Similar to How can I move a discussion to chat before being prompted? but as an actual feature request. I'd like the ability to request a discussion move to chat before I'm suggested.

The reason for this, in some cases, is that I can guess that the direction of the comments are going to result in discussion. As a good citizen of SE sites, I feel like I know when it is appropriate and not appropriate. I'm not asking that I can suggest for other people to take it to a chat. Only for myself.

As an added bonus, I'd also like to make sure that any user (regardless of reputation) that is invited to chat can join the created room.

Use cases:

  • Getting further information about the question. (E.g. author said I was wrong, but I don't want to water down the answer with figuring out why.)
  • Helping the author with further, localized or specific, information or guidance that cannot, and should not, be discussed in the answer or posted within the question.

Edit: Here's some real world examples.

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  • I've had new users say they can't open the chat due to reputation restrictions. – TLP Dec 2 '11 at 18:10
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    All you need to do is add a comment saying "Lets take this to chat", this hardly needs a specific "feature". – meagar Dec 2 '11 at 18:19
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    @meagar yes, but then you cannot bring over all the previous comments easily – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 2 '11 at 18:21
  • @TLP Does that include the use of the current "let's take this to chat" feature? I'd say that this addition to the feature should only be available to people able to chat via reputation allowance. – Kevin Peno Dec 2 '11 at 20:01
  • @meagar This is an improvement on the existing feature (that moves all comments, etc) to chat after it appears it has devolved into discussion. The biggest reason for this addition from my point of view is to beat the SO trigger to the punch when I, as an experienced resident, know that the trigger will happen anyway. – Kevin Peno Dec 2 '11 at 20:02
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    @KevinPeno Both. Like you, I suggested taking it to chat before the prompt. Might be that the user didn't try again. Personally I see no reason why low rep users should not be allowed to be invited to a private chat. – TLP Dec 2 '11 at 20:17
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    @TLP I'd agree. I think the chat limitation should only include joining public rooms and creating new ones. Invitations should trump this requirement. – Kevin Peno Dec 2 '11 at 20:32
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    @NicolBolas I agree that both are very similar in nature. Should I edit the linked one to add my use cases and what not to the single use case provided there? I just need to know the best course of action without losing my additions to the suggestion. – Kevin Peno Dec 2 '11 at 22:34
  • @KevinPeno: I think it may be better to add an answer to that one with a link to here. Like this one from Nicol Bolas. – awe Aug 19 '13 at 9:58

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