Edit: Nvm! Figured it out. I had to update commander.
We have just released NodeBB v1.7.3.
To see all of the closed issues included in this release, click here.
In typical me fashion, I upgraded right away. Per best practices of most changes per window, I installed the 8.x node release and broke npm
After a reinstall of node and npm, all was well in the world.
nice ..nodebb is goint great