@ben-coyle2 Cool, cool, cool!
You persisted, teased out the gremlins and finally got things working. Good job! 👍
Now the real fun begins 🎆
Whenever I run my forums using the standard ./nodebb start, it pops up saying that nodebb cant connect. However, when I start the server in dev mode, the site connects just fine. I didn't see any errors in console or the log.
This sounds like https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/issues/5472, take a look at that issue and make the suggested changes.