or not?
    – bitmask
    Sep 7, 2012 at 19:53

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No, you're not copying the discussion to chat, you're moving it. For one thing, further comments will not be copied to chat. For another, it's the discussion that's being moved, not the comments. And to trump it all, for a non-programmer, you move a discussion to another venue. “Copying a discussion” sounds like the discussion is over and you're sending a recording to a third party.

  • Hm. How about a compromise (my original proposal) - AFTER clicking the link, you are presented with a pop-up showing the link to newly created chat, AND the explanation of what/why happened and what is expected further. Sep 7, 2012 at 19:59

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