Feel free to disagree, but I think a lot of us here take ourselves too seriously. I do too on occasion. I know this isn't a role playing site, you needn't remind me of the rules, but why get upset with people for it? Kids will be kids and I pretended to be all sorts of crazy things as a kid from killer robots to submarines at the swimming pool. Here they come in chat talking about being mermaids and starting fires with their mind, then everyone who feels they have something to prove immediately jumps on them. I try to think of some quirky riposte, then there's the back and forth of "Vampires aren't real", "I am one", "no you're not", "That kind isn't real, but energy vampires are" People get upset and take it as an insult to the magical community instead of simply ignoring them. Why? Anywhere else, this would be considered silly harmless fun, but here the role-playing prohibition is divine law.
Why is it so important to people that the magical community be taken seriously? "Mundane" people will think we are loopy or devil worshippers and always will. What is said here won't change their minds, and does it matter what they think anyway? I know that my magic works and I don't care if they believe me; I don't have to prove myself to anyone that way and why should you? For me, the "fluffies" here as many call them (I despise the word) provide entertainment as comic relief, and this site says "For entertainment purposes only" at the bottom of every page. I'm not asking for any rule changes about role-play, and I'm not defending what they say. I just think that everyone lighten up and see the humor in someone futilely trying to convince people on the internet that they're a vampire. Laughter is magic.