Alright, I've been noticing that players usually don't make their threads longer than a line or two. All I'm asking is PUT SOME EFFORT. Pretty simple, and if it isn't, that's why I put up this thread. Hopefully this will reduce the amount of threads with inadequate information. Here's a list of things. The few of it that are absolutely necessary will be denoted with an asterisk. • Thread Title/Subject * • Clan Banner/Flag/Motto • Foreword/Background History • Current Operations ** • List of Admins *** • Short Q & A • Criteria * • Alliances ** At least write what the aim of your clan is. Read on. *** Leave someone's name as a contact. I'll run through them so that you know what I mean. Thread Title/Subject This is what you use as the title of your thread, so it's very much recommended that you put your clan name. It may look better if you didn't use Emoji as well, because firstly, PC users can't see them, and secondly, simplicity can be beautiful. Too many cooks spoil the stew and whatever. Point is, keep it short and simple if you can. Some players prefer using a catchy phrase or their motto as their thread title. That's fine too, but not recommended. We're making a thread here aren't we? So let's try to keep it short and sweet then. Clan Banner/Flag/Motto Optional, but I would recommend it IF possible. It's look pretty neat if you had a nice logo for your clan. Countries have flags too, so your alliance of kingdoms can have one too. How do you make one? MS Paint or Photoshop, this thread isn't meant to teach you image editing. Google! Foreword/Background History Again, optional, but I would really recommend this. How was your clan created? When? Why? Sure, it might be in the past, but history is important isn't it? Your roots; how a tiny clan like yours grew and defined itself through its experiences. The friends and enemies it made, the drama, etc. Some of you might be casual gamers, you don't know what I mean, but for those that do, I'm sure it was important to you. So share some of it in your clan thread. Current Operations This is entirely up to you, I'm neutral about it. If you feel players ought to know how your clan works, or what its goals are, list them out. Maybe you encourage farming? Are you a war clan or just a hub for people to meet new friends? What are you goals; leaderboards, social, a tight family, fame, plunder, etc and why? List of Admins It doesn't hurt to list out who your trusted/fellow admins are. For example, if players had questions about your clan, it'd be easier for them to wall you directly then to post on the thread and wait for a reply. Furthermore, perhaps not all admins want to be bothered. In that case, you can write something like "Contact Serpent for an interview." or "Wall General_Agamemnon if you have questions". Damn, that reminds me, hardly anyone does interviews anymore because of the old Hit & Runs eh? If you want people that will fit well in your clan rather than just sit on their butts and spam EBs without a word, then you should do interviews. Unless your clan has an Open Door policy, like mine. Short Q & A Do you get the same questions constantly about your clan? You might want to make a section like this, to make your obligations less of a burden. Criteria/Rules I know a lot of clans (also due to inflation) have discarded the need for a criteria due to the PWs. I remember back then before T4s and all that, I was new to the game. In fact, before KaW, I was always a solo player. I never joined clans because I was too proud to ask and too weak to be asked. Anyway, at that time, almost every clan had a stat requirement. Of course, being new, I couldn't join any of them. So eventually, I joined a clan that was newly formed. TL;DR, that's some background info if you never had to deal with stat requirements. I'll list out some examples of the "criterias" I'm talking about. • Stat Requirements - 40K • Farming not allowed • Must be active in CC! • Loyalty! • Keep CC PG-rated. • If you attack any of our members, we will retaliate! • Activity checks will be done weekly, inactives will be kicked. • Please notify admins if you're going to be inactive. That's very much like those on the Clan Description isn't it? Exactly, except here, you can write it out as long and detailed as you want. Furthermore, players will know what kind of clan they're looking at. Alliances Not needed, but if you ever need a place to show your alliances, and it takes too much space write it out in your CD, do it here. Some clans think it's foolish to proclaim who their allies are, but others are proud of their bonds. Whichever the case, you can include it in your clan thread.