This is the problem. I need three levels of access. Registered users who can see certain forums. Members of the guild who can see certain forums. And then officers that can see others. If I created a site mod group that could see hidden or private groups it would allow clan members to be privy to officer discussions which sometimes include sensitive discussions about other members.
Likewise, there are occasionally discussions for just the guild members that I wouldn’t want anyone who signs up for our site to see, like members’ addresses or phone numbers or ventrilo login info.