Exporting Github Gist comments to repository

Started out a gist and has expanded to a small community. Page size has ballooned due to the comment count + images posted by users and always causes Unicorn!

I would like to import the gist to a new repository but also want to keep the gist comments. 

I considered manually creating comments and tagging the users and put them on the issues section.

Is there another way to keep every comment from the gist?

No, there is no built-in way to migrate gist comments into a GitHub repository.

Thanks for this feedback! We’re always working to improve GitHub and the GitHub Community Forum, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I’ve logged your feature request in our internal feature request list. Though I can’t guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it’s been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.