I'm sorry to say, but it is rather frustrating to see this, considering this discussion more or less already happened all the way back in February - the PC recruitment forums were all merged together, causing massive issues for PC clans/alliances, outlined in this post:
Drew responded with "There is now a subforum for Ghost Clans (which are the most active by a large margin.". This plus the custom clan subforums were introduced, and both helped ease the prevalent issues (although not long-standing problems like 'Trade' ideally having it's own category... or perhaps recruitment could be moved under players helping players?)
However, the custom clan sub-forums have their own issues - for example they've been bugged for months, where one cannot browse past page 1 with anything other than "Most Members". By default it's sorted by most members, which means that large clans/alliances dominate. While they could be a viable alternative to the recruitment sub-forums eventually, at the moment they are far from it.
The current solution to spamming/deletion of posts in recruitment forums just implemented today seems to be making the default view be sort by 'Start Date'.
Within a couple hours of this change, someone reposed their recruitment post as a new thread, abusing the new system to get to the top:
The old system, while imperfect, at least allowed some semblance of visibility to active clans. But it looks like many of the complaints were discussed in the archived post above, so not much point in repeating them again. However I am (cautiously) hopeful that if DE takes feedback from the clans, a nice middle ground can be reached. Perhaps in this case, slow forums are not bad forums!