Today, Twitch added new moderation tools that include channel-specific details about each user. Mods can now see number of messages, bans, timeouts, and user-specific comments from other mods. This will hopefully allow them to more effectively keep chat, er, not terrible. Take that, improbably named user BabyRage.

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They also added an undocumented “feature” that prevents users from sending identical messages in a 30 second time period.

This can be a problem for streams with bots whose commands have a timeout.