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Open or closed forum?

Hi all,

Currently this forum is invite only and is thus ‘closed’.

Do we want to stay like this or shall we make it ‘open’ so anyone can join? Or (if it is possible) possibly we want an ‘open’ forum with one or two closed ‘communities’?

Ideally I want to bring in plenty of other players since participation and diversity of perspective are real strengths I want this forum to draw on. An open formats supports that, but I am conscious that by opening it I possibly invite industry salesmanship… We do (eventually) want at least selected industry players involved, but I am interested in keeping sales attempts at a minimum.

Also, some topics that come up may be the sort of things we want to keep out of the public domain in some cases?

So, what to do? What do you all think?