It's a simple fact that everybody wants their clan to succeed. Playing together with a regular group of friends, whether for casual fun or hardcore competition, is one of the best experiences in gaming.
However, in their haste to try and recruit members to clans, people often forget a few basic things, such as checking the rules thread. If you're looking to recruit for a clan, and haven't already done so - please read it, as it's not just there for decoration. It's pinned at the top of this forum at all times, so ignorance of its contents is no excuse when it comes to any moderation, and it's reviewed regularly and updated accordingly, so for as long as it remains pinned its contents are valid and it hasn't expired.
The most common ways that these rules are broken are in violation of rules 1 and 5. The rules on bumping and multithreading are there to ensure that all clans have an equal chance to get people's attention and recruit them - not just those with large numbers. This is particularly prominent among some of the larger clans, and so bear in mind that while you're here trying to recruit for them, you're acting as their representative. If you actions and attitudes reflect poorly on your clan, it could earn a permanent ban on their right to recruit here.
So, we don't allow you to bump your own threads, and we don't allow you to make more than one. The question then becomes, 'how am I supposed to get people's attention?'
Probably the single most important piece of advice I can give you is that you need to be active - and the best way to do this is to get involved in the community. An account here allows you to do so much more than just post in this forum - we have a large number of other forums for discussion, various forum games, regular Community Events, the occasional site tournament and contest, and of course our live-chat shoutbox, where you can interact with other members in real-time. If all you do is turn up, post a thread, and never log back in except to check it, then unfortunately you're unlikely to get much attention - and of course, if you break our rules, you can get exactly the wrong kind of attention from the moderating team. But by interacting with the community and making a name for yourself, people are much more likely to pay attention to what you post, and your chances of getting those new recruits rises drastically. Remember, you can do things like putting a link to your clan's thread in your signature - nobody is likely to see this if the only place they can find your signature is in this particular forum, but if they can see it in discussions and threads across the whole site, it's much more visible.
When it comes to recruiting for a clan, you get out what you put in. If you make little to no effort, you're not likely to get many requests - but if you're willing to make that investment of time and enthusiasm, the chances of people recognising your clan rise substantially. And who knows? Even before people start wanting to join, you might make a few new friends and play a few games along the way!