This is essentially the main reason that I want to have my forums. If this is possible to do easily then I am more than happy to purchase a license.
I want to make it so that newly registered users, or guests can only see one forum - Applications.
Upon clicking into that forum, the newly registered user can see stickies made by the administrator, but no other users threads.
The newly registered user can create their own thread, and reply to their own thread without seeing any other users threads.
Upon being promoted to member they can then see other threads and reply to all threads.
Is this possible at all?