There are earlier versions of the post-levels plugin, yes, but they don't work they I want them to with the version of WP (1.5) that I am currently running.
I was trying to see if I could find a fix for the current version of the post-levels plugin (V0.2.1) that I'm using until I can upgrade my WP. My problem with upgrading my WP is that I use a lot of plugins and have made quite a bit of modifications to certain files, but I can't remember which ones I actually made the modifications to. The actual upgrading of WP never takes long, it's the tweaking to get it all back the way I want it, that takes the most time.
I suppose I will just have to bite the bullet and upgrade although I don't want to right now. I'm just being stubborn. There has to be a way to do what I want to do with the version of the post levels plugin that I'm using right now, which is only show my private entries to registered users with a level of 1 or higher, but restrict their ability to post on my blog or edit anything within my blog admin interface.