Doubt clarification regarding membership
1) What are the differences between different types of memberships?
The Constitution defines 3 types of memberships, but the differences between them aren't stated explicitly.
1a) I think the main difference between an Associate Member and an Initial Member is that Initial Member got voting rights while the other hasn't, is it true?
1b) Constitution says an Initial Member's membership is only valid for 6 months. So what happens after 6 months? Does the Initial Member gets downgraded to an Associate Member?
1c) Are there any special powers/advantages/privileges for Permanent Members over other members? If yes, what all are they? Or Permanent Membership only means that their membership never expires and have no extra powers at all?
1d) And finally kindly explain how flat power structure can co-exist in a community with its members having different types of membership.
2) How can one apply for membership?
2a) Clicking "Join" on the home page of pirates.org.in redirects us to this loomio group of Indian Pirates. So if one person joins this group does that mean s/he has become a member of Indian Pirates?
2b) If yes how do we classify their membership?
2c) Do we keep a publicly accessible list of members along with their contact details, membership type, etc.?
2d) The thread here says that to become an Initial Member "You have to publicly state your acceptance of the constitution at http://pirates.org.in/constitution". Does it still hold? I mean is it still necessary? If yes, why?