If the button is green you’re in the group/have access to the group. If it’s red, well you can figure that one out. See the groups explained below where these green/red dots are relevant. If you’re wondering what this means, it stands for Restricted, Privately shared stuff that indicates there is content not viewable (to you) due to insufficient group level access.
How to access/upgrade to different user groups for added access.
The simple reason for groups is not all things that I store on here is for public consumption, nor for sharing with any Joe MFing Blow who registers. Some are work related which I might need to refer to (phone numbers, email/snail mail addresses, links to work/job related sites, peoples’ names for different topics/subjects, etc.). I use space for notes, thoughts, ideas, etc., with no appropriateness filters beyond segregating who can view them. There may be photos sets or video clips in the gallery that I leave up for family sharing/viewing but not necessarily public viewing. And “other” topics.
It’s like people coming to my house. I might have stuff on the front porch for the passing public to view. Other things are inside the house and I let those whom I want to come inside to see. Yet other stuff may be locked in the den or my ‘private area’ where I invite only certain people to access. I may feel the need to curse or talk trash in the sanctity of my private living room. I may have old 35mm or VHS (ha! Remember betamax?) video, or DVDs that I put on to watch with only my closest friends and they share what they brought. Same thing.
Register and Log in. Registration will put you in the the SUBSCRIBER group. Revisit this page to see below (that you didn’t see as an unregistered user or were not logged in). Revisit to see below if you get added to more groups.
You’re not in this group. Register and login. You’ll have “some” access. Re-read this once you’re logged in as a subscriber.
If you’re already in the MEMBER group, don’t worry about this group. You’re not going to be in both SUBSCRIBER and MEMBER groups.
Member group has “general” access, meaning access to stuff not otherwise restricted to the additional groups below. Plus full access to the music .mp3 area.
Oh, and adding subscribers to member and the other groups is not automated. I do it manually, so it’s not done right away….