Code riddle

Hi guys,

Got a problem with assigning the correct user role for new users and keeping new users from getting user status on the main website.

Tried everything and finally found sollutions for both problems, only thing is that I have to choose which one because they don't play nice together.

These 2 are snippets of code, very much alike, which I have to put in a php and drop in mu-plugins.

Is there someone who can solve this riddle and merge them so I can have my way?

snippets

This one assignes the role of author to new users:

<?php
function ds_new_user_meta($blog_id, $user_id) {
add_user_to_blog( '1', $user_id, 'author' );
}
add_action( 'wpmu_new_blog', 'ds_new_user_meta', 10, 2 );
?>

and this one removes the user status for new accounts from the main website:

<?php

function ds_new_user_meta($blog_id, $user_id) {
remove_user_from_blog( $user_id, '1'); //removes new user from blog_id 1
}
add_action( 'wpmu_new_blog', 'ds_new_user_meta', 10, 2 );
?>

Help would be greatly appreciated!
Nick