Unknown Group - Causes Finder Crash - How do I change group?

Many directories and files on my system after installing Leopard have an "Unknown" group and when I open a "Get Info" window on them and click the "Add" button the beachball appears and Finder crashes.
MacFixit stated "This problem appears to be due to a bad group setting. You can alleviate the issue by putting afflicted users back into the "Staff" group (GID 20) via the following Terminal command:
sudo dscl . append /Groups/staff GroupMembership username
(where "username" is replaced by the afflicted user's name)."
However, this did not solve my problem. Said files and directories still have "uknown" groups and Finder still crashes when I click the "Add" button in the Get Info window.
How to fix?

McToast wrote:
In Tiger, a group with the same name as your username would be created and the UID and GID would match. However, Leopard doesn't seem to be doing that anymore.
No, now it has reverted to the behaviour of 10.2 and before. All normal user accounts were made members of the "staff" group by default. admin users were also made members of the "admin" group, plus a couple of others. There are a lot more in Leopard. Trust me, you will have far fewer problems if you make your primary group 20. Your 'id' output should ideally look like
macbook:~ michaelc$ id
uid=501(michaelc) gid=20(staff) groups=20(staff),98(lpadmin),81(appserveradm),
103(com.apple.sharepoint.group.3),102(com.apple.sharepoint.group.2),
101(com.apple.sharepoint.group.1),104(com.apple.sharepoint.group.4),
79(_appserverusr),80(admin)
(I put some new lines in there to stop the excessively long line).
I don't know what those sharepoint groups are, either, in case you're wondering

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