If you view a profile, and it gives a membership number, does it mean they have paid their subs or just registered?
Yes, if there's a membership number that means they are a full paid-up member of the club. These can view all areas of the website including the "members only" section with back copies of Grassbox etc. They can also contribute to the forums and add comments to certain pages and add their own classified ads.
People who have registered for the website but not paid a subscription to the club can still contribute to forums and comment on certain other pages but they won't have access to the members-only section of the site. These can be identified by the absence of a membership number.
Exceptions to the above could occur if someone registered for the site and then paid a subscription at a later date but their online status was not upgraded. This might happen, for example, if I missed the revised status or the member didn't let me know they were already registered on the website when they paid their subscription. We'll happily put any errors right.