This is a poll for the removal of the sparkling name attribute on supporters. At first the green name and sparkling effect were quite pleasant, however in recent time this has proven to be a distraction and nuisance. It has become very misleading and causes otherwise normal users to appear important to non-supporting users. I argue the following for this poll: The green color is FAR too close to that of the Moderator user group, on several occasions users have confused supporters for moderators. This is problematic because even once clarified if affects how people view moderators. The green color should be removed. As supporter users are nothing more than regular users who had previously donated to the forum, a badge would be more than enough. But at the same time rewarding for generosity toward the forum is somewhat unnecessary. The sparkling effect makes someone look and in some cases act/feel important. The effect on user's account names causes them to appear more important of to be "bigger" than a regular user. This causes people to instinctively follow those users, even though there reason for doing so is false. Witnessed several times, this effect also makes an otherwise normal user feel and act important. These individuals suddenly think that the fact they donated gives them the right to act in a superfluous and unnecessary manner. This causes many issues as those individuals think that their opinions and thoughts bare more weight than those of other users. Enforcing them with no real fact behind them and trashing on the ideas of others. This has become severely disruptive and has caused fights to break out in threads for absolutely no reason. Supporters do not, under any circumstance have the right to place their invalid assumptions on any topic and to force that onto other users. Uneducated and false information with no grounds to prove it should be ignored or frowned upon, not blindly accepted because someone has some bling on their name It is simply visually disruptive Other than being absolutely unnecessary and the fact it persists an already unstable social environment, it also is distracting. The usernames inordinately diverts the eye from the main page content and clashes with the color pallet of other themes, this is simply bad design. All in all, the green color and the sparkling effect on usernames have no real purpose and have proven to be of more harm than good. I feel that it would be in the best interest of this forum to look into this matter, not only for the forum itself but also for it's users. As this is a poll on the forum, I hope that people would also be able to discuss this in a civilized manner, as this poll is simply a "keep it or don't", the only options are yes/no.