We are happy to announce that we have released an update that addresses some of these points.
Channel Banned users will no longer be able to view the chat, and they will also be removed from your Chat list. There is an issue that has caused us to pause this temporarily, but we expect a fix to be out very soon – stay tuned to the Twitter thread below for the update.
Additionally, if you Block a user, they will not be able to subscribe or follow, and Blocking them will automatically unfollow them.https://twitter.com/TwitchSupport/status/1243643979897417730?s=20
I will leave this topic open for your points about being unable to fully view the remaining content of a channel, and account creation.
An error occurred while saving the commentStitchings commented
If you are banned from a channel, that's what it should mean. It shouldn't mean that you can see the stream or the people watching it. It should mean that streamer doesn't exist to you at all. There shouldn't be any of this appealing your ban. You were banned from the channel for a good and valid reason. People have circumvented their bans from channels and have gone onto further harass streamers or their viewers through whispers or other means. They have also gone onto have their friends join in on these harassments. If someone is banned, then make it STAY that way unless the streamer and their mod team decides to reverse the ban on their own. None of this trying to appeal your ban. The moderators and the streamer banned the viewer/user and they know why they did. For the safety and sanity of users on twitch, remove the appeal feature and make it so if someone is banned from a channel, THE CHANNEL DOES NOT EXIST TO THEM AT ALL.