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  1. #141
    Our BEST filter on our guild app is "Post a screenshot of your UI!"

    We get a ton of people applying and will find me in game asking me things like "What is a UI?" and "How do I take a screenshot?" These people are denied as we are clearly not the guild for them nor they for us 99.999999% of the time. Also, the people who get past those two questions and then submit the screenshot link as "C:\My Documents\WoW\ScreenShots\12345.jpg" or something similar.. Gives us all a little laugh in members-only-chat as we deny their application.

    (Note: We are a Progression 10M Guild on a semi-small server and we enforce a 18+ age requirement and previous progression raiding experience due to the nature of our guild environment and the topics of conversation that pop up on a daily basis. It limits our pool of applicants but it keeps us (and them) safe.)

  2. #142
    Quote Originally Posted by Krebosh View Post
    Why would that bother you? It more than within an applicants right to do that. However, if they leave you waiting, its also more than within your rights to say thanks but no thanks. If its a promising applicant that would just be a stupid thing to do though
    Partly vanity I don't like to think of my guild as someone's second choice. If it is their second choice there is a larger possibility of them leaving. Partly because I don't want to miss out on another application while waiting for applicant A to make their mind up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migraine View Post
    Partly vanity I don't like to think of my guild as someone's second choice. If it is their second choice there is a larger possibility of them leaving. Partly because I don't want to miss out on another application while waiting for applicant A to make their mind up.
    I see your point but I don't think it's correct. The fact is you are second choice (at least), along with every other guild that isn't leading progress on the group of realms that the player is free to raid on. Just because they settle for you doesn't mean that they won't stay for years to come; that's down to the experience that you and other officers/guildies provide. Of course there are people who deliberately join a guild with the intention of better dealing you later, but there's no way you can tell that from their app unless they lack the intelligence to deceive.

    In my experience though, the vast majority of players only leave because the guild is no longer (if it ever did) provide for their gaming needs. For this reason, I think you do better to quickly find out what their needs are during the app/trial process and honestly weigh up the chances that your guild is a good fit for them. In other words, don't do what a previous guild of mine did and say they offer a stable environment when they recycle 50% of their raid roster every month.
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