Saw an interesting thing the other night in trade chat and to me it made perfect sense. It seems a certain guild was recruiting for serious players, etc, and wanted applicants to go to its website and fill out an application.
That brought out more than one troll! Unfortunately I had to log but it left me with a few thoughts as to why the guild was right to ask for serious players, and to fill out an application.
The guild in question is one of the oldest raiding guilds on Azgalor and is currently in the top 10 on server. That being said, serious players will take the time to explain things were they can be seen by the entire guild, aka why are you leaving your current guild, what do you want from XYZ guild, etc.
The non-serious players, OS10 3D burn ninjas, and those who are interested in clearing out the guild bank won't do that. That is what serious guilds like this avoid entirely. Although it's probably happened, leading guilds don't get their bank cleared out by noobs who join the guild. From what I have seen, it's always an inside job or a hacker.
So far, I've had one level 12 player join the guide and appriciate him coming in. If he's on today, I'll offer him a few stocks runs!