Originally posted by KJCavalier
The only problem I see here is the analysing games function. as there isn't supposed to be any comments on games in progress, and this could very potentially become a very big problem for this.
I would just recomend finding who's on your buddy list and have them added to your MSN messenger.
I know what you mean. Clearly, analysis of games is, and will be, restricted to finished games (as per the site rules)
But can you see where this could go? This extends the recently moved 'green dot' and turns it into an 'online' notifier. Status could be set to 'moving+posting', 'moving', 'away', 'offline' etc in the same way as messenger works.
Messaging clan mambers and other friends/opponents can now move away from the static 'only whilst you move' in game message or PM and be replaced by Instant Messaging at anytime - you can see when are actually online but not moving.
By incorporating the Buddy system too, you can have control of who can see you online and who can't. Who can message you, set up games with you and all that which goes with it.
A quick look at MSM messenger, you can also use the 'MSN Today' idea to include My games/My posts replied to/My Clan/My tournaments in a quick overview - if you use MSN then you'll know what I'm talking about.
To answer your recommendation, This solution removes the need for you to give out your personal contact details and therefore allows RHP to remain a safe environment - even your email address is safe.