Would it be possible to prevent the "conversation moved to chat" comment that's left when moderators move a lengthy comment chain to chat from being hidden?
The message that's left when moderators move comments says:
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Which links to the chatroom and is usually a good reminder to people that they should be using comments for their intended purpose. However what usually happens, especially on HNQ questions, is that posts continue to attract chatty comments. Often those comments attract some upvotes. Before long enough comments are left that this "moved to chat" comment will be hidden as they rarely get many upvotes.
As a moderator all I'm left with then is simply nuking all those comments. I sometimes edit the automated message to include formatting and additional explanation in the hope of making it more visible and attracting upvotes but the problem of this message dropping off the default display remains. When I leave existing useful comments in place the "moved to chat" comment might never even be shown by default.
To be effective it seems like this automated comment should be prevented from being hidden.
As this might require changes to the way comments or the hiding algorithm work, one quick fix would be to auto-apply upvote(s) to the comment from the community user. If upvotes need to be tied to single users, an additional automatic upvote from the moderator could get it to +2 though I imagine that could break things in other fun ways.