If you don't have your portrait set right yet, and/or don't have your corporation listed, please go to this page in-game to update it: http://www.eve-ivy.com/activate. Players on newly created characters may have an exclamation point for a few days or weeks after they were created - this is because the portraits are actually coming from the Eve Online forums. If you think there may be a problem, just run the activation script above.
So, on the the main part. From today, I'll be starting on what should be the final part of a project which has been in progress for the last year or so - another forum tidyup.
This time however, the forums and group themselves will be changing, along with the sections, and things should end up a little clearer than they are now. Due to the age of the forums, the number of users, and all the workarounds we had to use before the current version, a lot of things like permissions are a mess. This means we end up with problems where some people's posts are moderated, where people can't see or can't post to places, and other headaches.
All the posts we have at the moment aren't going anywhere - and if you have some odd access, you may be losing it soon, so let me know and I can sort it out. When complete, the groups will be something like this (note that its all subject to change, and not complete):
Normal Groups - Supporter, Eve High, Member, Alumni
These will stay as they are at the moment, and are the base access for the forums - everyone will be in one of these groups.
Special Groups - ILN, BattleGroups, Director Emeriti, etc.
Special 'Optional Membership' groups on top of normal forum access.
Teaching Groups - Mentor, Teacher
Pretty much as they are at the moment.
Staff Groups - Recruitment Officer, Hangar Staff, Titles Staff, Diplomats, etc.
Again, similar to as they are at the moment.
Management Groups - Recruitment Manager, Mining Manager, etc.
Each management post will be a separate group to ease management.
Director Groups - CEO, Director of Education, Director of Diplomacy, Fleet Admiral, etc.
Again, each post will be a separate group, which makes it a lot easier to manage things.
As well as changes to the groups, the forums themselves will be changing - things will be moving around, getting re-titled and so on, and should end up with a bit more of a logical hierarchy (which has been needed for oh so long!) in a few days.
I'll be starting with the Director groups, and working my way down - once those have all been created and applied to the relevant people, then it's a case of creating the new forums and moving posts over, then tidying up the old disused and duplicate groups. This will take some time, but everyone should retain access to the relevant forum sections.