Last week, I entered a thread seeking a fleet; for a little over a week, there had only been one that even spoke to me. Don't get me wrong, this is not sour grapes; after all I gained a reputation in my dealings with the VKF.
Many may see me as the Notorious, double headed snake and this could definately be a reason fleets passed me by, however if you are not willing to meet me on the forums...then do not try to recruit me on the network.
I'm sure there are several other players running around the STO galaxy with similar experiences. It may actually be best that I stay independant.