I must be looking right past it, but is there a switch to switch the forum closed for all but the admin? (so the admin can still browse the whole forums normally but everyone else gets the closed/maintenance message)?
I swear I tried that before posting. I just updated the domain moving from a test install to the real domain, so I must have lost my login for a moment. Sorry for the pointless thread, and thanks for confirming that it works perfectly. Tried it again, and it does now. Thanks.