Thanks for your suggestions Joobles. Although the suggestion of a chat room has been made quite a few times, it isn't something we're going to do here I'm afraid, for several reasons, including the moderation problem.
Regarding the pink, a bit of customisation would be great, but we're currently running on an oldish version of the forum software which doesn't allow such things. I'm sure we'll upgrade at some point, but it won't be for a while as it will be a nightmare
Wish I could be more positive!
All the best