@pichalite Thank you for the response.
That was most peculiar, but I reset the config.json to be how it was and it stopped having this error.
Besides I still think it's best to check data.config, before extracting data.config.loggedin anyway.
Please forgive my newbie question but can .htaccess files be used with NodeBB?
I usually enable them via Apache and then place one in my project's root directory but I have no idea where that is with reference to NodeBB.