Ok, so I'm thinking it would be good for all our writers to be enrolled in the membership program in addition to our paid members. But I don't want to charge writers, so tell me if I have this right:
1. create an access level for "writers" which will include perm to use adsharing (and for other access levels this would be a negative rule).
2. Either we do not need to set up a subscription level for them, or we do? I'd like them to be able to apply on a page different from the regular members registration page, then I'm thinking they will be placed in the 'subscribers role'...
3. then if we like them and bring them on as a writer, it is simply a matter of going into users> and setting their role to author. However... will they still have access to the adsharing as a result?
4. Related, what if we use a role-scoper to give people ability to post a draft and upload media but not publish, are there any forseen things I have to do to make sure this configures correctly in relation to their 'writers' membership level.
Would it be simplier to create a "free" access level/subscription level and funnel people through it that way?