Just so you know, to "password protect" a board and allow only certain
members access to it, you can create a member group (non-count based). Then select that board and goto permissions, then make it a local
permissions board. Select your newly created group to only access that board. Then simply add the membergroup to the individual members you want access to. (I think you can do this by using additional groups
but, I haven't tried that yet. Note that this option will also hide the fact to other users that the selected members are a part of these groups (i.e. the group name will not
show up on the memberlist and it will not show up under the member name next to each post.
Although, I do wish that any additional membergroups did show up with the member information with each post. I also wish that the memberlist could have an option to display post based groups instead of non-post based groups (under position), but I'll live. Sorry about the tangent.