I've set the conspiracy-related forum to be hidden from both visitors and new members. I'd like people to be able to post their thoughts about the things going on without it being immediately visible to the entire universe. Guests can see that the forum exists, but cannot access anything:

After you've registered, have been around for a week and have made at least 25 posts, that area will open up for you then.

This change also protects the site. Search engines can penalize a site if it sees us as discussing topics that they'd like to "fact check", and there's nothing they need to see in there anyways.