Thanks for that Ian it is really appreciated all the assistance that the member give here on this forum.
I just have one other question that someone might be able to answer for me.
In the permissions area you have numbers 'o' is for inactive '1' is for active but what is '2', '3', '4', '10' stand for as it has me stumped on how the different numbers work. If someone can put some light on the numbers it would be great.
As long as it's a positive number then the permission will be granted. Some allow a higher number than 1, like total private messages. Calendar events is strictly, -1,0,1 however. But it will treat 3 as a positive permission.
The closest you can do right now is copy, but that still requires going into one forum at a time. You'd set one to how you want it, edit the next that will be the same, and then copy the permissions to it.
Definitely will need to add some functionality to make this quicker and easier.