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Would you consider rephrasing this action? The word "move" makes me think that if I click it, the comments will be removed from the question/answear. But in fact the comments are just copied.

  • Where does it say that? The only time I recall seeing anything close to this is "Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat?" - Which doesn't quite say the same. – psubsee2003 Feb 8 '14 at 19:08
  • Ok, you remember it better than me. I am not native speaker, to me it sounds like the comments (that consists the discussion) would be moved to chat. – Leos Literak Feb 8 '14 at 19:22
  • I could see how it could be interpret it either way, but I have always read it as "would you like to move the active discussion to chat", not moving the comments themselves. – psubsee2003 Feb 8 '14 at 19:25
  • And this is the problem, that you can read it both ways which means that part of users will rather not use this feature. See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/97664/… – Leos Literak Feb 8 '14 at 19:47
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Personally I have never had an issue with the phrasing. It seems direct and accurate. I have used it before. However, if it is confusing people who speak English as a second language, perhaps it could be a little more explicit with what happens

Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to create a chat room to continue this discussion?

  • Like you, I don't see a problem with the current phrasing, but the rephrasing certainly removes the ambiguity – psubsee2003 Feb 8 '14 at 20:28
  • Do SO authors monitor this site? – Leos Literak Feb 9 '14 at 7:07

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