Posted by jdno on 4/17/2013 11:12:00 AM (view original):
Consider the factor that being a successful recruiter takes hard work and a fair amount of time. If you have 2 teams in the same world as opposed to 2 teams in different worlds, the amount of time needed is considerably less. That's a significant factor that shouldn't be overlooked.
this is the exact reason that i have had 2 d1 tark teams for at least half the time i have been a coach. until a couple months ago, i only had 1 d1 team elsewhere and it was too much, just like it was too much having a d2 or d3 team there, which is why my progression in that world (rupp) went d3 -> nothing -> d2 -> d1 -> nothing. was going to drop d2 until girt sucked me in to that CUSA power conference (but shortly after not wanting to recruit multiple worlds became too much).
now as a more casual recruiter, my d1 phelan team (new, total rebuild) might actually have a chance? if i was playing hard, i'd only have tark teams.
also, i would like to hope this is an issue of teams in the same division. there is a perfectly good reason to have teams in the same world, in multiple divisions. for example, my tark progression. i picked up d3 wesley, and loved the conference. i wanted to move to d2, so a season before i left, i grabbed another d3 team, made the NT or something, moved up to d2 SIUE (where i have been for like 60 seasons), and then moved over to d3 wesley with an account that would beat out newbies, because i didnt want to take the risk. after several seasons, i moved from d2 SIUE to d1, from d3 wesley to d2 SIUE, and grabbed a new account so I could keep wesley. eventually i got sick of d3, fell in love with d1, and wound up with d2 SIUE and 2 d1 teams. but the entire time, the adding of teams was because i wanted to explore a new frontier, and couldnt bear to drop the team. i didnt want multiple teams then, i just couldnt let go. allowing teams in different divisions caused me to grow teams, and there are many other coaches with similar stories - if you want worlds to be empty, then refusing multiple teams in different divisions is an excellent plan! i really worry for the state of the forums too, so many of those coaches are the multiple team-ers (which makes sense, the most engaged coaches are those most likely to play on the forums, and to want to keep old teams in the same world, etc)
the biggest issue is the enforcement. do you only remove upon a complaint? whats to stop 1 coach who doesnt like someone else, from reporting his teams, when he has done nothing wrong? you really just cant do a he-said she-said based on nothing, and have everyone with multiple teams worrying what will happen. do you do a programmatic search, using whatever methods seble is talking about (there are many and if they say they can identify teams, i would believe they can) - and automatically remove all of those teams?