I dont know if this issue is for other type of users…but here are steps to reproduce for moderators.
- Install new forum and add few moderators at setup.
- Create a category and give permission to post only for moderators.
- Login as a moderator and try to post. New Topic option is disabled for moderators even though permission are available for them.
- Now login as a admin and revoke moderator permission and give him back again(instantly).
- Login as a moderator, now you will see New Topic option.
It is not a blocking issue but please look into this. thanks!