These are a few of the comments in the thread that I think ought to be considered. Is it possible to have some sort of graphical depiction on each page of a thread, too? On multipage threads, it is easy to forget that there was a Cool It issued four pages back.
In addition, I'd like to see something similar done (flashing) with the Cool It icon on the particular forum's topic page. Or maybe turn the topic title to a different color when there's a Cool It issued. I don't think the snowflake icon always gets the attention it needs (it's too "pleasant" ). I'm sure it's not intuitive to a newcomer, especially since I don't think we have a "legend" anywhere on the site to explain.
Just some thoughts before the ideas get lost in the thread. I don't program or know how the IPB software works, so I don't know if it's possible. However, if we don't ask, then we definitely won't get it!