This. So much.
Wow your statement here (and reason why you were allowed to post here) does NOT follow what your statements are ingame:
"we'll be requiring you to register at the xpwaste forums soon" - So you're just using tif now as a jumping platform to get enough people?
"we kick people for inactivity" - tip.it doesn't do that, so it's not in line with tip.it's policy
"You'll have to show video, proof of quality" - wasn't this about LEARNING/TEACHING? - This kind of defeats the purpose
"we'll move away from tip.it forums as they don't give us too good people anymore" - this is blatantly against what you wrote here, nobody starts good.
On top of that the activity at the xpwaste forums is terrible and not up to the standards of tip.it I believe.
All in all, this is a good CLAN - as a clan it's a perfect one for anyone to go into (if you are interested into dungeoneering that is).
But it's no longer an open community fitted on tip.it.
First things first, I dg'd with DGS from about 85-99 a few months back, and it was always my intention to go even further again when I'd put up some more skills and got through my resit exams.
And also, this is a great clan if you were somehow already very good at the things it look for and managed to get it, im not going to argue that DGS is one of the best DG clans out there
-The reason you aren't getting many new people from tif is probably that they're scared to apply. You expect unreasonably high requirements of people to join and even though you're looking for the right mindset rather than the skills, it would be very offputting to apply. If there were some sort of stepping stone or 'testing clan' into DGS I guess that'd help this, bu of course that'd take some considerable work from dgs members
-Although when this clan was created it was about teaching and learning, the ethos has changed quite a lot since then and also, if you're just using the placement on tif in order to recruit, this no longer belongs in H&A.
-I've kept upto date with this clan and thread over the time I've been gone and unfortunately, it just seems like you're no longer welcoming, too harsh on new people who need to be given a little space to at least show their potential worth, did you ever consider the reason so many arguements occur on this thread is because theres actually something majorly wrong with either the clans construction, or the place you have put it?
With respect, it seems you no longer care for the fact that you're a part of tif (and certainly dont belong in H&A) so why should tif give you the convenience and benefit of free advertising when you'll more than likely turn down or put off anyone new that shows an interest?
I know I'm not alone in this view, and my time with DGS was fun and I learnt a lot, but since it is now neither of those things, I think I'l be sticking to dungeoneering with friends and HYT.