I wanna say that by my OP I was not promoting completely banning new members from the recruitment thread; rather I propose adding post approval to that thread so as to create a higher quality of post.
I understand that many of the people on this forum are not full members; i even fall into this category since I am a new member. I would be losing a considerable privilege, but that’s just what the ability to post in any category is: a privilege. I think there is sufficient evidence by scrolling through the recruitment category to say that new members in general do not yet meet the level to have this privilege unrestricted.
I want developers to be able to get help for their projects, but the amount of poor quality posts makes it hard to find help. I’m willing to give up this privilege in order to make people’s overall experience better.
To address two points in @monorust brought up in his first post, yes, a forum rank is not a fancy title, it’s something that shows we trust you with certain privileges. I don’t feel new members meet that level of trust, given the plentiful evidence from multiple categories. Asset Marketplace was just one pool to grab from, recruitment and portfolios are also sliding into that path. I would rather we have our privilege restricted so that the quality overall bumps up than any other alternative.
The second point I want to address is the rhetoric he used to portray his solution to the problem: see if the topic concerns you, and then if the pay is good. This, I feel, is far too optimistic, for lack of a better term. The reason is that most people aren’t going to think like that, and short of moderating the quality of posts being made, we cannot force them to think in that manner. Most forum members are 13-18, and it takes time to develop that logical mindset through experience. Therefore, even if you claim this is the rhetoric one should use when scrolling through the recruitment posts, the only way to efficiently achieve that state across most members is a moderation system for the posts. This system is called post approval.
I am glad to see this discussion taking off, and please feel free to refute my points or add your own!