quoting from tresspass' sig "proud private member befor easy mode was turned on" i would like to suggest making "easy mode" a bit less easy. right now we have gotten lots of new private members (me included) who only needed to be active for 1 month, and get 250 posts. I would like to suggest that that be raised to 3 months, 600 posts and 50 rep. This would keep the private area much more private. Befor private members who are under those (suggested) guidelines start flaming me, i am not suggesting demoting anyone who has yet to fufill those guidelines.