Over in The Nineteenth Byte, we've recently been experiencing a slightly disruptive form of spamming from suspended users. The user repeatedly joins and leaves the room, often multiple times a minute, meaning that the joining/leaving animation happens over and over again. This is disruptive to the users in the room trying to chat, as evidenced by this, this and this
Unfortunately, one of those occurrences resulted in messages being moved to the private Trashcan, meaning that they are only visible to moderators/staff
These users are actively disrupting chat rooms, and often have usernames designed to catch attention, or to get users to read their profiles. However, we have basically no ability to prevent this. Kicking them would be an appropriate action to take, but you cannot kick-mute suspended users. We've had moderators destroy the accounts, but this isn't a sustainable fix, and it even appears that this can be circumvented, as we believe that this has been the same user under three different accounts (all suspended or destroyed)
It's already been asked what the appropriate course of action here is, but nothing came from it, and the advice given by Journeyman doesn't really help when users are being this disruptive. Therefore, I'm asking for some kind of ability for room owners and moderators to help prevent this kind of behaviour. The ability to kick-mute suspended users would be great, as would the ability to hide a specific user's joining/leaving animation.