Thanks so much for your helpful input, Dusty!
Don- we're trying to clear up some confusion in your descriptions- otherwise we won't be able to help.
1) you can be "signed in" (logged into the fotmd site, as shown by seeing your name at top right link as Dusty outlined in red.... but unless you have JOINED a Group, you still won't be able to access that particular Group's discussions. Again- see Dusty's red outline showing where to JOIN a GROUP. When you are in a group and something is inaccessible, do you see the button that either says "Join Group" or "Leave Group"? If you see it, what does it say...join or leave?
2) we can't confuse discussion Forums with Group discussions. Anyone online (even non site members) can see the discussions in our site Forums. However, with GROUP discussions, you will not see the whole discussion and will not be able to post in the group unless you have JOINED that group- see Dusty's screenshot.
To clear up what you are referring to- please post here the URL or link of the location that you cannot access. Even if it says no access allowed, please Copy that link address and post here, so I can see where you are when you are having this trouble accessing.
3) additionally, as Dusty asked, I too must ask- when you say you are 'restricted' what does that mean?- are you getting an error message?- if so what does the message say? Or, if an error message is not popping up, what are you seeing?- a "404 Page not found" page? Or, just not seeing the replies to a discussion? What exactly are you seeing, or being told in a message?
4) Have you tried accessing these places on a different device? (a phone, a tablet, a laptop, a desktop) Try a different device to see if it happens from that device too, so we can know if the issue is only happening on one device you're using.
Please try to respond to these particular questions i've laid out above, so I can try to help you.
Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990
updated by @strumelia: 08/27/20 05:00:00PM