Returning to the issue of the semi-private, semi-personal hidden members only areas here.
Having just read that one of the members seems to have gone on tilt and is pulling the plug on this bulletin board to set up his own website (as an alternative) because it seems that he was unable to pressure the moderators to suppress supposedly proprietary information published by one of his competitors, I'm moved to share my opinion that hosting your own website/blog is one of the easiest ways to circumvent the hierarchy on this bulletin board rather than by hiding in one of the hidden personal forums here.
However, it's perhaps a reflection of someone's own competence (or lack thereof) if they're actually unable to function in this environment without having to resort to censoring others opinions (especially if they're claiming to be a competent martial artist)?
I'm also at a loss to understand why anyone settles solely for the inherent constraints and the very limited clientele of this bulletin board instead of hosting their own website if they feel that they have something worthwhile to say that cannot (or should not) be published openly on this bulletin board.
Of course, there's nothing that anyone can do to hide these supposedly secret systems nowadays, so even had this person censored that information and opinion here, it would still have been freely available elsewhere.