If a moderator or Advisory Council member had a fear of revealing and putting their opinions and thoughts into the general organization of the Jedi Council, then why are they moderators or AC members? Because opinions can be twisted, manipulated and misinterpreted. In a private setting, that is less likely to happen. Moderators are in their positions because they are able to moderate the boards and share their thoughts on issues in both public and private. I fail to see what a private forum does to stop that. For that matter, does that mean that AC updates and Mod-Squad updates contain no real information, considering that many members of the board police are afraid to reveal and share their thoughts and opinions with the public they will affect? I'd say the Updates contain real information. Privacy is indeed required in a number of cases, but this is one you're asking the public to comment upon. Is it really too much to share information on an issue that will have a great impact in the future? Do you want information, as in what a person actually did, or do you want people's opinions, which are subjective?