You should NOT be able to view a private forum directly by its URL.
Are you using the latest bbPress v2.1.2?
Not the forum, but the topics in private forum are directly accessible by the topic URL.
Yes, the newest bbpress
I cannot reproduce this with a couple of sites I have.
Can you go to your WordPress Dashboard -> Tools -> Forums -> Repair Forums
Run the repair tool to ‘Recalculate private and hidden forums’ and see if that fixes your issue .
(It would also be a good idea to run the rest of those tools to ensure all the forums/topics/replies are in sync).
Repaired, makes no difference. By the way, the private forum out of buddypress group is working fine. It’s the private forum inside BP groups that shows topics by direct topic URL.
While you are here, I’d report another bug– the topics and replies inside BP groups can not be edited. All admin links are not click-able.
Thanks for response!