@julian Upgrading to 2.5.2 totally fixed the issue.
Many thanks !
Assigning user group after registration
I am aware of system group named registered-users which includes everyone, but I want to have "special" separated group of users beside registered-users.
I also noticed that when user is logged in one can see emails of all users on their profile page. Is it possible to turn this feature off? Or have I overlooked it in settings?
@metalkramp there is a plugin called nodebb-plugin-assign-newuser-to-group that is in the plugin list that will allow you to select a group for users to be assigned to upon registration.
There is also the setting 'Make user info private'...
under settings > users that keeps the email and other personal information private, for just email there is a further default setting for users - 'Show email'
on the same page