I doubt there would be an easy way to directly communicate.
If you wanted to use PHP it would be very simple like so: (very basic form)
mysql_connect('MYSQL_HOST', 'MYSQL_USERNAME', 'MYSQL_PASSWORD');
mysql_query('INSERT INTO users VALUES ('username'...
You can report your own posts if you are not sure of something or want a moderator to clarify something.
For example, if you made a post but then weren't sure about whether it was allowed or wanted it locked you could report it and a moderator can easily see what needs to be done.
I think the reason of the limited text colours is because it is just a console application. If you want to use more advanced things such as extended colours I would recommend into looking into a very basic console-like GUI.
I'm in the same position as Ghan. I tried Windows 8 and there is no way I'm switching from Windows 7 (which I have no problem with). I will just wait and buy the next computer where Microsoft remember that most people use a mouse and keyboard.