RE: Beige ... my old nemesis
Name colors have been used to differentiate between staff and members in the past here. Now, similarly to it's sister-site Therian Guide, OKP allows members to buy a name color if they so choose.
The base colors for staff or members were chosen to try to match the background and not be offensive to (most) eyes. The default is a charcoal grey background, with white for names. Or, for certain people, red for admins, green for mods, orange for newbies/not yet approved members, or the specialty colors members can choose for themselves.
Banner by me. If you want one too, see here
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