This is a huge Forum, even with merely BBCode on and Images off the Advertising Potential, and the Moderating Force required to keep it at bay, would be immense. Links, Bold, huge Fonts, Underlines, Left Aligned Text... it would all end up a mess. This way it is clean and simple to Moderate. Even for our Moderators.
A Knight is sworn to Honour. His heart knows only Virtue. His blade defends the helpless. His might upholds the Weak. His word speaks only truth. His wrath undoes the Wicked.