"You must not provide any feature that alters the shared experience of the virtual world in any way not provided by or accessible to users of the latest released Linden Lab viewer."
Linden Lab will be violating this very rule by turning off the ability to view online statuses. THEY will be altering OUR current shared experience of Second Life. How dare they allow it all this time and then decide to take it away from TPVs when LL's own website allows it when you view profiles. How is this a violation of privacy to know when friends are online? Can't LL just leave things alone and just work on improvements like reducing lag instead of reducing features that everyone has enjoyed? It is getting harder and harder to enjoy SL with the current bugs it has without taking way features the work and users like. Seriously, if TPVs are going to start being forced to become just clones of LL's Viewer 2, then SL will start losing it's lead in on-line virtual reality gaming and their fans will start taking their own experiences, crafts and skills out of SL and enhance another online virtual world somewhere else . . . like www.avination.com. I've already created an account with them for just such a purpose so I can be ready when the mood moves me. Keeping pushing LL, you already have us on the edge!