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Member can't see discussions any more
I am currently building up a vanilla forum. Most of the time I am logged in as admin / moderator. After a while I am checking the progress by logging in as member. Now, for the second time, my member account is not able to see any discussions. When I am visiting my forum as guest, moderator or admin I can see all the discussion. As a member I am told, that there are no discussion.
Does anybody have an idea what's the matter with this? I can't figure out the reason for this but I don't want to take the risk to have such an issue if the forum is going live.
Welcome to the community.
Please check the permissions for the role Member via the Dashboard.
Is the default category option 'view' checked?
yes, 'view' is checked for every option. even if i check everything the user is not able to see a discussion.
and: even if i set '1' in every column in the database the user still doesn't see anything.
creating a new role based on member has the same effect.
but setting the user as admin or moderator solves the issue. so it does not seem to be a permission issue but some kind of classification issue. how can this happen?
i still could not find something like: discussions are only visible for admins and moderators.
Can you confirm the category (categories) doesn't have custom permissions?
It certainly appears to be a permissions issue. Possibly your permissions table is corrupt?
Personally, I'd do the following:
make a clean install of Vanilla
check that members have the correct permissions and can see a discussion
export the permissions table from the new DB
empty the permissions table in your old DB and import the new one
so i kind of figured out...something.
1) i went through every category, checked the custom permission checkbox, did not change anything, and saved it. now all the categories were visible again.
2) since i add and delete data all the time a category that i do not use often got dropped (flagged content). so there was a permission reference to this id which did not exist. i don't know if that was the reason. but if i uncheck this option again the category is gone again.
thank you for your help. i guess saving the permissions table after a complete clean install might be a good idea