There is a way of doing that, but the problem is the news area wouldn't be visible to guests, as it's located in the forum; News Area, Forum, Gallery, ex, as all one entity.
Here's what Sprousefreaks would look like to a guest, or before you log in.
Hmm, okay. So it's not possible to only make particular threads or particular boards visible for guests?
Ehh, unfortunately, I don't really see an option for that. I agree, though, it might be nice to make the Dylan and Cole thread private to guests possibly. Everything else is free access. The only thing I'll be able to alter though, is the forum theme, or rather the only thing I'll touch.
Matt and I have been discussing the potential of a new forum design, and he has created the following prototype. We'd like to hear your feedback on it, and see if it's something you guys are interested in seeing on the forum. If you guys have any suggestions, feel free to share as well:
I remember this "Freak Of The Week" thing.. Whenever Jake chose someone as Freak of the Week (for every 10,000 posts they make, or for helping to keep the site awesome and up-to-date), he turned their name gold.
I wonder if it's possible to temporarily turn a member's name gold in this forum too.