Hello VHL Member,
The point of this guide or memo is just to give a bit of insight on what the recruitment crew does in regards to recruitment drives and what we get paid for. The guide is also to shed light on ways you can recruit without feeling like you are stepping on toes in different aspects. There are only a couple "Dont's" for the casual VHL member when recruiting, but luckily that leaves a lot on the table where you can help and where we can help you. Think of this is as a poorly written FAQ's sheet.
Every VHL member may take advantage of the Recruitment Drives, Recruitment TPE incentives and the website spotlight tasks that run throughout the season and at select times during our VHL schedule. It's important to note that certain areas of the internet are somewhat off the table for the casual member because those areas deem our posts as "flooding the page" or even worse "spam". However, that's not to say it closes off much of what you can achieve through a simple post.
Reddit is an avenue we use to boost our membership base through like-minded hockey fans and even fans of simulation leagues or RPG gamers. This is the one area of the internet it is best not for anyone to post in (even comment in when the recruitment crew posts), solely because Reddit has their own moderators who often times delete posts if they have not got approval beforehand. There is even the rare chance they delete our Recruitment Crew posts even after approval from their Moderators, and to that we get very sad over; not really but it sucks.
TL;DR: Do not post on Reddit, but upvoting is highly promoted and encouraged (as well as rewarded)
We have our social media platforms that we post to and have attached in this section of the forum. Feel free to follow those accounts from your account, a burner account or tell your nerdy friends to do it. There is no TPE reward for these types of sharing/liking, but the more talk on social media about the VHL, the more eyes see it.
If you're wondering what exactly we do with Youtube and what we actually have done to achieve anything on there; we have a bunch of stories for you. When we officially came up with the idea for YouTube recruiting we thought comments on videos would do us good, but sadly they just get pushed down the long list of comments on some videos. We recently started piggybacking off of big YouTube channels and paying them with Donation money to have them advertise our board at the start of their YouTube videos. This way their already founded audience becomes our audience as well, and as a reward they get paid from our members who get rewarded in TPE as well. Look for more of this to happen down the line and usually we will hit this in high hockey season (Sept-March).
Posting on other forums/websites is a free-for-all and by saying that we mean it in a good way. If you go around to gaming forums, sports forums or any other related topic that you think you can pull a member in from, by all means go ahead and get yourself some TPE for doing so. Only thing we hope you do is post in the "Post Our Link on Other Websites" thread to claim and easy 1 TPE, but also it gives us a record of who has posted where and if we are spamming that forum too much. Not only that it allows us to recognize you if you have a different username elsewhere.
Why should I take part in Recruitment Drives if it's just another opportunity for TPE whores to get tons of TPE and for the Recruitment Crew to load up on rewards?
Taking part in Recruitment Drives actually has more work for the Recruitment Crew and the casual VHL member has less work to do to get rewards. Recruitment Crew members do not get paid for Reddit recruits or YouTube recruits as that is part of our job and thus we are already paid our TPE wage per week like anyone else on the site. Those two recruiting avenues are our jobs, we don't get to claim recruits from them.
What is the difference between Youtube/Reddit drives and a basic forum post on other websites?
The main difference is that forum posts elsewhere are a free for all for whatever VHL member wants to take the time. Please note that if a Recruitment Crew member posts on another forum he can in fact claim a recruitment reward for doing so. However, no Recruitment Crew member will be paid for Reddit or YouTube recruits that sign up. Essentially it wouldn't be fair that the top two avenues for recruiting (Reddit/YouTube) are somewhat closed off to casual members and thus giving Recruitment Crew members the only shot at benefits from them.
How do I confirm a recruit and start earning TPE from their sign-up process?
Easy, post in this section of the forum a topic with your name and recruits (ex. Username's Recruits). In the body of the thread you just need to post the members username (provide a link to their account and or player). Then simply keep track of what level of TPE you are getting rewarded from for them reaching certain milestones.
Do Recruitment TPE Incentives change value over time and how come in the past members have earned more or less in rewards?
Recruitment TPE incentives don't often change value but when they do it's only because of the state of the board. This is something you don't need to follow closely as only once in a blue moon do they change and if they do change it would most likely be an increase.
*If there are any more questions, we welcome them all in this thread and be sure to check in on what our board does with recruitment drives and what you can do to assists us!