Following are the different levels of groups on the forum and the access that you are granted when you achieve each (please note that with each upgrade, you will also still have access to everything below your achieved level!):<p
In Limbo: Note that this level is currently disabled. After you register but before you have activated through your email link. You now have access to the UserCP and the In Limbo forum, but nothing extra on the boards. You can also receive but not send private messages, so please be sure to check your email. You can always have the email resent from UserCP if you don't get it (check your junk mail folder)! If you gave an invalid email address when you registered, go to UserCP, change it to a valid one and have the validation email resent! If account has not been activated within 30 days, it will be deleted.
Lurker: For the time being as soon as you complete registration, you are at this level. You will now have access to send Private Messages and will be able to view more of the forum. Any account that has not had a post after 6 months is in danger of being deleted, so please make sure to at least post once to introduce yourself.
Reader: Once you make one post, you are automatically upgraded to this group. You now have access to the Short Stories and Fanfiction boards. You can also now upload your own Avatar (costs 1 Jbuck), change your signature (costs 5 Jbucks) and edit your own posts within two hours of posting.
Proofreader: You are upgraded after you've made 5 posts, which is a minimum that should be made once joining. PM me if this hasn't happened within 24 hours. You now will have access to the NC-17 fanfiction, a few of my short stories and the Proofreader Members Download section, where my novellas are posted: Test of Time costs 5 Jbucks to access and Trouble in Paradise costs 25 Jbucks to access.
Bookworm: You are upgraded after you've made 35 posts. PM me if this hasn't happened within 24 hours. You now have access to a few more of my short stories in the Bookworm Download Section, Altered States and Barbara's Surprise (costs 5 Jbucks).
: You are upgraded after you've made 75 posts. PM me if this hasn't happened within 24 hours. You now have access to the Reviewers Download Section, where I have posted a few of my novels. Currently includes Love's Trial (costs 40 Jbucks) and Misunderstandings (costs 35 Jbucks). You now also have the ability to delete your own posts within 3 hours of posting and can change your custom user titles (costs 25 Jbucks).
: You will be upgraded after you've made 150 posts. Please PM me if this hasn't happened after 24 hours. You now have access to Gone but not Forgotten (costs 50 Jbucks) in the Critic Downloads Section.
: You will be upgraded after you've made 300 posts. Please PM me if this hasn't happened after 24 hours. You now have access to Passion's Price (75 Jbucks in the Download section).
: You are upgraded after you've made 500 posts. PM me if this hasn't happened within 24 hours. You now have access to the Bibliomaniac Downloads Section, where half of Jude's published ebooks are posted for varying amount of Jbucks.
: Don't want to wait until you've reached a certain number of posts to read? Then pay the yearly fee of $16.95! Paypal link is located at http://www.judesplace.com/payorder.htm. This will give you even more access (all of my published ebooks, including the A Modern Myth trilogy, and the 2008 version of Tomorrow's Past in the VIP downloads section - each installment of the trilogy costs 500 Jbucks to download, and Tomorrow's Past costs 200 Jbucks) than a Bibliomaniac without having to post, though that would still be greatly appreciated! If you haven't been upgraded within 24 hours, please PM or email me! Note that you must be a registered member before you can be upgraded to VIP Staff! Note that there is also an option to try out this level for 2 months for only $4.50. Visit http://www.judesplace.com/forum/subscribe.php page for more info. All Paid VIP's receive 200 Jbucks a month.
: You are upgraded after you've made 2,500 posts. PM me if this hasn't happened within 24 hours. This is also where VIP Paid Editors are moved after their year has expired. This level has the same access as VIP Paid Editors, but they do not receive the monthly allotment of Jbucks.
Other misc. groups include:
Inactive: Any member that no longer wishes to be active (or has not posted in over six months), will be placed in this group as opposed to being deleted. Can only view the board but has access to Private Help. If anyone in this group decides they want to be an active member again, just create a thread in the Private Help subforum and ask to be reactivated.
: Mainly just a special group I created for our good ole Grilldog!
: This group can moderate all boards and have varied levels of "behind the scenes" access to help out admin.
: This group mainly comprises of Jude, the owner of this board. Admins have access to everything.