I have a small fleet, and we all know each other in RL.We don't recruit, or accept outsiders. I gave all members full access to everything in permissions, except recruiting.
Some of my friends are suckers for sob stories.
I've been around long enough to be jaded by the dirtbag players, and fleets out there.
It is a shame what some people do to fleets and in some ways they hurt us all!
Last week a wanted to delete some toons to try out something new. The chars I selected to delete were KDF, and I didnt want to waste the resources that I was not able to transfer to my main, f.e. fleetmarks.
It took me more than an hour to find a fleet who invited me. I then donated about 2000 marks to their projects, had a nice but short chat with the fleets leader, and then left to erase the toon.
Don't forget to protect your fleetbank and such - but also PLEASE don't forget there are still players in the game you can trust!