Many Forum users have asked for a better solution to non-English Alliance Recruitment posts.
And, in turn, placing them into #foreign-languages wasn’t ideal, since it made for a disorganized pile of various languages AND topics all jumbled together.
A (bit better) solution
After several discussions amongst the Forum moderators and SGG Staff, a new Forum subcategory was created within #foreign-languages to house non-English Alliance Recruitment posts:
(sorry for the long and awkward Forum category link, Discourse can be a bit clumsy like that)
Using the new section
If you’d like to post a non-English alliance recruitment message, please do so in the new section. I encourage you to indicate the language in the post title to make it easier for people to find.
For Forum Regulars who’d like to help keep the Forum organized, please move non-English recruitment posts to #foreign-languages:foreign-language-alliance-recruitment instead of moving them to #foreign-languages as was the old standard.
For Forum users who DON’T speak multiple languages, the new category is a subcategory of #foreign-languages, so you can readily unfollow all non-Engish posts if you’d like.
For Forum uses who DO speak multiple languages, the new category is a subcategory of #foreign-languages, so you can readily follow all non-English posts if you’d like.
For players searching for an alliance, if you speak multiple languages, be sure to check out both #alliance-recruitment and #foreign-languages:foreign-language-alliance-recruitment! And if you prefer to join an alliance that speaks only or primarily your language, you can search accordingly.
No Solution is Perfect
I know there are some things about this solution that aren’t ideal — but hopefully it’ll help recruitment efforts, and help players find alliances that suit them well.
I’m personally pleased to see something put into place after a few months of discussion off and on about this.
If you have feedback on the new category, please share it here. Thanks!