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February 11th, 2013, 10:12 AM
What do you think about using formatted text anywhere? People very often format text (using a particular color, font or font size) for places like instant messages, e-mail, forums (like PC), etc. so I think you've at least experienced this phenomenon firsthand. Heck, PC even has a Default Post Formatting Settings function back in User CP. So yeah. Are you okay with people typing in color for their posts?

Personally, I'm fine with it. As long as you use a color that looks good on all styles (although I think that's pretty difficult to find) and/or a readable font, then I say go for it. :D I used to type in #00CDFF for every single post I made back in 2008, so I suppose that's why I'm not bothered or irritated about it. Right now that color looks pretty bad to me, but I thought it looked like a cool match with the Squirtle theme I had going on back then, so yeah. I mean if I decided to format my instant messages, I would pick that color out of nostalgia, and perhaps Tahoma or Courier New if I decided on a font. :p

February 11th, 2013, 10:14 AM
Same as you. I don't care much, so long as I can read it without too much trouble. My vision isn't the best, so I might have a difficult time reading certain fonts because everything blurs together.

February 11th, 2013, 10:20 AM
As long as their text isn't..
1) Comic sans font
2) neon green
3) bright red
4) cabin sketch font
5) purple


But I think it's just annoying. That's what your profile is for.

February 11th, 2013, 10:34 AM
I remember when AIM was popular, and all the middle schoolers jumped on it - harsh colors and Comic Sans everywhere

I was guilty of that xp

It doesn't bother me (well, obviously because my posts on here are formatted) but if it's a really eye-straining color or overall difficult to read font, then I get a little annoyed by it. I actually really like it if it's well organized, as it's just self-expression, nothin' wrong with that.

February 11th, 2013, 12:46 PM
I like using the default font/color, as I'm too lazy to change it. I don't mind if other people use their own fonts/colors, though.

Choice Specs
February 11th, 2013, 3:27 PM
I love typing in color even if I don't do it often, I feel sometimes it brings life to the post. However, if excessive I don't care for it.

Sweets Witch
February 11th, 2013, 5:17 PM
I don't personally do it because I'm bland and boring, but I don't mind when people do unless they get out of hand and pick some crazy font/color combo. Then I cringe a bit because it brings me back to those days.

February 11th, 2013, 5:42 PM
[css-div="text-shadow: purple 0px 0px 3px;"]I feel I should do it more often, I've never done it, but it would help for themes like Skull Kid and others xD Thank you Jellyfan1 for the idea of text-shadow xD[/css-div]

February 11th, 2013, 6:45 PM
I would never do it, default text is fine thank you.

February 11th, 2013, 8:50 PM
Personally, I like text formatting so I do that everytime I post, but. I've saved the combination in my notepad so i just c/p the codes before i post everytime.

its pretty imo

February 11th, 2013, 8:56 PM
A few years ago I used to type in color on MSN, but I haven't done that there or anywhere else for a long time now. I personally like to keep it simple. As for others who use it, I don't mind it so long as I can read it. Whenever the font color is too bright for a certain theme or too dark it can be a bit annoying to read, especially if it's a lengthy post. Overall though, I like to think that default text is the way to go!

February 11th, 2013, 9:17 PM
I used to have my font changed to segoe ui until it didn't change automatically until it didn't do so anymore. been default since because i can't be bothered to type it in every post and i've decided years ago to never do colors in my posts again. though i still had color text on msn and such. still have it on aim but that's likely becausei am too lazy to change it.

February 11th, 2013, 10:13 PM
I don't do it cos this lazy Snorlax is so lazy that it doesn't even bother about this things.

Kudos to those who take the time and effort to format their posts and all those stuff though, cos I could never find the patience to do it.

February 11th, 2013, 10:53 PM
I only use custom fonts for creating backgrounds and images. Otherwise I rarely customize my fonts unless I want to emphasize a word.

February 11th, 2013, 11:09 PM
I like to keep my font simple and easy to read. I don't have a problem with users customizing their font at all but I would rather just use the default text.

Kikaito plush
February 12th, 2013, 1:16 AM
I'm too lazy to use anything other that the default color/font, and do not care if others use other colors/font either.

Magic Christmas Lights
February 12th, 2013, 9:24 AM
I don't really care. I very rarely put forth the effort to think of a different font to use, personally. Unless someone's using a really hard to read font, I don't mind that either.

February 12th, 2013, 9:27 AM
I don't have a problem with it as long as it isn't too severe a font or too vibrant a color.

February 12th, 2013, 9:57 AM
I used to do it a lot, but when I started coming here, and saw there were a bunch of forum styles, I felt that someone is going to have trouble reading it eventually.

February 12th, 2013, 3:43 PM
Comic Sans and Cabin Sketch look horrible against Verdana or Tahoma. I prefer readable fonts, with non-neon colors. Although formatting fonts wouldn't hurt a bit.

Shining Raichu
February 13th, 2013, 3:25 PM
I'm not a huge fan of it. I think it looks better when it's in the regular black Verdana, and dressing it up just makes it look unprofessional. Not that one needs to be professional on a Pokemon forum, but I like things that look professional :P

February 13th, 2013, 3:34 PM
I'm not a fan of posting in default anything. Even though I'm still an anti-colorist I use Sea Green anyway because I used it when I first joined. It would be awkward for me to use nothing so...

February 13th, 2013, 7:51 PM
Sometimes, I find a special format pretty. I can appreciate fancy opening posts for important threads, too. However, I feel like using certain formatting for every post is like wearing 6 inch high heels to school everyday. Why go the extra mile all the time? I prefer default text because it's informal.

February 13th, 2013, 8:35 PM
I don't mind if someone changes the font or the size, but a lot of the time the colors people choose don't look great on a large amount of themes, and I'm far too lazy to go an highlight their text to be able to read it.

February 13th, 2013, 8:41 PM
I'm not a huge fan when people use colors in their posts, but the formatting in different fonts and indenting doesn't bother me at all. It's just when they use colors that are hard to read on my skin that I get annoyed... or horribly ugly fonts like Comic Sans.

February 14th, 2013, 10:48 AM
I've started using green text on forums, mainly because on the majority of them I'm called 'skyluigi' and it's Luigi's colour scheme. I do it here as well (obviously!), despite my name being Totodile42.

February 25th, 2013, 4:14 PM
I like formatted text when a legible font is used (and colour.)
My favourite is century gothic (especially when in all caps, but typing paragraphs in all caps would be a bit hard to read.)

I'm too lazy to ever format my posts (or emails) though. I just.. well.. post! Plain and simple is just as nice :3

Shiny Celebi
February 25th, 2013, 5:57 PM
Im alright with formatting as long as I can read it and the text isnt a color that causes eyestrain. Ive never used formatting myself but Ive thought about it, mainly cause Im too lazy to choose a format and go with it.

February 25th, 2013, 9:15 PM
I personally don't mess around with my font formatting, especially for just a regular post like this. I don't mind when other people use different fonts, unless they're Comic Sans or Copperplate (I'm glad someone was smart enough to remove these options from the forums). The wacky colors, though, do bother me, especially when they clash with one of the themes on PC.