@chris Well, this is the status of the admin bar PREVIOUS to installing WPForo:
I have custom roles defined by AAM (Advanced Access Manager). The bar was displaying fine for admin, editor, custom AAM roles inherited from editors, etc ...
I install WPForo. Now the admin bar has disappeared for every role except admin which is problematic. My editors need it. I changed the WPForo following setting: "Display admin bar for members. This option won't affect the admins." from disabled to enabled.
After enabling this setting the admin bar shows up for every connected user even basic member, something we don't want.
My recommendation is that you should change this option to:
"Display admin bar for members only. This option won't affect the other roles: admin, editor, author, custom roles ... " this way when it's disabled, it won't change the admin bar setting for editors, authors, custom roles, and so on ... or just removing this option completely as the admin bar display can be managed by other plugins anyway.
Currently I'm stuck! None of the plugins or even the function added to functions.php can overwrite this WPForo setting.
Not sure if I'm clearer ;).