If we were to even come up with something as simple as an alternative forum for writers to head to, exclusivity would probably kill our chances of growing.
I don't think I made myself clear. Exclusivity isn't the idea, but I do feel that there should be some added focus toward members who have established themselves in some way. This will limit people coming around who don't want to improve, have no serious goals when it comes to their work and just want to write stories solely for attention purposes. My goal is to promote quality work, give talented writers a means to standout, and have a place for writers of all levels to gather information and find the tools they need to develop on their own(how I'd accomplish this, I'm not quite sure). Then from there, writers(whether they are new or established) can go out to the many available places online for writers to post their work and get readership or critique(Furaffinity, Furrag, the upcoming Claw & Quill). I wouldn't want to create another one of those. I don't feel like we need another one.
The point is that new writers and aspiring writers need something to shoot for, a goal to achieve, because no amount of readership or critique is going to help a writer unless they truly have the desire to improve. If they want to succeed and grow, they will seek out the necessary tools to work toward that goal because the information is out there. Some people may not know where to find it, but it's out there if they truly want to look.
The forums or FA doesn't need another group or page or thread for writers to gather because, number one--I don't feel that a lot of people(not everyone, but a lot) use the resources available to them here now. And two--as someone else told me, this place(at times) can be a toxic environment for writers. The thing is, if I or somebody else creates a guild for writers, the ones that want to participate in it, will. And that's what I feel writers need, a place where people will come who want to participate and actually want to improve and do good things to help out others.