Back before the Updates, when clans were based on Name-Tags and Honor. When we had to use outside methods of having private communication between Clan Mates. When loading a game up with one clan was common. Remember this, and remember the offenders. Groups like Sky Clan and its spawn. And remember. Remember those who tried their damnedest to make Warlight a friendly community. Remember the 501st.
I was around when the first clans were forming, but I didn't really paid attention to them back then (despite I was invited to some [WM] recruitment tourneys). And having official clan system is, honestly, way better.