It's there to generate creative discussion "without all the noise" as I believe Stachu (and probably Thom) said. I think it's a great idea, actually. I was going to post in the topic that was made today, and then I realized I couldn't so I was like . Then I was about to PM Stachu as I believe he was the one who I was going to respond to, but then I left to go to my school's basketball game. When I came back, I found that someone else had already posted what I was going to say. I was like "Oh well, there'll probably be another chance soon enough for me to say something." Point is : The private forum wasn't made to make certain people feel excluded; it's there to produce discussion that will ultimately be good for the whole speedcubing community. If being allowed to post in that forum means so much to you, then prove on the regular forum that you can contribute to a meaningful discussion, and perhaps someone will recommend you.
I think the private forum is way to make people realize the quality of their post, which is in my opinion the goal. Despite being of the people in the private forum, I do look back and realize that I post way too much crap.
Also, before you complain about not getting into the new subforum, try filling out the form that pjk mentioned.
I was actually surprised when I didn't see my name on the list. I thought most of my posts were good, but as waffo said looking back it's obvious lots weren't so good. Still would love to get it
Maybe you shouldn't make threads saying you got 5 LL skips in a row.
Although I see you answering lots of questions in the OAQT, you also do things like telling brand new members to go to the "OAQT" like you expect them to know what it is. You have lots of posts, but that doesn't mean that they're all very contributing ones. Answer OAQT questions is not very contributing IMO. I would say contributing is something like taking part in a discussion, and suggesting more ideas. You can always fill out the form and see if you get in.
Oh yeah I should probably link them to it. I was just looking over that last week. Also, is the form out yet?