Note: this is an alternative proposal to Make "Move to Chat" automatic, moving all comments. Direct all further comments to the chat room and enable OP notifications
The manner in which comments are moved to chat on "noisy" websites is incredibly disruptive. It goes something like this:
- Several comments are moved to chat by a moderator and linked to the chat room.
- More comments are written under the post.
- Moderator returns and deletes all of the new comments, leaving a new comment "Comments cannot be moved to chat twice. Any further comments will be deleted."
The workflow for moving comments to chat is very haphazard. You never know when the "would you like to move this conversation to chat" link will appear, and when it does, it doesn't actually move the comments, nor does it "move" all of them. This is also true of moderator chat conversions.
The policy of deleting further comments because they can't be moved into the chatroom is just terrible in so many ways.
Several mods have expressed an interest in retaining better control over this process. Therefore, I suggest that we allow diamond moderators to move new comments to an existing "move to chat" chatroom (preserving time order).