A Chapter's rules on membership are left up to the Inner Council of the Chapter to decide. Such rules may include:
Whether or not certain classes or races should be denied membership;
Whether or not petitioners should be required to post on the forums before allowed membership;
How long a person should wait before becoming a full member;
How restrictive membership is in terms of maturity;
Whether or not the Chapter will recruit openly.
While such choices are left up to the Chapter's Inner Council to decide, it is recommended that the choices made will be similar to those made in the The Sundered Guard's past. While a Chapter can mass recruit, if it wants to, and allow anyone and everyone to join and instantly be granted full membership, such an action will likely draw a great many people that break the rules that The Sundered Guard employs, regardless of Chapter. If such a thing were to occur, the Elder Council of the Guard would get involved in the Chapter's doings, and measures would have to be taken to ensure such a thing would not occur again.
Furthermore, if a group of immature members of a Chapter were to deface the forums in any way (outrageous cursing, insults, spam, etc.), those members, and the Chapter leadership, would be reprimanded and punitive action may result.
The Sundered Guard is a mature, respectful community. If a Chapter chooses to grant membership to people that do not fit this description, it had best make certain that those members do not negatively impact the reputation of the guild at-large.