I'd probably actually keep the different node types for specifying different permissions, at least in the first version.
Um.... ugh. That means having a proliferation of note types (as we have already started down that slope with pmdevnote).
That is entirely contrary to the whole idea of "one-click forum creation".
Perhaps an alternative would be to have a single new note derivative which contains links to access rules
(by which I mean, usergroup | accessrule | NULL). This field would get populated from the values in the forum base
in the note's maintenance create.
Even before that, how about just working on ...
Sure, man. I just wanted to capture my thoughts here. Anybody could work on this. (I'm not the only one who thinks it's a good idea of moderately high desirability.)
What is the sound of Windows? Is it not the sound of a wall upon which people have smashed their heads... all the way through?