Since yesterday - January 15, 2015 - when logged in as Administrator, I cannot see or view all the content on the Main Forum Page.
Dashboard Page appears to be unaffected, as content can still be seen there.
Before this condition occurred, I had changed permissions on a few of the Categories and Forums so that Guests would not be able to see Avatars or see "Replies" and "Last Reply" info to the right of the Thread Title.
After changing just a few Forums I checked to see if - as Administrator - I could still see all the info.
And yes, I still was able to.
I only got through about 6 or 7 Categories of changes, and then went onto other projects.
Later, came back to continue working on changing more of the Forums permissions - and it was then, logged in as Administrator -
I could no longer see the entire information on the Content Side.
The Dashboard Side appears to be unaffected.
BELOW are 2 Snap Shots explaining / showing what I am discussing here.
Hopefully someone can tell me what happened and to correct the settings - if any - so that I can again see all the content as Administrator.
After the problem surfaced, and logged in as Admin much later, I also noticed that even the GUESTS were unable to see the "Replies",
AVI pics, etc., etc., INCLUDING the Categories and Forums of which I did NOT change the permissions to.
Also: I went through the ENTIRE SECTION regarding USER GROUPS > ADMINS; Members; Guests; etc., etc., and the three main settings groups on that page in the ACP for Administrators, et al. ALL settings seem to be in such order that gives the Admin COMPLETE ACCESS.
I went through the entire menu of "OPTIONS" (from the ACP) to see if anything was incorrectly checked or marked or whatever.
I cannot see anything that is incorrect.
I sure hope someone can tell me what happened and how to fix this, as I have looked at every possible section of the ACP that I can think of
and have thus far been unable to determine WHY information is being blocked out from the Admin.
UPDATE OF INFORMATION, COMMENTS:
Tonight (16 January 2016) I went back into "Forums" and re-checked my Permission Settings for the FIRST THREAD under the FIRST CATEGORY Listing on the Main Forum Page, to wit: MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Then I went to the FIRST CATEGORY and corresponding Forum OF WHICH I DID NOT CHANGE THE PERMISSIONS FOR - before this problem,
and up to the present time as i type this.
The bottom line being: THERE ARE NO DIFFERENCES (NO changes) IN THE PERMISSIONS SETTINGS FOR MY CATEGORIES AND FORUMS
from the time I first made the changes, to the time I noticed a problem with me Administrator NOT being able to see the forum info (as snap shot #8 - counting from the top).
In addition to the above, just to try something, I did make Permission Changes for JUST the first Thread (as named above in red).
I GAVE A COMPLETE "allow" to ALL users, to wit: "Administrators", "Members", "Guests", "Users", "Everyone".
Then went back and logged into the forum. Looked at the Forum Main Page as Administrator. NO CHANGE - still cannot see all the info
that should be showing to the RIGHT of the Thread Title.
So what happened?
Maybe PJK is correct, maybe there is a "bug"?