I can totally see where you are coming from and yes, to be honest, I am ok with accepting that I…
Chris Thomas

How is knowingly looking at a smaller pool of candidates based on their level of community involvement a good idea? You aren’t asking a candidate to easily demonstrate their skills, you are asking the candidate to do work outside of work, inside a community setting that may or may not be conducive to their preferences. Recruiters that take on the role of “bouncer” as you are showcasing seem to think that they are keeping the wrong types of people out of a company, but can just as easily be blocking that company from potentially great hires. Because of this, the whole thread sounds like you wanting your job to be easier and for candidates to confirm to your standards at the expense of the company/companies that you represent.

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