Thank you for the feedback. I'm starting to think what I'm wanting to do is not available. I wasn't able to find the answer in the forum as well.. but I'll try to explain further.
I have disabled all groups as well as the forum, however, my forum is still visible. What I mean by visible is, if someone was to randomly run across my url, they could see my forum. They are not able to see any content created, however, the forum is still visible to them. They can see the forum structure, logo, fonts, colors, etc.
While I'm designing my forum, making changes etc., I do not want this visible to the public. Right now, even in disabled mode someone can visit my forum everyday and see the "cosmetic" changes I've made.
Is there a way to make my forum invisible? Meaning, if you go to my URL, you will not see a forum at all. Maybe just a blank white page that says, Maintenance, or Under Construction?
I hope that makes more sense. Thank you!