@dunlix (and others)
Thanks, the disable plugins suggestion worked. Apparently it was the "sanitize html" plugging that was causing the problem.
Not even sure why we had that still installed.
Thanks all for the troubleshooting help!
Hey i was checking the logs via ./nodebb log
this was the error generated
1/11 15:45  - warn: [plugins/nodebb-plugin-sso-google] Hook
filter:user.delete is deprecated, please use an alternative
similar goes for face book as well.
is there a fix for this would appreciate it
Deprecated means its support will be dropped in future versions of NodeBB, but is working for now.
So it's no error you need to fix right away.
And since both are @julian s plugins you can be pretty sure it'll get updated before support-drop