Has anyone ever ran a Closed and Invite only type of forum or website? I'm currently starting up one right now. We'll be hopefully upgrading to Xenforo and will have the whole site up this month. In theory, I see how this would be something worth while. 9 times out of 10 there's loads of forums out there for your need. Why join yet another one that has the same stuff in it? This is what a lot of people thing, and having it so you have to be personally invited, and chosen among others is something that I can see being highly enticing to people. Are you more likely to stay on a site that you just joined, or a site that you have to talk to people who knew someone who heard a rumor that they knew someone that could get into the site, and you got in? Anyway, I'd like to see if anyone has ever ran one of these types of sites, and if so how successful was it for you? P.S. I'll post my progress on it's success or not.