I have some reasonably convoluted permissions settings on my vb3.8 forum. Now on my xf B5 test forum the node permissions settings for 2 forums are listed in bold indicating there is something different about the node permissions. 1 forum had access by members of a special_user_group, and that group was long ago deleted & forum was placed in a private area only I (admin) had access to. another forum had administrator & super_special_user_group viewing all threads, but all other groups could not see each others threads (only the ones the threads they started) Ideas? I'm a bit stumped. edit: the other forums seem to be operating normally.. (there are many).