To access the Debates and Hot Topics (Private), Relationships & Intimacy (Private) and the Online Journaling (Private) Forums *or* to start new threads in the Classifieds or Business Cards forums you must have been a member of the TCOYF Message Boards for over 90 days and also have over 200 posts.
To request access, send a Conversation to the Forum Administrator mail box. You can initiate such a Conversation by selecting the "Start Conversation" link on the Forum Administrator Profile. Until you have access, these forums will be invisible to you.
Once you have access, you'll see the Private Forums Group:
You will also be able to start new threads in the Marketplace Forums:
If you prefer to have access to one or two of the forums, you can request access on a forum by forum basis.