Did just that, I enter the username on top right, click Set Permission, then set all to Allow.
Still that user does not see any post from that forum.
Even with the direct link to a post to that forum, it will show "No permission"
I'm still having a hang over from assigning a few dozens members bespoke permission to some of our private forums. I have to do this a few times a year so trying to find a better way to do this.
Can you give me a better idea of what you are talking about?
I have one private category (CAT) with 20 private forums under it.
To get a member access to forum 1,2,3 under it, here is what I have to do
Under Node Permission, click on CAT, add that member with permission to view CAT
Go to forum 1, add that member and add permission to view, post, reply, etc
Go to 2,3 and do the same thing.
Now the member can see CAT on forum home with forum 1,2,3 under it. If I don't do the CAT step, they can only access it if they know the url.
Now I have to rinse and repeat this process for 40 other members. Can you imagine how cumbersome the process is?
Can't we just have a grid view where we can quickly check on boxes to grant them permission to nodes?
Can you organize those permissions into groups? That would be easier. But if each individual user has access to different forums then there is no way to group the permissions in which case you have to do it the hard way.
edit - another idea
You could create a usergroup for each forum, where each group represents access to its respective forum. Then simply add users to the appropriate groups to grant them access.