How about some user defined CSS for the writeup edit box, the Java Chatterbox for chatting, and the Message Inbox for (at least replying to) /msg's? Even with ye olden days Unix tools, the idea was that users should be able to choose things to their liking, and the monastery is the most accomodating website I've run across with regards to letting you set things up the way you like them best.
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Makeshifts last the longest.