I'd support seeing this idea developed, although I'd hope that the Minnit developers could add a way to mute the sound as well.
I'd find it quite annoying if I couldn't.
Good idea, nonetheless!
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.
I would have to agree with saying that it looks too cluttered. I believe that if a user would like to see what someone's username is, they can simply click on them. This frees up a lot of space that could either be left empty (looks cleaner), or for more content to be added in the future (personalized messages).
The reason that I believe the current way that @name is set up isn't cluttered/busy is because it's to the right of a user's display nick, leaving a decent bit of empty space. This, in my eyes, is a lot more pleasing to the eyes than having it right under the name.
Can we have a sample image where no usernames are displayed at all?