Open - Social - AFK Entertainers | Star Wars Galaxies Restoration

Open Social AFK Entertainers

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Proposal
I am proposing that afk entertainers be kicked out of Cantinas for going AFK (Or transported to one of the side hubs inside the cantina, so we know who is actually AFK). Players who are at the keyboard entertaining and socializing actively should be given priority and the attention they deserve from potential patrons, over those who have afk entertainers telling everyone via macro to send a tell to their other character for buffs. I am proposing a system that would use a pop-up message (Similar to entertainers now, where they have to enter the correct number of insignias to give an inspiration buff) that would require a code or sequence in a similar manner that could not be completed via the "ui action defaultButton" macro. I propose that this pop-up occurs at regular intervals of every 15 minutes to ensure that the rest of the online players know exactly who is at the keyboard inspiring vs those that are potentially wasting our time, waiting for a max duration buff that will never actually come. While this could be tedious for those who are actively entertaining, I would think the number of tips they would receive would be more than worth the slight inconvenience.
Justification
I feel like I justified this in my proposal. The end goal is to "punish" those who are afk entertainers, and "reward" those who are actively at the keyboard socializing. AFK is a sensitive topic. Maybe if there was a way to get inspiration buffs in a manner similar to doctor's buffs, this wouldn't be an issue.
Motivation
Ask anyone that goes to Mos Eisley Cantina for an entertainer buff. I hardly go anymore as the entertainers are all usually AFK, which is pointless for the rest of us who rely on them. This is a huge problem, and there is nothing preventing players from going afk in this regard.
Please see proposal.
 
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This would - in my opinion - punish the ATK entertainers more by forcing them to continously confirm they are ATK with pop-ups etc. Here is an issue that can actually be fixed by us players, by simply not using the AFK entertainers. If they arent used and dont make any credits, they will soon disappear.

Otherwise visit other cantinas where the players are known to be ATK. the STAR guild seem to be doing a great job in Theed. (Im not affiliated with STAR in any way).