Why the recruitment forum sucks.
My recruitment thread on the EVE forums got locked for 48 hours because my corp mates were posting on it telling about their experiences in our corp.
Apparently that is against the rules.
As I was browsing other recruitment threads, I saw where one post got locked down because the author ‘bumped’ his thread by putting battle reports.
Apparently that is against the rules too.
But no one said anything there either.
(and those were just the first 3 I clicked on)
So obviously the ISD (the guys & gals who run the forums) pick and choose those who they will punish for whatever reason.
Kind of annoying, really. I think they if they are going to go all rule nazi, then do it to everyone.
However, I think those rules should really change. They are very unhelpful in the recruiting process. Corp members should be able to post on their corp’s recruitment thread. Others should be able to recommend other corps as well. It’s the height of absurdity to not allow these things.
If the point of the recruitment forum is to pick up new pilots, to give a sense of what your corp/alliance is about, then why not allow the people who are actually IN the corp to have their say? Why lock a thread because it shows a battlereport, a very clever way of showing what the corp is about?
I also think the Recruitment forum is an unorganized mess. Why can’t there be sub forums to make finding specific types of corps a tad bit easier?
It should be something like:
Recruitment – General
Recruitment – Pilots ISO of a Corp
Recruitment – Null Sec Alliances & Corps
Recruitment – Factional Warfare Corps
Recruitment – Pirate & Low Sec Corps
Recruitment – Mercenary Corps
Recruitment – Wormhole Corps
Recruitment – High Sec Corps
Recruitment – Mining & Industrial Corps
I think it makes more sense to have it easier for a player to find what they are looking for instead of forcing them to wade through 10 pages to find 3 kinds of corps they are looking for.