Mm, no. Ship's Parrot, yes. But the concept of a Ship's Monkey is an alien one to me. What ship has a monkey?
Of the names in the list, I recognise Bilge Rat, Swab, Ship's Parrot, Laggard, Mercenary, Buccaneer, Pirate and First Mate as ones I recall putting in (plus Captain, which you apparently deleted). I do not recall Ship's Monkey, Wench, Infamous Rapscallion or Pirate Wench as being ones I put there (why do you need two 'wench' ranks anyway?).
Though all of this is moot, of course. In the occasion that you did edit the list you no doubt had to delete/re-enter various existing ranks in different slots in order to shift them around to fit your new ones in. In that process I suspect it to be extremely likely that you'd neglect to enter the apostrophe(s) upon re-entry.
Yeah the yellow problem annoys me too. Unfortunately there's no option in the Admin section to change the colours of admins/moderators/etc.
I'm willing to play with making any new skins if people suggest what colours they'd like. Suggest a main background colour and a heading colour (e.g. light green and dark green, ala the current Footloose one), and I'll try to work something out with it...
I also think I'm going to see if I can shift the green one to default and changed Stu's 'classic' (... >_>) blue abomination to being an alternative, rather than vice versa.
I'm playing around with a mauvey kind of theme (currently named 'Test' under the choice of skins). At the moment I'm trying to find the right kind of purple to use for the forum/thread names/links (none of them seem to look quite right). Also, although yellow admin names are fine on it, Em's orange moderator name isn't...
If you're attached to Stuart's little 'blue screen of death' creation, then by all means set your profile to that skin and keep your whinging hyperbole to yourself. The point of multiple skins is to provide choice.
Alternatively, I suggest you turn down the brightness setting on your monitor.
While I'm here, I may as well post up a quick comparison of the three skins as they currently exist, to save people having to go in and out of their profile multiple times.
I've been poking around with that sort of thing. It's limited to basic html colour codes and hasn't any saturation options or similar, so the only paler options along the mauvy vein are ones that that are more pink (FFCCFF) or more grey (CCCCFF). I'm still going to tweak around with it, but it's tricky.
As for making the dark colours darker, I started off with darker ones but kept making them lighter because they seemed too stark...hmm.
Maybe I just have different tastes in colour contrasts to others. >_>
You can get the full range of colours from the hex codes you use in HTML. Though I guess without access to a proper image editor it's a little hard to use them (though I'm sure free solutions like the Gimp or Paint.net can manage).
c0a4db is a greyer version of the mauve you've got there, for example.