I have been working on the usergroups for the forums for the past few hours. Please go to your control panel's usergroup page and verify that you are a member of the usergroups you should be a member of (specifically guild locals, IBRSC, or elected officials):
If you do NOT belong to a usergroup that you should be in, use the form on that page to request membership, and the usergroup leader will review your request.
It is to your benefit to make sure you are in a usergroup if you belong there - IWG and IBRSC guild members have a higher private message quota and are permitted to upload more gallery photos than non-guild members.
Those of you who wish to be usergroup leaders for your local, please let me know. The only requirement is that you must be a relatively frequent forum user (every day or every few days, preferred), so that you can review pending requests within a timely fashion.