@WHO no longer shows your character name, it shows your website name. In some cases, for the time being there may be player names this is temporary.
If you have any questions xhelp.
|-||Kiwi||2m||I guess there's always something killing me.|
|-||Mench||13m||I do Facebook and Website stuff.|
|-||Zumini||16m||Sound Advice: https://bit.ly/2PdDiU3|
|a||Cerberus||18m||Head Builder & GM when I need to|
|j||Johnny||15h||New Code Written Nightly. Not a GM.|
|And 24 more hiding and/or disguised|
If you see your character's name instead of your website name (bgbb name), Go up to Manage Characters under your name in the upper right corner of this page (assuming you're logged into the website). Under your character, click the link 'Have another character not listed here' and re-claim your character. This will sync the needed data to fix your @who appearance.
I think it's a cool feature removing the actual character name from the @who.
But is this to reduce meta? Because I think eventually people will associate characters with their BgBB names anyway.
I think it would be awesome to just have a broken down @who.
8 players active in the last 30 minutes.
16 players idle.
4 admins currently online.
Entirely removing names and making people rely on IC methods of determining who is online.
So, three thoughts.
Except during the most non-busy times, the meta concerns wouldn't have been so intense if the @who hadn't reported times down to the second.
And, hiding character names means that idle time is less likely to be "forgiven". If someone's "awake" according to SIC, but behaving like they're ignoring calls and coms, but the player who's being ignored knows the character's been idle for 17 hours, then they're less likely to react to it ICly. For better or for worse? You decide.
Finally, this means that the web options under @profile are meaningless now? Since there's no way to reach the web profile anymore, for those players who choose to publish some amount of web @profile detail.
As for people ignoing SIC and calls -- In real life I routinely ignore calls, texts, FB messages from friends when I'm busy doing something else, like playing Sindome, watching TV, or you know, working. They don't have a method of seeing if I am asleep, or idle really... and the world doesn't end. They can check my facebook, sure, but they aren't going to freak out if I don't answer. That's why Progia-11's have text messaging and missed calls.
The other thing someone could do if they want to let people know they aren't playing the game is #1 change there SIC alias to something random or you know, disconnect.