When a mod moves comments to chat, an entry "Mod Moved Comments To Chat" appears in the edit history (revisions list) of a question/answer (Example).

It would be more useful, in my view, if this entry included the name of the mod who did it ("Comments Moved To Chat By $(MODERATORNAME)").

Currently most moderator actions leave a trace that specifies who did it and when (for instance, protecting questions, closing questions 'by authority', deleting them...), and this is an exception. Is there a reason why it works this way? If no, can this be changed?


When a moderator moves comments to chat, a comment is automatically posted by that user linking to that chat room.

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This comment shows which moderator performed the action, and when.

  • Can this comment be deleted or edited? – Federico Poloni Jan 27 '18 at 11:58
  • Deleted. yes. but that kinda defeats the purpose of moving to chat. We cannot edit who posted it, but what is posted. I'd note though, if you're going to complain its moved to chat, you should remember the alternative is a overloaded comment thread that the powers that be want to discourage, or deletion. Moving to chat is a good thing. – Journeyman Geek Jan 27 '18 at 12:09
  • @JourneymanGeek I agree with you, moving comments to chat is a good thing 99.9% of the time. – Federico Poloni Jan 27 '18 at 12:15
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    You should also note that it's possible for moderators to redact the revision history of a post (though this requires two moderators iirc) and that every moderator action (including some you've never heard of) is permanently logged in a private but mod / cm-accessible area. – wizzwizz4 Jan 27 '18 at 12:48

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