SORRY MAYBE THIS IS A TINY BIT SERIOUS. THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT OF GROUPS I WANT TO JOIN BUT I NEED A INVITE. I REALLY DON'T LIKE BUGGING ANYONE FOR THAT SO WHATS UP? CRISSY
Below is from EddieDingo posted in the Forum:
"Many, many groups have been recently closed. There are a variety of reasons for this, the two major ones being:
1. The creator of the group is no longer an active member...without a creator, there is no one to monitor and moderate that group. If the creator returns, they may re-open the group at anytime, but since there are only three 'part time' moderators on TBD ning, we have our hands full without having to take on the responsibility of abandoned groups. If you have an interest in a group that has been closed to comments and are willing to take on the care and handling of such a group, you are welcome to start a new one. (http://teebeedee.ning.com/profiles/blogs/groups-in-limbo).
2. Some groups were created when there was little or no moderating of this site. As such, many violate the TBDning guidelines (http://teebeedee.ning.com/group/communityguidelines). These have been closed for obvious reasons.
No one has had their profile, group or content deleted unless they have violated TBDning guidelines and have first been asked to remove inappropriate material themselves...the exception being the use of unacceptable language (when I'm made aware of it) which is substituted rather than deleted. While groups may now be closed to public viewing and participation, the material contained is still intact and available to the person who originally posted it upon request. I believe in censorship to a degree, but do not believe that I have the right to remove or eliminate anyone's words or work that is within the specified guidelines. This is the reason that the site may not be as 'tidy' or organized as some other social networking sites and although groups, profiles and blogs may now be inactive, I do not believe I should delete them to oblivion."
You can join any group you desire unless it is a "closed" group. If it is a "closed" group there will be place at the top of the page where you can click and send a message to the creator of the group asking permission to join.Those are kinda like the "in crowd" from high school and usually have some sort of agenda to push.
All open groups have a "hot" square near the group name that says "Join this group" ....click on that and you're in.