This seems to be a new issue as it was working fine previously.
Here are a couple example structures - it is a common pattern on forums:
- Learning Resources - parent category that everyone can see but nobody can post in
- Books - sub cat where staff can create/see/reply and everyone else can see/reply
- Courses - same as above
Aim of the above is to force use of sub-categories and the parent category is used to keep them all neatly together, i.e to act as a ‘parent’ category.
Another slightly different example:
- Parent Category (can be seen by various groups, usually all those who can access the below, but can not be posted in)
- Sub-cat 1 - user group 1 can create/see/reply
- Sub-cat 2 - user group 2 can create/see/reply
- Sub-cat 3 - user group 3 can create/see/reply
Again the parent category is not to be posted in - it is to act purely as a parent for the sub-categories. The sub-categories can only be seen and posted in by those groups specified in the permissions. This is again to keep the (sub) categories neatly organised.
Trying to add a new sub-category and then a new user group to the sub-cat (where I try to allow that new user group to
See the parent category) I get:
Any group that is allowed to access a subcategory must also be allowed to access the parent category.
Yet this is the parent category.
Anyone know what’s going on?