I've tried to research this, and found this thread: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2020065
...which seems to have conflicting information:
nickvergessen wrote:You can access these forums. for example through the jumpbox on the viewtopic.php
Any pointers?Brf wrote:The current permissions allow you to create totally-hidden forums though, by placing them as subforums of forums to which the users have no permissions. Therefore the hidden subforums are only accessible by link, or by typing the address into your webbrowser addressbar. They do not show on the forum structure, or jumpbox.
(Disclaimer: I have am running a modded version of 3.0.8., but I am not looking for specific help for my specific install - all I'm trying to find out is how plain vanilla phpBB works by design. Thanks!)