The new user list is well underway for our new chat redesign (coming soon). The main debate is whether or not the @names should appear. Obviously "nicknames" will always appear.
I am in favor of it, as many aspects of Minnit rely solely on the @names (like your ranks list, "edit friends" menu, mentioning, user lookup). I believe @names are a key aspect to Minnit, and should be prominently displayed so users know who is who, not just in the chat, but when using other menus and services.
Other users believe this setup looks too "busy" or cluttered. I have attached an image of what I believe it should look like. The proposal would be to move the nickname further down below. As the avatars won't be re-sized, this would offer no additional space for more users to be displayed, it would just look different.
Please post your pros/cons below.