Ok, I thought initially that this sounded like a great idea... at the very least it's a vast improvement over the AC. But what i don't understand is the "people will be more comfortable stating their minds in a private forum" thing. I think that it would be better just to create a forum entitled "Focus Goup Discussions" and let it be open to everyone, and have "themed" discussions. All you would need to do is put a sticky at the top and have very very strict rules for the forum. Unless the FOcus Group would be discussing private stuff like certain users (which I can't imagine), I don't see why it can't just be public. EDIT: And if it's going to be a read-only forum, that just reiterates my point.