With the media attention the V has been and will be receiving soon, we expect a large influx of new users to the community. As we want their experience to be as smooth as possible, we are and have been implementing some small changes that we believe will help both old and new users to identify who they are dealing with on the forums.
First you may have noticed that you and/or others around you have a fancy new badge; the V Creator badge. This badge was awarded to everyone who partook in the creation or testing of the V. (Or should have been. If you haven’t received the badge but feel you should, please send me a message about it).
And I’ll also announce that we are going to be giving away badges for all future projects we do, so get your feedback out there!
And some of you may have noticed that you or others around you are no longer called "creators”. That is because the group no longer exists:
There are multiple reasons for this. The first is that everyone in this community is a Creator. You are the people who help us create the next great devices. So there is no reason to have any artificial grouping for who are Creators and who aren’t. Especially not one that is based on what people’s activity half a year ago.
Second, unlike the @Senior_Creators group that was created at the same time, the Creators group never had any defined purpose. Nor perks, unless you count the title and the avatar flair. Ok, I guess those are perks.
Which also ties into the next reason. It caused confusion. The titles and flair caused confusion. It hasn’t happened often, but every once in a while I have seen someone reply that they were confused about someone’s status based on the Creator title. And that is once in a while too often.
Going forward, you will see fewer titles, and it will be easier than ever to recognise posts made by the team.
All Eve team members now have a title that starts with “Eve” and tells you what they do. You’ve probably seen posts by the Eve Co-founder & CEO or the Eve Community Managers. The new titles are sometimes a bit less playful, but we feel it is important to be able to clearly identify the team.
Next up are the Senior Creators. These are all people we feel stand out as strong positive contributing forces in the community. This is also where we remained more playful with the titles, (so some of them may have more unusual ones – there’s a story behind each!) but they always have the little light bulb icon next to their avatar.
The last title you may come across is for the Insiders. These were people that were instrumental in Eve’s early success, and were at the at the root of the V’s development. They are our veterans, and their early contributions shaped a lot of where we are today.