The Notes clients document properties allow to "list in database catalog" on tab "+".
I have never seen an environment where users acutally used catalog.nsf to work with bookmark style doclinks.
The action also does not check if the user has the access right to create a document in catalog.nsf. By default yes, but the admin might change access to read only or even no access.
As a consequence: Get rid of any existing documents in the views "Content\by Author" in catalog.nsf and remove those views.