I got fed up the other day with rumor central and went straight to the source on the use of color in the chat room. I like to be either blue or red and I know that when one of my friends is in there she prefers to be red. It helps her see better. I decided to go straight to the source and find out thee truth. This is what I was told in response:
...........since color changes are available, it's reasonable to assume that they are allowed. the problems start because some people have a hard time reading text written in some of the colors. nasty arguments have started when a person using colors refuses to change back to black when asked. sometimes it's the asker who's nasty; sometimes it's the refuser.
sometimes the trouble starts because somebody will play with the colors, constantly changing, etc, and that also makes it difficult for some to read and follow the conversation. usually, that sort of person came into the room intent on causing problems, but not always.
so, once again we see a situation in which features offered to make the experience a bit of fun has been abused by a few. it's becoming a constant source of fights and headaches.
as long as they remain available, a person wouldn't get booted for using them. they will get booted if they are either too nasty in the way they demand that somebody stop using them, or if they are selfish, belligerent and nasty in the way they refuse to stop using them.
you can help by reporting abuse to Admin. he'll need very specific input, including usernames. he has access to the chat logs and can investigate to make sure action is taken against only those who've violated standards of behavior.
please help us spread the word. it's a Chat Room - not the Ultimate Fighting Championship Arena. ..........