Glad you sorted it.
Regarding the Hub issue. It happens to me, too. You have to login before you click any of the topics.
If you get the members only screen and then login to your account, there is no chance to enter the thread anymore for some time.
You have to make sure, the site shows your profile as logged in (especially in the Forums overview page). In general you have to reload the page, even after you logged in.
This can be resolved by going into incognito mode or use another browser and then login before you click anything else.
Hope it helps.