Is there a way for normal users to create hidden topics? CAMRA has recently set-up a Discourse forum to improve two-way communication between the members and the central organisation. In the past, they lobbed out one-way email memos with no easy way to follow-up and discuss further. My suggestion was to include a link to a Discourse topic to discuss further. We’d need to get the link first but don’t want to let the cat out of the bag by allowing the topic to be visible before the email was sent - so being able to flag the topic as hidden when first posting and then reveal it would work okay.
I specifically said “Normal users” as we don’t want to especially give people who use this facility special rights on Discourse.