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Guild Applications

    • 679 posts
    February 9, 2018 6:16 AM PST

    I've been using a google form for our guild application and wanted to see if anyone had another option worth looking into outside the generic guild sites out there?

    • 406 posts
    February 9, 2018 1:12 PM PST

    Heya, Saicred.

    A lot depends on what kind of process you expect to have on the back end.  Does your guild have some sort of online workflow for accepting new members?   Do you just collect the form input and copy/paste it for discussion into a member or officer-only forum?  Does the form just get converted to an email?  Do you want something more formal?

    A lot of the generic 3rd party online form services lean more towards surveying and as a thin veil to collect contact information for marketing.  Their back-end tools are more about comparing results from various submissions and managing lists.  I haven't seen anything that has a solid built-in method for processing applicants in a guild sense - other than specific guild tools, which you excluded in your request.

    • 679 posts
    February 9, 2018 1:27 PM PST

    Celandor said:

    Heya, Saicred.

    A lot depends on what kind of process you expect to have on the back end.  Does your guild have some sort of online workflow for accepting new members?   Do you just collect the form input and copy/paste it for discussion into a member or officer-only forum?  Does the form just get converted to an email?  Do you want something more formal?

    A lot of the generic 3rd party online form services lean more towards surveying and as a thin veil to collect contact information for marketing.  Their back-end tools are more about comparing results from various submissions and managing lists.  I haven't seen anything that has a solid built-in method for processing applicants in a guild sense - other than specific guild tools, which you excluded in your request.

     

    Thanks for the questions. As of now our guild is open to all. Only vetting is done by me and most of this is through a little investigation and chat with the person who applied. Once we get closer to release this will change, but not worried so much about people coming in and out of the guild at this point as a lot will change for folks by the time we hit release. 

    I guess I'll have to define what I need long term to figure out what solution I need to come up with. :)  Who knows what all might be available in game though for us to use for App's. The site is really just for showing off the guild and members, but I'll look to manage it in game. 

    • 222 posts
    February 13, 2018 7:42 AM PST

    If you have some sort of forum backend to your guild's site,  I've always used them as the actual application.  Have a format they need to repost and a lot of times existing members can spark some nice questions up for the new users.  Let's you get to know the new users a lot more before judging them.

    • 679 posts
    February 14, 2018 1:04 PM PST

    Rivacom said:

    If you have some sort of forum backend to your guild's site,  I've always used them as the actual application.  Have a format they need to repost and a lot of times existing members can spark some nice questions up for the new users.  Let's you get to know the new users a lot more before judging them.

     

    Not bad, Thank you for that. I may have to consider that as well. 

     

    Btw I'm almost done with the CSS I'll send you a link to the test page soon to review and see if you like it for the pantheon guild reddit site. 

    • 536 posts
    February 20, 2018 3:11 AM PST

    Saicred said:

    Rivacom said:

    If you have some sort of forum backend to your guild's site,  I've always used them as the actual application.  Have a format they need to repost and a lot of times existing members can spark some nice questions up for the new users.  Let's you get to know the new users a lot more before judging them.

     

    Not bad, Thank you for that. I may have to consider that as well. 

     

    Btw I'm almost done with the CSS I'll send you a link to the test page soon to review and see if you like it for the pantheon guild reddit site. 

     

    Best form of application? Team Speak, hop in get to know them and volla invited. Looking for button mashers? then by all means keep using forms. A simple form does the trick to get them to you, but a nice 1 on 1 does the trick. Word of mouth goes a long way, so does personal interviews. 2 minutes out of your time.

    • 222 posts
    February 21, 2018 6:31 AM PST

    Crazzie said:

    Saicred said:

    Rivacom said:

    If you have some sort of forum backend to your guild's site,  I've always used them as the actual application.  Have a format they need to repost and a lot of times existing members can spark some nice questions up for the new users.  Let's you get to know the new users a lot more before judging them.

     

    Not bad, Thank you for that. I may have to consider that as well. 

     

    Btw I'm almost done with the CSS I'll send you a link to the test page soon to review and see if you like it for the pantheon guild reddit site. 

     

    Best form of application? Team Speak, hop in get to know them and volla invited. Looking for button mashers? then by all means keep using forms. A simple form does the trick to get them to you, but a nice 1 on 1 does the trick. Word of mouth goes a long way, so does personal interviews. 2 minutes out of your time.

     

    We've done both in the past but for example when we ran our SWTOR team we have a community of 10+ new people a day.  It was better to weed out initial applicants first and than interview them.

    • 679 posts
    February 21, 2018 6:34 AM PST

    Rivacom said: 

    We've done both in the past but for example when we ran our SWTOR team we have a community of 10+ new people a day.  It was better to weed out initial applicants first and than interview them.

     

    Exactly what we are looking to do. For now the application is open, but as we move forward voice meet and greets are to be required. The forms simply help us weed out some, and also give us a platform in which to start the conversation.