The text ".pin" or ".unpin" (based on starring) is appended to the title attribute of chat flag links.

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  • Attention-to-detail'DDD! Repeated in IE9 on Windows 7 (I only see it on starred messages though). Commented Jan 5, 2012 at 19:10
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    Reproduced on Chrome 16 on Windows XP, but again, only on starred messages (resulting in .pin). I only see it on chat.stackexchange.com sites (where I have moderator privileges); I don't see it on chat.stackoverflow.com. Commented Jan 5, 2012 at 19:58
  • Your attention to details is over 9000! Commented Jan 5, 2012 at 20:23

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Wow, that one has gone unnoticed for a while. I was curious; through the magic of source control, I found a changeset from September 20th, 2010 (!), that turned

.attr("title", "click to " + verb)


.attr("title", "Flagging a message helps bring [...] abusive messages." + verb)

That little +verb was probably supposed to be removed at this point :)

(Back then, it was still possible to unflag a message, that's why verb contained either "flag" or "unflag". These days, the variable verb isn't used here anymore, but still may be used earlier in the same method, hence the seemingly unrelated "pin"/"unpin"). Aahh, the good ol' days…

Anyway, long story short: Fixed.

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