Like I said in the post just under it people would make five free accounts to make a fleet, so it's pointless. It wouldn't stop spam anyway. It's not a problem to the game so they're not going to waste time on it.
If you don't like fleet recruitment spam cut off zone or ignore them or make a fleet recruitment channel.Ask fleets to use it. Cryptic isn't going to waste time delete fleets to stop spam not that it would work anyway.
Link to where someone from Cryptic is ok with this?
Go back and read some of the old engineering reports and dev comments. They are the ones who discussed removing the requirements of having five members to start a fleet. They are the ones who proposed scaling banks space, etc., to fleet size based on haivng solo, small group, and large fleets.
No, they don't see it as a problem. They know and have acknowledged in the past that people create their own fleets this way.