Based on how you presented your follow up, I did not bother writing a long post about guild closure, I simply voted for whatever "that's batshit crazy" option there was and moved on.gorboth wrote: The answer to the guild question is not an easy one to face. [...] My April Fool's notion was an extreme version of what might, indeed, be a necessary short-term solution. That being, we simply close down certain guilds [...]
In short, the answer isn't to close problem guilds, it's to open them. Write up a simple list of expectations. We can argue them here or you can simply send them to the various guild councils. Once any useful feedback or guild-specific exceptions are incorporated, dictate terms to each guild. Add recruiter positions outside of other guild leadership, if appropriate and time allows. If the Arches determine a guild fails to meet the minimum standards, simply turn off their council powers and add open enrollment. Once a guild is active, reconstituting and re-empowering their guild leadership can be done on a case-by-case basis.
As for the expectations themselves, they should be geared more around giving anyone who makes a reasonable effort enough face-time with their prospective guild mates that a determination of compatibility can be made, and less on admission percentage. After all, it's not that everyone deserves to join any guild, it's that everyone deserves both a chance, and an answer.