No it knows there a member it just wont let them post anything on any of the forums. And yes thats what the role mapping area is for but do i really have to give all my members admin ??? so they can post?
Your users do not need to be admin to post in your forums. I created an account in the forums and was able to make a test post. Take a look at the permissions I have there. I did not create an account on the website, just the forums.