I checked out v1.16.2 of the forum and was running node version 15.12 when I encountered the same error.
I downgraded to node version 14.6.0 and now this error is not coming up.
I hope this info can help anyone.
I m trying the Nodebb free trial . Love the forums.
I haven't done proper development for so many years, last IDE I used was eclipse I guess
I want to override some stuff, like Changing text 'New topic' to 'Submit'
I understand plugin the only way to do as I m on nodebb cloud ?
Also how do I install my own plugins ?
Hope I can get some help with these, thanks much for your time