I just made it so that when you have the forum set to only allow Normal or Trusted members to post in the forum, everyone can still access the forum but only the specified user group can post in it. It'll cost an additional 10,000 Viz to make it so that only the specified user group can post in the forum.
The reason for this is because making to many forums private and not viewable guests and newbies hurts the search engine ranking since those pages can't be seen or indexed by search engines.
bigNATE : We already have an outspace forum (and I've seen sci-fi topics discussed in there alreadY) and we already have a movies forum so I'm not sure how well this would work out. I suppose I'd be ok with a forum like that though.
Davideo7 : Yeah I was thinking of that, but this would be dedicated specifically to it and could include (and of course would center on) non-movie or cross-media franchises. I'll wire Viz and give details in a minute then.
Not sure if this stated previously or not but I really think you should make it so people can have their own forum template for their entire forum. Seeing septemberns thread was awesome, but having it as the entire theme for his board would be even better.