Ok, I failed to mention previously that I have created a group. I just created the public group and it allows me to create new topics for it from inside the group, but when I access the forum from the main navigation menu I cannot create a new topic from the Group Forums Directory. This is my real issue. I can create topics from within the group but, I cannot create new topics at the Group Forums Directory level. Also, I am finding that private group topics do not display in the Group Forums Directory.