Bootstrap Mode for small private group?

I’ve just started setting up my Discourse forum. It’s for a small group of existing customers (less than 30) and it’s private.

I think I understand the idea of trust when it comes to public groups, but do I need this for my private group?

Can I, and should I disable Bootstrap Mode for this forum?

And how would I do that if I should?


Disabling bootstrap would be more restrictive, not less.

If the site is fully private and trusted, it is safe to set the default new user trust level to TL1. That’s sort of what bootstrap mode does, too, except limited to the first 50 users.