I'm looking at creating a new subforum: "A Safe Space for Planners". The idea behind this subforum -- and the concept is still gelling -- is that planners are under public scrutiny, and sometimes we might want to discuss a project or issue without fearing that it could be see by the public. A private forum would provide some of the advantages of a listserv -- mainly, privacy, the lack of search engine access, and the ability to reveal your personal information.
Access would be restricted. One idea is to grant access to practicing planners and related professionals that request it, who have some number of posts. There may also be the ability to attach very large files.
This would NOT be a snark forum, or an exclusive club for privileged Cyburbians.