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Who is Dave and what is he doing in the chat?

As discovered here, there's an Easter Egg in chat, triggered when trying to set a negative timeout for a chat room. It shows a funny error message: I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that. So, ...
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A room owner can put chat in timeout while being suspended

I got suspended on chat.SE, while being an room owner for the Sandbox. I tried to put the room in timeout from the menu and it succeeded: Should this feature be disabled for suspended users (...
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Obscured digits while chat in timeout for mobile client [duplicate]

As you can see, the top part of the countdown digits is obscured in mobile chat on Android Chrome.
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Space or newline characters breaking timeout auto message markdown

When a chat room is placed into a temporary timeout, the one doing it can write a custom reason. If the custom reason has markdown (e.g. italics or bold) and the last character is space or linebreak, ...
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Please show the room timeout to room owners and moderators in chat

Currently if you use the timeout feature in chat only regular users can see the timeout message and the count down timer. It would be nice if we could also show this to room owners and moderators. ...
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Indicate when room is in timeout by a different background color

When a chat room is frozen or deleted, it means ordinary users can't post messages, and we see those rooms with a gray background in the rooms list. However, currently there is no special background ...
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When /rooms/timeout/... returns an error, it isn't clearly visible

When the room timeout feature returns an error (for example due to rate limiting, "You can perform this action again in 3 seconds"), you don't get a message that tells that there's an error. For other ...
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Apostrophes show up as ''' in chat room timeout reason

I was playing with the new room owner power on chat, timeouts, and passed I'm testing this as timeout reason. However, this showed up as: This room was placed in timeout for 30 seconds; I'm ...
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Vote to timeout

Please allow us to vote to timeout a room if the discussion starts degenerating or otherwise going off-topic. Unfortunately this is a mods only feature and mods aren't always around. I think six ...
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