I've seen on some occasions, either here or on other stack exchange sites, if I attempt to add a comment to a question / answer that's received many comments, an option that appears recommending to move the discussion into chat.
On a recent question that I'd asked, I noticed a fairly large amount of comments appearing, and wanted to request that those be moved to chat, but noticed there was no option to do so when I was looking at the question.
I searched through the help center, and tried searching for any meta questions I could find referencing this, but haven't been able to identify a clear definition of how this is supposed to work.
I ended up flagging the post for moderator attention, asking that the comments be moved, but I feel that it may not have been appropriate for me to bring something like this up to a moderator's attention.
So, I wanted to ask on the meta site to get some clarification on this.
Is this something that moderators do?
Is it something that the community can do once a user has reached a certain amount of rep?
When should this be done?