Misleading +New Topic button showing for "Members" in bug reports

FEATURE
There is a button in the Bug Reports > Website Bugs > (any sub-category) section that allows DevForum members to type up a website bug report but does not allow them to submit the report as you have to be a Regular to post website bugs.

WHY IT’S A PROBLEM

  • This is a problem because as a Member you are not allowed to submit any bug reports but you are misled into think you are able to since the “+ New Topic” button allows you to begin typing up a topic (in any of the sub categories)

  • Below, you’ll see the button disabled before selecting a sub category to website bugs.

  • Below, you’ll see the button enabled after selecting a sub category to website bugs.

  • Below, you’ll see the error DevForum members get after typing and attempting to submit their bug report.
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RECOMMENDABLE FIX

  • I would recommend disabling that button in all sub categories of Bug Reports for DevForum members as they cannot submit website bug reports.
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Looks like this happens when viewing a tag in any forum category with similar trust level requirements (not just bug reports), like your screenshots show. I will file a bug report with Discourse about this.

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The bug report has been filed.

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