It's been in my head since a few days after I started posting on these forums. Rwalph has already started the fleet alliance, which is working great as a group unto itself. There are lots of regulars from various fleets who come here regularly and who chat in the Ten forward channel in game.
I'm torn on the issue, and I've stated my reasons elsewhere, but I'll summarise again. I'd love to have the people I see here regularly on the boards and in game all under one fleet name. It cements the community feel just that extra bit.
Thats the positive side. On the negative side, two very good friends have invited me to their fleets and I've accepted so I feel bad even just starting this thread.