permission error when creating discussions
I just set up a new vanilla install (2.018.8) and I am having an odd issue. Members can not create discussions, although mods and admins can. I have double (and then some) checked permissions in both roles and categories, members should be able to create discussions. The drop down menu shows the correct categories (the ones members have permission to create in) but the page shows a ¨permission problem, you dont have permissions to do that¨
I have spent all day trying to resolve this issue with no luck. I tried setting custom permissions on all categories as another discussion suggested, this had no affect. I have also tried creating another role, setting the permissions (to what members should be), and it results in the same issue. Members appear to be able to do everything else, except start discussions.
It is the first time i have set up apache and php in debian, my other vanilla installs are running in slackware and work flawlessly, so i suspect something may be misconfigured on the web server end, but really i have no idea what the cause could be. I am somewhat baffled as to why it is only affecting members and not admins and mods.
Any help with this would be hugely appreciated.