OK, I uninstalled and reinstalled (including wiping the settings for Tribler) and did some digging and my main 2 browsers weren't handeling Magnet links right. My main had no MIME association for them and the automated handling of it was not working so I had to manually associate it for it to be passed and then picked up by Tribler. My secondary wasn't working at all from what appears to be a bad update.
It is now picking up magnet links, albeit slower than other clients I usually use. The port icon went dark and smiling.
On the home page I am getting 3 "What's Hot" links that appeared to refer to the magnet files I used to test. There are no categories on the categories page.
Now when I try to change the default port it won't take. it keeps changing back to 7760.
Ports TCP 45677, UDP 45676 and 7759 are open both coming and going. Since the client wouldn't let me change the TCP port anymore, I opened the default port 7760 TCP.
I do not get any channels and still the Whats Hot is made up of things I have magnet or torrent filed into it.