We have reached levels of spam never thought possible.
In the Official Holdfast Discord lies a channel named #regiment_recruitment. This channel, in a perfect world, should be used for the sole purpose of regiment recruitment and helping others find a regiment that is right for them. In reality, it's home to spam, spam, and more spam. Huge walls of text that get copied, pasted, and sent in a continuous loop where regimental leaders try to get their message out last. A lot of people are guilty of this, including myself. In the past the spam was somewhat bearable but not anymore.
Here is the definition of spam in the Official Holdfast Discord:
"Spamming - Making unnecessary posts with no valuable content will be regarded as breaking the rules and moderated accordingly. We would also appreciate it if you edited a post rather than double posting, it’s easier to moderate. Keep the content interesting so everyone enjoys the read!"
--Notice how it says, "unnecessary posts". Does posting a recruitment message every hour (sometimes less) of every day sound necessary? Short answer: no it's annoying.
--Notice how it says, "We would also appreciate it if you edited a post rather than double posting." Double posting? I don't even think there is a numerical word for how many times a regiment posts the same recruitment message over and over per day.
Well phillycheese, how do we fix this?
Glad you asked this question because it is apparent nothing on the moderator / admin side is being done and the channel is a complete free for all. I have a few solutions.
Moderator posts a message with all the discord links (of regiments that choose to participate) and locks the channel. This would cut back on spam because the channel would be locked. Also regiments that wish to have their discord included can message a moderator for it to be added to the list.
Have each regiment come up with a nice paragraph or two, a nice graphic and a link to their discord. Have them post it in the channel, then lock it to avoid spam. If a regiment not listed would like to post, grant them permission to post then lock the channel again.
Don't lock the channel, and make a rule for regiments to only post 1 message per regiment. Every other discord I am in that has clans does this. Downside: moderators would actually have to moderate spam, and there is a good chance people would cry that their regiment post isn't first. Since the channel wouldn't be locked, you may have the occasional conversation between a person looking to join and a recruiter from a regiment. These conversations (although rare in the channel) would certainly bury other regiment posts. A solution for this would be for a moderator to delete the conversation when it is over to clear the chat so that other recruitment messages aren't buried.
These are just my personal opinions and I know that there are other people out there that want change. My solutions might not be perfect and if you don't like any of my solutions, PLEASE let's all come to a mutual agreement so that the recruitment channel isn't a toxic war zone.