Come 4.1 there will be a new feature in place that will allow us as a guild to selectively look for people to join. We set the rules and the advertising and then selectively allow people in.
Obviously I think we should do this or I wouldn't have posted this, if we took out all the people that don't play anymore we would probably only have around 25 active members, and every other week or so it seems we lose another member. I have been posting all over the wow related forums here trying to bring people in but that's not really moving things, since the wow forums here are typically dead.
If it would make people feel better in order for them to access our foums they will have to become gb members, so we would actually be helping our site out and bring them new members potentially.
This isn't just for raiders though it'll be nice to finally fill in a second ten man or even get a 25 man going, it's just for the general health of the guild. I don't mean we open the flood gates for people; that would be silly, we aren't playing a numbers game, but maybe we can over time double our active membership.
Also I don't mean we pull just 85s. Truth be told I would rather we don't recruit 85s at all. I want time to see their play style and I want to see what kind of person they are, and I certainly don't want someone in that feels entitled just cause they are max level or well geared. Anyone that meets our guidelines, don't be a dick, join Giantbomb and have fun should be let in.
What do you guys think? Even more so remember we have the power to kick people, and can use it if they are just dicks. We could even just put in a place a trial period.
Also on this note, we really should think of making a rank for inactive members (people who have not signed on in a month lets say) and moving everyone that fits that to that membership so we can see who is actually active, and then weed out the alts and then get a true count of our members.