We use Mattermost as a communication tool for a fully distributed (11 timezone) team. Coming from Rocket.Chat (and before that Slack), we’ve found the online status indicator on every user avatar to be a bit extreme. Our team knows what timezone everyone is in, and when people tend to be online. An option to hide online status on the user avatars (system wide or user preference) would be appreciated. There are other ways to check online status (like at the top of a DM, or clicking the user list in a channel) so we don’t feel the need to see it repeated so much.
Online status hidden with CSS plugin: