@julian Oh sorry I stopped my EC2 Instance cause I don't want to go over my monthly allotment. Im tired rn and first thing tomorrow i'll try a reinstall and if the same problem arises i'll update this post.
SOLVED phpbb >nodebb, admin/mods cannot edit
I checked the nodebb db owner and it has readWrite.
I tried changing mongo from auth to non auth just to see if something would change.
I went through the entire backend, making sure that a specific use was global moderator and even assigned to that user all of the forums.
Still admin can create/edit categories and everything else on the board but both these users cannot edit anyone's posts as global mod. We need to be able to edit in order to fix the remaining problems left over from the phpbb conversion.
Can anyone offer some leads, ideas, thoughts on what I might be looking for that would cause this.
Generally you want to enable most of the installed plugins. I suggest going through the list and selecting each plugin that sounds like something you want/need.
I'm not sure how they got disabled, it's certainly possible the importer did it. I don't know what exact steps you took to import your data.
Have you checked the privileges for all the categories?
Yes, I've done that as well. The mod has full access including edit posts to all categories and sub categories.
The user that should be global mod is in the global moderators group and 'Forum wide moderators'.
Clicking on Privileges shows all categories/sub-cats.
Clicking on Global moderators show the user in the member list.
Yesterday, I also selected each category and sub-cat in this section and Edit posts is enabled/selected. Only 'Moderate' is not selected which I should look into next.
However, at the bottom of this same page, User Privileges shows the moderator user and there this user has all of the permissions including moderate.
Not sure what I am missing.
Do you have any extra plugins installed? Try disabling them. What version of NodeBB, Node, etc? What error do you get when you try to edit, or does the edit item not even come up?
At the bottom of every page, I see 'undefined'.
No additional plugins installed. It's a new, default install but the DB was generated by converting from a phpbb forum.
I click on edit and nothing what so ever happens, no change at all.
Try a rebuild and restart. Try upgrading to Node 14.
@pitaj Oh, interesting. I didn't notice the node was older. I had everything up to date but must have mixed up a vm snapshot. No problem, I'll do that and report back. Thanks.
Update, now at;
Still seeing the same issue after a rebuild and restart?
@macfan I'm not sure why you commented 'for sure' unless it's happening to you also but yes, same behavior.
To be sure, as moderator, you just click on the three dots then edit right? Nothing what so ever happens, the page doesn't even refresh.
Also noticed that the converter seems to have doubled many of the phpbb posts.
@nodeham so you click on the three dots, them click on edit, but nothing happens? Do you see any errors in the JS console in your browser? What about in the NodeBB logs?
@pitaj We do that but it doesn't show any error nor in console nor in dev mode.
@pitaj it is on my local server, I can give you access, But need a better communicating tool for this.
No errors in the nginx or nodebb logs.
No errors in inspector console either other than this which I've seen for other sites.
This page uses the non standard property “zoom”. Consider using calc() in the relevant property values, or using “transform” along with “transform-origin: 0 0”.
If I refresh the page, then it shows up in the nginx access lot. However, nothing is shown in the log when clicking on anything and Reply doesn't do anything either. I had not even tried that until now.
Oddly, I can delete the copy of the posts. As mentioned above, the converter generated two copies of some of the comments in posts. One more thing that's interesting is that I deleted a comment as moderator for example but it still continues to show, grayed out and says '2 out of 2'
It is even stranger that I can configure the board, change settings etc, but only when it comes to moderating posts, or at least, it's all I've noticed so far, it cannot be done.
@macfan Sorry to hear it. It's been quite frustrating since people might post in the old forums before we get a chance to get the new one up making them out of sync.
@pitaj New to nodebb, not seeing a way to pm you, only chat you. I'll keep looking.
@NodeHam had the composer plugin disabled so there was nothing to edit posts with. I enabled it and can now edit and create posts/topics.