The real reason for less complaints in OMGPP
I understand that the reason given for keeping colored text in OMG orange ponies is that it somehow makes people's attitudes more playful resulting in less complaints. I want to state that while I feel that the text color is kind of ridiculous, it doesn't really bother me. But I disagree that the text color is the reason for fewer complaints.
I think the real reason for fewer complaints is that around the same time the color changed, we had at least one moderator (LaRoza) that began to heavily frequent that subforum. So now we have a staff member that very actively moderates that subforum and keeps everyone somewhat in line. There are still a lot of controversial discussions and times where the atmosphere seems far from playful. But LaRoza and others are doing an excellent job at moderating that subforum, whereas before, no one was really watching it closely.
I suggest that the fewer complaints have absolutely nothing to do with the text color, but rather that the subforum is now being actively and excellently moderated. I truly believe that you could change the fonts back to black and the atmosphere wouldn't change for the worse. You wouldn't have to go back to calling it The Backyard.
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