Re: BP-Admin Bar … did I miss something?
I was able to use the article above and the Capability Manger plugin https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/capsman/ to create a very nice to accomplish exactly what I wanted.
Using the WP install as opposed to MU I now have a Blog menu that allows Members (now with the role of Authors) to add, edit, and manage comments on the main blog.
Very nice, works exactly as I wanted.
1. Create bp-custom.php and place it in wp-content/plugins/
2. Add the code below and save.
(ok well sorry … tried adding the code but it gets all mangled.)
If you want it I guess send me a message or something