Moderators have the ability to move comments on questions and answers to a dedicated chat room. When they elect to do that an auto generated comment is created that says

Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.

The word chat is a hyperlink to the new chat room. Moderators can edit or delete this comment, just like any other comment.

Typically, after moving the comments to chat, the moderator deletes/purges many/most/all of the comments. Many users do not like when this happens and the auto generated comment is not that informative. A site that I moderate is developing a FAQ related to moving comments to chat. It would be ideal if we could, on a per site basis, edit the default comment to include a link to the FAQ and be worded in a way that better suits that community.

While the more descriptive comment can obviously be done with a careful cut and paste job, the auto generated link to the new chat room means that there is a chance of user error.

Is it possible to have the default comment text when moving comments to chat be set on a per site basis?


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Perhaps the standard reason could be:

Comments archived.

Or with the link to the sites faq or help centre.

Comments archived. See How do comments work?.

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    Tiny change, but can we not have the word "see" as a hyperlink in the second reason you posted? It looks ugly and new users may not expect that to be 2 separate links. Having the word "see" in black is a clear indicator that those are 2 separate links.
    – user392547
    Commented Aug 7, 2018 at 12:02

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