So, I'm once again violating the policies of AU by having an extended discussion in comments.

The link offering to move this discussion to chat pops up. I get distracted and do not act on it immediately. When I bring my browser back to that question, the link is gone.

Now what? How can I accomplish the same thing that clicking on the move this discussion to chat link would have done?

Adding some links to questions on meta Stack Overflow that seem related or similar to this question as additional context.

“move comments to chat” link disappeared
Should “move-to-chat” be provided on demand (as a button perhaps)?

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While it isn't the same feature, what you can do is the following:

If you can't create a room (for whatever reason), ping one of the moderators or just ask a high rep user in chat to make one for you.

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    I actually do not like this answer. But that's because I do not like that this appears to be the only way of doing things at the moment than any fault in your answer per se. It would be nice if Stack Exchange would provide a "button" (or whatever) which "moved a discussion in comments to chat". Oh, well. That suggestion appears to have already been asked and declined over on Meta Stack Exchange. :-( May 16, 2012 at 22:00
  • @irrationalJohn yeah, i don't like it either, but it's appears to be (as you said) the only answer right now. :(
    – jrg
    May 16, 2012 at 22:47

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