I am not happy at all with the new recruitment policy, especially it's timing. My topic has an unanswered question on it that will most likely result in majorly lowered interest in my project.
The very purpose of a forum is to allow discussion on topics, and I enjoy discussion on my recruitment post. If someone has a question I have forgotten to answer in my post, or I have made a mistake in it, I would like to know so I can add/fix it. When people reply with interest, it gives me more interest. When people reply negatively, it gives me something to work on. I have never lost from comments except spam.
So now my topic is dead, doomed to live until 15 people have created their own topics. In the good old days(yesterday), I could have answered peoples questions and kept it alive.
But this is not the part that annoyed me the most. On top of not being able to add replies and updates, this forum does not allow me to edit my posts in those topics. Now if I forget something important, I need to repost completely, and either end up with two posts in the Recruitment section or wait until the post dies and build another one.
When I post something, I build it up in stages usually. I know some of you, it just comes to you the first time in perfect words what you want to say, but for me, it takes a lot of planning. I like the freedom to be able to fix typos and add more effective words from time to time.
I have been with DevMaster for a while, and I have tons of other forums I can return to. All of them allow me these freedoms. I just thought you should know, what you're doing is probably a bad decision for your forum.