I guess the first question is: are child permissions supposed to be inherited by child forums? I think that they're supposed to... but I could be wrong about this. I have a subforum for a club. Moderators are assigned to that forum. There's a private child forum with different usergroup permissions, but the same moderators. Problem is, the mods have privileges in the parent forum, but not in the child forum. They are members of the correct usergroup to view/post/etc within the private child forum.