I consider #4 absolutely my top priority for a SB reform. Getting a status indicator (as per #5) would be neat -- at least, from how you're explaining it. A screenshot would be nice. As I'm always playing windowed mode, it doesn't really matter to me that the SB cannot be popped out. However, if they're going to revamp the SB, might as well have that option.
But, seriously, death to auto-scroll. If there is a way to tell SB to "sit, stay"... sign me up for that campaign. Play/Pause buttons, for the win.
Increase the 5 second waiting period to 10 seconds for ordinary players, and remove it entirely for Aeria Staff and Volunteers. The waiting period hinders our ability to deal with multiple players each with their own question or concern, and trying to answer them all in one SB post has at times been confusing to the players we're trying to help
Can't quite agree with this. 10 seconds for normal players is too excessive. However, I do agree with the need to decrease the waiting period for AGE employees and volunteers. Often times, it's just a hassle to answer multiple questions on SB due to this posting "grace period".
The character limit is a great suggestion and needs to be implemented ASAP. It would reduce the amount of smiley spam that often happens at the worst times. D:
Much love to you KTops.