*firstly my name should be on the registered page so you CAN help me ;-) we have several user groups set up our admins moderators members and unregistered/unconfirmed groups we have a public discussion forum that we would like unregistered members to be able to see. i.e without signing up for a forum account. when going to user groups under admin unregistered/unconfirmed is in a bold blue meaning there have been changes to that account type if i read correctly but under node /public chat view node, view topics/conversations is all checked allowed all the other stuff is inherent. when a guest comes to the site they get an error message stating they have to sign in to see the forums. can anyone help this noob?