At 5:05 PM -0500 11/22/02, Beartooth is rumored to have typed:
> Btw, since the list is totally private and invitation-only,
> and the site if extant would be revealed only to invitees, the
> question arises: how much trouble would I be inviting from
> strangers discovering the list by stumbling over the site?
Stick your site behind a password and no one _can_ stumble over it,
including the web spiders. You could hold an "open" front page, and
password-protect the rest, using the front page to explain and perhaps run a
form for "application."
Seems the mailng list you have now would be less work, though.