When a chat room is frozen, would be possible to add a metaphor of a frozen, winter like screen. I believe that it would enhance the understanding of the situation and it is a "nice to have" feature.

The current timeout feature already have one neat animation of a countdown, presenting us with a clear metaphor of a timer.

Maybe could use a snowfall animation, like one used on the "Winter Bash 2014"? Another possibly is tinting the screen with blue hue and adding a glass/ice texture.

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    Related: meta.stackexchange.com/q/213043/194162
    – user194162
    Commented Apr 30, 2015 at 20:58
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    There is a difference between snowfall and ice-bound; snowfall is more dynamic and livening, while ice-bound would be like behind a transparent glass wall with a blue tinge. If snowfall is used to indicate a frozen chat room, the same snowfall will not be reused for other meaning or purposes during the same Winter Bash period. Otherwise it will lose its purpose of indicating a frozen chatroom.
    – rwong
    Commented Apr 30, 2015 at 21:35

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Disney Frozen themed chatroom :D

Yes, this certainly seems to enhance the situation. :D

Except that might be a bit too much of a happy snowman for such a sad situation...

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    ... but do you want to build a snowman?
    – enderland
    Commented May 6, 2015 at 14:27
  • Do you mean code a snowman? ;)
    – Scimonster
    Commented May 6, 2015 at 14:29

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