In these two questions, there's extensive discussion in comments (in one case in an answer) on the suitability of the question. To me, this seems like a discussion to be had here on meta, and so my question is:

When such discussions start forming, should we quickly shift the discussion to meta, adding a link and strongly encouraging commenters to move their comments to the corresponding meta thread ?

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    $\begingroup$ You are right Suresh. I guess we all got carried away today, or relaxed our guard, being Sunday and all. $\endgroup$ Feb 27, 2011 at 21:07
  • $\begingroup$ Can the moderators somehow migrate comments to meta? Move or copy + delete? $\endgroup$ Feb 27, 2011 at 23:13
  • $\begingroup$ we can't do migration of comments, only questions. $\endgroup$ Feb 28, 2011 at 0:38
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    $\begingroup$ I agree. The first comments are OK, but if someone wants to argue against the first comments about closing then they should start a meta discussion and post a link to the meta discussion in the comments. $\endgroup$
    – Kaveh
    Feb 28, 2011 at 2:04


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