Actually I didn't put it forth as a rule. I politely requested that gm00nii adhere to more conventional formatting and I went some lengths to explain why and to do so in a friendly, non-judgmental way. This was actually done for gm00nii's benefit. There is a place for colors and non-standard fonts where they are used to highlight or underscore meaning...but when used randomly they are more akin to strobelights and random noise. It actually makes communication harder. Within my original post you'll see that my polite request did not have to do with the use of color per se but it's random use.
Since this is a community I was endeavoring to point out to gm00nii that not all people in the community enjoyed this and some were actually put off by it. See Mottikhan's comment and the comments of others over the last two months. Gm00nii has alienated many since showing up on the boards and I was simply trying to give some friendly advice on how to be more accepted. I'm sure we've all had the situation wherein we had to take a friend or acquaintance aside and tell them that they smell bad......no one wants to have to do that, but if we don't, that person may never realize why they are being ostracized and may unwittingly continue behavior that is offensive to others.
I endeavored to explain to Gm00nii why it's behavior was bothering others. I was trying to give gm00nii a chance to understand both the reactions of others and the reason for them so it could correct unwitting behavior that was causing ostracization and unkind attitudes. I was told that it "was not even going to try to change".....in a deliberately non-standard font. Pretty much a slap in the face.
Thanks Dys for trying to explain. The thread is available for all to read on the Twilight Pub. With the reveal edits feature you can even see what Gm00nii actually wrote and how. The truth of the matter is that I was trying to help Gm00nii to be more accepted in the community. Gm00nii was never forced to do anything, it was requested to behave in a manner that would be more acceptable to the rest of the community. There were never any representations to it on how it had to behave in KP's house. That is up to KP. For the record there are no "rules" at the Twilight Pub except those iterated in the initial post: to respect your empire origins and secrets, whether Kzinti or ToE, and to respect your fellow patrons. Gm00nii has been very disrespectful in the Pub, and has misrepresented what happened on other threads. That is not the behavior we wish in our Pub patrons.