To allow the boards time to grow and grab new members. And be a sanctuary from the trolling of the Rants. The Rant is large enough that it could counter any trolls, but say what if the Rant or the OT decided to invade the Vanderbilt board one day
this was posted by napoleon on the TD help board not long ago. to which chicken posted it was "well said". could give some insight as to why the head fowl is leaving the team boards private for the time being. let them grow in numbers then open them to the public, which i think will work if done properly.
tried to find where napoleon posted it or where hugo reposted it for someone else in a different thread, but those threads appear to have been whacked.
was able to google search and the quote above was still searchable, which is how i copied and pasted it here. was thinking there was more to it but this may be it.