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[ with subcategories] Error when trying to post: "You do not have permission to start..."

edited January 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
After upgrading to Vanilla, I removed all categories, and clicked on "Use Categories". Then I added a few categories, including multi-level ones. After that, when I try to post as a user with admin privileges, I receive this error message:

"You do not have permission to start discussions in this category"

How can I fix this?

I'm using PHP 5.3.5 and MySQL 5.1.53.

You can take a look at my Vanilla installation at

Thank you!


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    More details:
    1) Posting to the "General" category works fine;
    2) In order to post to a category, I have to click on its name first, since once I click on the "Start a new discussion" button, there's no way to either select the category nor to see what was the selected category for the new post.
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    ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    Can you edit the role of your user and see what the default category permissions are? Thanks.
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    Indeed, after I ticked the checkbox "This category has custom permissions." and configured the permissions, I was able to post.

    Thanks Todd and Dakira!
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