I don't really have strong feelings about this, but I found it somewhat nice to leave a short explanatory message ("There are already 20 million other jQuery rooms; please use one of those") in a room before freezing it. That way, the room creator can see it, and then leave on their own.
Several things to note:
- Frozen rooms should very well be in the "rooms you're in" list; please double check your claim that this is not the case, because if true, this is a bug and not intended behavior.
- While entering frozen rooms requires a few more clicks than entering a normal room, it's not forbidden. Assume your room was frozen automatically due to inactivity, and you make the case in a moderator flag that you'd like to have it unfrozen. Why should you not be waiting in there for the input box to reappear? And why should we auto-kick someone from a room they're allowed to be in?
- We should probably special-case the "mine" tab in the rooms list; since that is pretty much the outside equivalent of the inside "rooms you're in" list, I guess it shouldn't default to hiding the frozen rooms like the other tabs.
Edit re 3: Frozen rooms are now visible by default on the "favorite" and "mine" tab; this should decrease the chance for confusion.