Having the ability to move comments to chat is a great tool to quickly move extended discussions but it can be a tedious process because we've have to perform a lot of steps to migrate the discussion.
First, we have to peruse the list of comments and delete anything we don't want to move (possibly multiple clicks). Then we are presented with the option:
By choosing the "Move comments to chat", it migrates the remaining undeleted comments and leaves the standard comment with a link to the chatroom:
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
After this, we have a few options - we can either manually delete each individual comment or go to the mod menu and "Purge all Comments". The purge process even removes the comment with the link to the chatroom that we just created. As a result, we have to view all the comments to undelete the chatroom comment, otherwise no one will know the discussion was moved.
We end up with 5 or more actions to process a single flag. At least on Stack Overflow, when we have about 30+ of the "too many comment" flags in a single day, this becomes a time-consuming process to basically clean-up "second-class" comments.
I propose another option on the flag menu, to purge comments and move to chat in a single action. And when the migration/purge is done, the comment pointing to the chatroom isn't deleted as well. Moderators would have the option to migrate, purge, leave the comment with one click instead of multiple.
Is this something that could be implemented to streamline the moderator tools?