Instead of doing things with css where anything you have hidden can easily be seen in safe mode. Why not create a new category that is only visible to you and move the topics over which leaves the staff category free. Alternatively, you could try out Category Group Review/Moderation as they don’t see the #staff category.
This appeared pretty easy and I began but then thought what happens to all the images I’ve placed for ads?
Not only do I park images in staff for my house ads but also to host on other sites, so this seems like I may regret it, thoughts?
I believe I use that for my leader group as they largely have moderation abilities, not sure, really like to just give full fledged moderator short of the many years of (staff) history I’d rather be left as history
I don’t find that to big a threat, can the CSS idea be accomplished easily enough?