Friends showing "This name is unavailable" in dashboard in Second Life Web Posted January 21 18 hours ago, LittleMe Jewell said: A ban is considered permanent unless the person appeals it and is successful. Since the account no longer exists in SL's eyes, I would not expect her to be able to receive IMs offline. Heck, even though she is still in your Friends list, you might not even be able to actually IM her anymore. I can still IM her, they just go to offline. Though I guess she will not receive them.