Now that SRW has some events up after a little while it gave me an idea...what if we were able to change our status ingame, so if you like go sit on a quick race lobby others wouldn't wonder what you're doing? They could check your online status from the ingame chat, there would be an icon next to your name. Or, if you hovered your mouse over their name a small box telling the status (by word) would appear.
There could be statuses like Online, Away or Idle. Then if you joined a quick race for example the status would change to Racing, and would automatically switch to Online when returning to the lobby (so it wouldn't accidentally stay as Away or Idle).