Many of you have probably seen this question on the troubleshooting of my friends 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32). There was a ~15 comment 'thread' under the question that has since been moved to chat. I have no problem with this action, as it keeps the site clean and concise, and many of the comments reiterated what had already been stated in the question. On the other hand, some of the comments involved troubleshooting techniques through which we could ascertain more useful information.
I would say roughly half the comments were bringing up new information, while the other half fell into the category of 'discussion' or information that was already in the question. Others brought up sensors/parts that had been checked but I had to edit into the question as I forgot to list them originally.
My question is, where should extended troubleshooting take place if not in the comments? I don't like the idea of doing it in chat, because some people (me in this case) find it a hassle to redirect to a different page to get the up-to-date information. I see moving the useful information off the main question page as detrimental toward the ultimate goal of solving the problem.
Could we figure out a way to move some comments to chat, or hide certain comments if they are seen as unnecessary? Can we restore the more useful comments back to the main page? Should I edit the useful comments into my question (which seems like a big middle finger to the mods)?