Should skeptics.SE be more aggressive about moving comment threads to chat?
I have spent some time recently on workplace.SE, and just like skeptics.SE, comment threads can get long and sometime off-topic. Mods there, though, seem pretty quick to move comment threads to chat (of course not all users are happy about this).
I think we have the opposite problem here. Right now I see a whopping two chat rooms in skeptic chat, compared to dozens of rooms with current or recent activity in workplace chat. And we have plenty of rambling comment threads, especially in recent political posts.
The sites are not that different in size, but it does appear they've developed very different ways of using the chat rooms. More than just it being a place to banish off-topic comments, people actually seem to use the chat to continue the discussion.
As a user (not a mod), should I be more aggressively flagging comment threads? If so, what's the proper flag for "don't delete this, just move to chat"? Is it "Too chatty"?
A related question: after a few back and forth comments, I noticed the comment page on workplace changed to include a "would you like to move this discussion to chat?" link:
Now I have no idea how often users do this, vs mod action, but is this feature something we'd like to see here here? Is it even available network-wide?
This Q is somewhat related to, but not exactly the same as, the following meta questions: