With the influx of Romulans that are going to be joining Fed/KDF Starbases in May, the fleet member limit should now be raised. 500 is not high enough for the major fleets, it is long overdue, and the cap should be increased to accommodate alts and now the Romulans as well.
For what it is worth, I think the limit should 200. With that said, I think the membership should be player based and not character based. Meaning if you are in a fleet all your toons are in the same fleet by default which would solve the issue at hand for many fleets. Moreover given the game works on user account names it would seem like a non sequitur to make this happen but what do I know...
Former member of the Cryptic Friends & Family testing team. Sadly it simply vanished one day.
Original Cryptic Forum Name: Spartan