By default, tribes are open to anyone who would like to follow it. Some tribes may not want to let anyone jump in the tribe as a follower. For those tribes the Chief can choose to “protect” the tribe. This means that the only way for someone to come into the tribe is through an invite from the Chief. To protect a tribe, go to the tribe page and click the “settings” button to the right of the “conversations” tab. Inside the “settings” overlay, check the “Protect my Tribe” checkbox.
If a member is following your tribe, there is no need to invite them to your tribe. Instead, you can simply promote them to a member by going to your tribe page. Click the “Members” tab. Find their name in your members list, and click the “Action” drop down. Then select, “Make Member”.
A tribe will typically have many followers, and only a handful of members. To become a member, the Chief must either send you a tribe invite, or if you are always a follower of the tribe, they can promote you to a member from with in the tribe. To promote a follower to a member: Navigate to the tribe. Click on the “Members” tab Click on the “Action” drop down next to the member you want to promote Select “Make Member”
A tribe consists of both members and followers. Members share their tribemates content, and their content is shared by their tribemates. In order to become a member you must either receive an invite from the tribe’s Chief, or the Chief must promote you from follower to member. Followers share their tribemates content, but their content is not seen or shared by their tribemates. Followers may join any tribe, unless that tribe is protected. They may also participate in the tribe council.