No, I don't think that it is the best situation. To a certain point yes, but a little deeper no. Also a mix of layman and Bhikkhus is not the best, even if there is great good intention on both parths as the views are very different as well as the rules to stay secure.
Maybe if there is a modified or special under-forum, which is in somehow not public and also high discret.
Just that! *smile*
BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_