I posted this in a thread at Burial Ground and thought I would post it here.
I use Favmon (Favorite Server Monitor) and if anyone wants a copy I will send it (3.0mb install file). Favmon is not a browser but sits in the sys tray and watches your favorite (Q3 only) servers. It alerts you if predetermined events occur. If someone joins the Nasty server it pops up and tells me who joined the server. It then will give me the server info if I choose (map, ping etc.). It can be turned off if it gets annoying.
I have tried to find this program with google but can't. Finally found the install file on my backup drive. The original D/L host was called knuck nuts or some such thing and it no longer exists.
A negative is that if everyone used it (in theory) fewer would jump on an empty server. Rather, they would sit back and wait for others to start.