great. now i can be hounded by my friends. they need an invisible option like on instant messengers
If you set "allow quick join" to off, and set yourself to away or busy, you will be pretty invisible. If they mouseover your name and see you are in game and actively gaining lvls or switching chars, they can probably put 2 and 2 together though
I have no idea why they got rid of the pop up in game that used to exist with 3 options "private" "Friends Only" and "Public"
You could switch while in game. The only restriction is if you went public you couldn't make it un public after.
That along with the skill UI makes absolutely no sense why it was changed.