Question about Notification Messages

According to the PS3: “Sets whether to notify when Friends are online or when a message has been received from a Friend.”

Only options are: Display/Do not Display.

Is there a way to make it so you only receive notifications if a friend messages you? It’s a pain to constantly see “XYZ is now online/offline” every 5 seconds when you have a big friends list. I don’t see why we need to get notified when a friend turns his PS3 on or off, only when they message you would be fine.

unfortunately not. it can be a pain seeing the “is online/offline” when you are playing a FPS & the message box covers up the map.