On most forum softwares, when creating a new section, there is an option to protect it with a password. Do you use this feature? Why or why not? I don't use this feature. I find it kind of pointless to use. If I wanted to make a forum for private use, I would most definitely head over to the Permissions. In my opinion, there is only one case where this could be put to good use. This is if you wanted to make a section in which members have to be invited to be able to use it. By invited I mean being sent a PM with the password in it.