I can try taking a stab at that in a few days. It would be nice if ideally the syntax was the same between all BuddyPress installations (even though some use subdomains for blogs and others use /blog syntax).
Any suggestions on what the ideal URL syntax would be for all of this?
I’m adding similar functionality into the chat plugin I’m writing. Although I’m making it optional (like Facebook, where you have to put yourself online in order to be listed as online — although, once you’re in that state, you’ll register as online when you login). In fact, it’s currently the only feature that works right now
Hmm, it seems slightly confusing having both blogs and users be subdomains. I realize this might be a limitation with how WPMU works, but it just seems strange having two different usages like that. I almost think it would be better to force the home base to be somewhere else, like http://domain.com/andypeatling/home or something.
I like it. My only comment would be that it seems a bit too busy. Maybe a bit more white-space would help. If you’re looking for suggestions, maybe align the left edge of the “Home” menu item up with the “Members” bar below it, just to keep things in line.